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Roy McPhail is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers.
Roy is a professional engineer (P. Eng.) with over 45 years of experience in construction serving both the public and private sectors. Mr. McPhail’s construction experience includes acting as the developer’s representative, as Payment Certifier, as Engineer of Record, as Prime Consultant, and as the builder. Since 2014, he has been a construction dispute resolution practitioner and has resolved a range of complex, multi-party disputes including delay claims, scope disputes, bid irregularities, construction defects, design errors, and contract disputes.
Roy is the lead author of a draft regulation for construction adjudication in Manitoba, submitted by the Prompt Payment Coalition of Manitoba to the government in 2018. Roy’s draft regulation is modelled on the Ontario law, but includes several innovations designed to further enhance the adjudication aspect of the Act.
In 2001, Roy was appointed Chair of the Mining Board of Manitoba and served ten years presiding over the resolution of disputes filed under The Manitoba Mines and Minerals Act. He adjudicated disputes over surface/quarry rights access, claim renewals and claim rights, and the validity of claims. Roy was also part of the Manitoba sub-committee that reviewed The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, that sets out technical requirements for energy efficient design and construction of new buildings.
Roy earned his B.Sc., Engineering, from the University of Alberta in 1977, (with distinction) and earned his P. Eng. in 1980.
Roy is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada, and the ADR Institutes of Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba; the Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba and the Manitoba Building Envelope Council. Roy is on the Building Committee for the Board of Governors of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba and the board of the ADR Institute of Manitoba.
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