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Ahern Construction Dispute Consultants Pty Ltd

About my services

Extensive experience in civil and building construction, property development and maintenance works. Consultant in commercial contracts in all stages from concept development through to documentation, tendering, administration, and dispute resolution.

Ahern Construction Dispute Consultants provides specialist consultancy services to the construction industry. We provide straightforward and cost-effective solutions to construction disputes, contract reviews, and Security of Payments claims.

Experience and qualifications


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours, UNSW
  • Master of Engineering Science (Civil) - Engineering Construction & Management UNSW
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies - University of Canberra
  • Grade 1 Arbitrator, Expert Determiner, Accredited Mediator & Certified Expert Witness, Accredited Probity Services Provider
    [with Resolution Institute - formerly IAMA] 
  • Registered Mediator, Supreme Court List [Mediation Act 1997]
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Builder's Licence ACT - Class A 4898
  • Workplace Assessor 1999
  • Registered Quality Assurance Auditor A859 - Quality Society of Australasia. [Not Current]
  • Real Estate Agent NSW 03351142 & ACT 18103539 [Not Current]


  • Institution of Engineers Australia - Member Civil College
  • Resolution Institute (formerly Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia)
    Fellow & Past National Councillor & Chairman ACT Chapter
  • Australian Institute of Project Management – Member
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation – Member
  • Master Builders Association ACT
          Member - Professional Consultants Committee
          Past Member - National Contracts Committee


  • Construction and commercial contracts - drafting, negotiation, tendering, and administration - maximising prevention of disputes 
  • Grade 1 Arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator and expert determiner
  • Expert Witness – programming, contract administration
  • Accredited Probity Services provider – Adviser and Auditor
  • Extensive experience in dispute resolution - analysis and support in negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration or litigation
  • Project Management qualifications and comprehensive experience in programming, estimating, tendering & cost control
  • Experienced Trainer – including the production of training videos

ADR Experience

32 arbitrations as Arbitrator, 17 Expert Determinations, 1 Party to a Court Reference, 35 Mediations over 500 matters as a consultant to parties in dispute resolution


"Arbitration in Perspective" - Educational Video 2002 starring Sir Laurence Street  - Narrator, Director and Co-Producer.

"Variations and Claims in Construction Contracts" - Masters Thesis UNSW 1983

"Christmas Lights" educational video on Mediation


On request


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