About Roy McPhail, P. Eng., Q.Med, Q.Arb, Certified Construction Adjudicator

Roy McPhailRoy McPhail is a mediator, arbitrator and construction adjudicator with ADR Chambers. He has been a practicing professional engineer since 1980 and President of Almitra Consulting Inc. since 1993. Until the spring of 2014, Almitra provided Developer’s Representative services, Senior Level Consulting, Forensics, Design, and Design-Build services to a wide range of clients from the Rockies to the Rideau. Among the 300 clients were large industrial, institutional, agricultural, environmental and commercial developers. McPhail also spent ten years as chair of a provincial adjudication board, where the board held formal hearings and he was the principal drafter of the subsequent decisions.

In the spring of 2014, McPhail combined his extensive experience in the construction industry with his experience in conducting adjudications to dramatically shift his company to Alternative Dispute Resolution in construction. McPhail completed all of the required formal training in mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution boards and construction adjudication. Previous training had included five seminars led by Supreme Court Justice Marshall Rothstein as well as seven full-day courses sponsored by the provincial Council of Administrative Tribunals.

Roy issued the first construction adjudication decision in Canada. He assisted the sole arbitrator in a dispute where the gap between the parties was greater than $100M (“Roy’s assistance on this case was instrumental in ensuring an award that was deemed well reasoned, thorough, professional and endorsed by the parties.”). McPhail believes that bringing in the right neutral with lived experience in the industry can salvage and even strengthen strained relationships (>$250M in construction completed without court intervention). If you’d like more detailed information about McPhail’s background please see his resume or visit his LinkedIn profile.

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