Reg QS, FNZIQS, FAMINZ(Arb), GDip Bus Stud (Disp Res)
Peter Degerholm is a quantity surveyor, and qualified adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. His 39 years’ experience in quantity surveying and management in the NZ building industry, includes 12 years in dispute resolution and construction contract consultancy as director of Calderglen Associates Limited.
He is a Registered Quantity Surveyor, Fellow of the Arbitrators’ & Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ), Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors Inc (NZIQS), and a current member of Society of Construction Law and the Dispute Resolution Board Australasia (DRBA). He also appears on the AMINZ Arbitration Panel and Adjudicator List.
In addition to 'independent neutral' appointments as mediator and adjudicator Peter has been appointed as advocate, adviser, expert or consultant to owners, contractors and subcontractors, or as Engineer or Principal’s Representative on a wide range of commercial, industrial, infrastructure and residential projects. His specialist knowledge and practical experience in specialist contracting and professional QS firms allows him to appreciate both client and contractor views of the often complex contractual, technical, financial and performance issues involved in disputes.
Peter has extensive experience in industry matters, including past president of the NZ Heating & Airconditioning Contractors Federation, founding president and chief executive of the New Zealand Building Subcontractors Federation, and AMINZ council member 2010-2012. He currently chairs the Weltec Built Environment Advisory Group, and is actively involved in professional and industry associations.
Peter is author of Managing Contracts Cashflow – Making the Construction Contracts Act work for you and has delivered many seminars on the Construction Contracts Act and construction contracts. He was a committee member for the NZS 3915:2005 review, and a currently sits on the NZS 3910:2003 review committee.