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George StrohfeldtGeorge Strohfeldt BEng(Civil), MEngSc, LGE(Qld), RPEQ, CPEng(Reg), FIE Aust, FIAMA

George is a Principal of CCI and a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 35 years of industry experience. As a Certified Local Government Engineer with both civil engineering design and construction supervision experience, he is an experienced Contract Administrator and Project Manager, with experience in the development and implementation of pre-construction, construction and post-construction systems and procedures.

His skill areas encompass dispute resolution, providing contractual advice, contractual and security of payment claims preparation, assessment and management, commercial negotiations, preparation of tender and contract documents, probity auditing, contract auditing, facilitation of partnering, risk, opportunity and value management workshops, risk assessment and loss control, and workplace training.

George is an active international (ICC) and domestic commercial arbitrator for construction industry and other technical-related matters. He a Grade 1 Arbitrator and an Accredited Mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, and a registered Arbitrator with Engineers Australia and the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre. George is an Approved Mediator for the Queensland District and Supreme Courts and the Commercial & Consumer Tribunal, and is also a nominated Adjudicator and Expert in Queensland Main Roads Department contracts and a panel arbitrator and mediator for the Queensland Governments Energy Consumer Protection Office. He is a past National Councillor of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA), and a past Chairman of the Queensland Chapter of this Institute. He is also a past Chairman of the Engineering Contracts and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Queensland Division of Engineers Australia.

George also presents and facilitates training courses for CCI and holds Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications in workplace training.





Brian FarmerBrian Farmer DipCivEng, MEngSc, MBA, FIEAust, FIAMA, FIVMA

Brian is an Associate with CCI. He is an experienced strategic analyst and project manager/project director. His particular skills cover the full range of expertise necessary for the strategic analysis, establishment and directing of major projects, and correcting problem projects.

Brian has had at various times executive responsibility and management of many major projects, including:

  • health related projects;
  • advanced materials handling technology distribution centres;
  • high rise residential/office developments;
  • major retail projects;
  • different types of engineering construction, including sewer and water projects, pumping stations, treatment plants, tunnels and storm water systems.

Brian has consulted widely on private sector infrastructure projects, tender and contract strategies, probity advice, tender processes, and contract documentation.

He is past Chairman of Standards Australias Contracts Committee which updated AS2124 and completed AS4000 General Conditions of Contract, its associated suite of contracts and guideline documents.

He has been accredited as

  • an economic appraisals consultant
  • a value management practitioner
  • a probity auditor/advisor
  • a Grade 1 engineering arbitrator and as a mediator
  • a risk management specialist.

As an experienced strategic analyst, Brian has directed major studies and projects, and undertakes difficult and sensitive assignments that can range from advice to governments on risk strategies and contract analysis, through contracting processes, to construction industry dispute resolution.

Brian is author of a range of publications and a past Adjunct Professor at University of New South Wales.



Eric LevettEric Levett NZCS, GradDipQual, GradCertLegalSt, MIMC, AIAMA

Eric is an Associate with CCI. He has 35 years experience in the building and construction industry, much of which has been associated with the management of contracts and the provision of contractual and procurement advice.

He has been responsible for the development of contract, procurement and tendering systems and processes to improve operational efficiency and outcomes within Queensland Public Works Department. He has extensive expertise in building contract law and issues associated with the management of contracts, and held the position of Principal for Disputes within Queensland Public Works Department for 10 years.

The scale and scope of projects which Eric has managed is extremely diverse, ranging from high volume low cost minor works quotations to larger, high cost projects such as the $60M Police Headquarters Project, the $45M Optus Playhouse and Rockhampton and Yeppoon Hospital Redevelopments.

He has a detailed understanding of the content and implications of both traditional and non traditional contracts and is particularly interested in transferring this expertise to the management of contracts in a �relationship� contracting environment. His prime focus for the last 20 years has been in educating industry professionals to manage documentation, tendering and contract management processes in order to avoid dispute.

He has extensive knowledge of AS2124 and AS 4305 and is well regarded in the industry for his expertise in these particular contracts. This recognition has translated to the development and delivery of in excess of 200 seminars since 1989 for various academic and government organisations.

Eric has presented papers on Building Contract law and various contract management processes and systems to visiting delegations from Hong Kong, South Africa, Pakistan and Zhongshan (China) as well as the Queensland chapters of the Institutes of Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors.

He is an adjudicator under BCIPA (Qld) and holds a Certificate in Mediation.



Bruce WoodhouseBruce Woodhouse NZCS, GradDipQual, GradCertLegalSt, MIMC, AIAMA

Bruce is an Associate with CCI. His contract management background includes construction project management roles in the UK, Europe and Africa where he worked extensively on major international infrastructure projects in the oil, gas, mining and power generation sectors. He was then active in the creation and development of a management consulting and training group providing a broad range of services to a government, engineering and construction client base across Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia.

His extensive commercial experience includes a number of years in executive management roles in multi-site engineering service organisations covering operations, finance, marketing HR, IR, new business start-up, acquisition and restructuring. He has substantial consulting and training experience in the mining, power, construction, engineering, manufacturing, service and government sectors, with skills in business diagnostics, audit, contract management, strategic and business planning, management systems and business improvement.

Recent assignments have included contractual advice to Principals, Superintendents and Contractors, the development of procurement and contract management guidelines, audits of major period contracts and advice to both claimants and respondents in the interpretation and application of security of payments legislation.

Bruce holds Certificate IV qualifications in workplace assessment and training. He delivers public and in-house training courses covering a broad range of contract management functions, including contract administration, inspection and superintendence, using the AS 2124 and AS 4000 suites of contract documents, together with clients’ own contract conditions.



Mike JuddMike Judd BSc(Civil Eng), GDE (Project Management), Pr Eng, PEng(UK), MIPENZ, FSAICE

Mike has extensive civil engineering experience in the fields of construction, consulting and Local Authority work. He has worked in South Africa, several other countries in Southern Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

His design experience is in heavy structures in the UK and in the latter stages of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, road and rail bridges, rural and urban highways, and municipal developments. He spent some years on various sites as the (full-time) Engineer's Representative, and even longer in an office environment as the Engineer / Superintendent and Project Manager.

His recent experience has been working for Local Authorities in New Zealand and Australia where he continued in management positions while engaged in engineering design roles undertaking road and municipal work, and also as the Superintendent. Mentoring graduate engineers, supervising more experienced engineers and technical design staff, and preparing tender and contract documents (infrastructure procurement) have been the main focus of the past ten years.

For several years Mike served as external examiner and guest lecturer for final year university civil engineering and post-graduate students. He has served on general and executive committees for several professional and community bodies. Internationally, he has authored, presented and had published over 20 papers on civil engineering and contract management matters.



Mike JuddCarl Jansma FCIPS, MIAMA (Arb), CAAM, JP (QLD)

Carl is an Associate with Contracts Control International Pty Ltd and a highly experienced international & domestic Procurement & Supply Chain executive who has previously led, managed, educated and coached organisations to sustainable world-class performance improvement through transitioning to best practice strategic sourcing & supply chain management.

Carl has previously held senior Procurement appointments and advisory positions in leading edge organisations including Govt, Mining and Energy Industries, thus has a continued extensive exposure to innovative best practice procurement for over 20 years. Carl also has a considerable logistics background through his service within the Australian Defence Force.

His primary expertise is in strategic sourcing, procurement process, organization redesign and transformation, eProcurement technology adoption, supplier partnering and Alliances and organizational sourcing risk & governance management. Carl has also successfully designed & implemented an organization-wide Strategic Procurement Policy & procedure framework required to achieve the CIPS GOLD Organisational Strategic Procurement Excellence Certification.

Carls skills and experience in both local & international Procurement & Supply Chain activities include business improvement solutions, Contract risk assessment/mitigation, eProcurement/tendering, vendor prequalification assessment, bid evaluation, negotiation strategies, probity plans, contract management & administration practice improvement, data analysis of commodity spend, vendor performance measurement, professional workplace education, BPR, skill development & mentoring of staff in Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Management, development and implementation of best practice Contract management approaches including procure to pay process solutions.