+27 11 648 9500   +27 87 183 1933

Practice Experience

Ian Massey co-founded MDA Consulting in 2000 and is responsible for the operations of the MDA Durban Office. As a director of MDA, Ian contributes towards and participates in the management and development of the firm as a whole.

A Chartered civil engineer by profession, Ian has 18 years of contracting construction experience and over 30 years commercial consulting experience. He has worked with some of South Africa’s largest contractors and employers providing specialist services in the building, construction, engineering and mining industries in the promotion and defence of contract claims; management of disputes; alternative dispute resolution and project structuring. He also has experience in forensic audits and has provided expert witness services in a number of arbitrations.

Ian is an adjudication practitioner and has provided services as an adjudicator under all the contract forms commonly used in Southern Africa.

Ian’s depth of knowledge is evident from the range of construction and contract forms that he has worked on both locally and internationally. He has made a special study of, and is an expert in the quantification of disruption and acceleration claims.

Ian is a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Construction Adjudication diploma course. He presents in-house, public and on-line training courses on various contract forms, claims and estimating.


  • Civil Engineering Diploma, Leeds College of Technology, 1968
  • ICE Part II exams 1969

Memberships / Positions

  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE)
    Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of SA Institution of Civil Engineers (MSAICE)
    FIDIC Presidents List Adjudicator
  • ICE-SA NEC Adjudicator
  • Associate of the Association of Arbitrators (AArb)
  • CAASA Adjudication Panel member