David Aldridge

David Aldridge

Group Board Director
B Eng, Eng D


David joined the board of DGA to head up its UK Expert Planning Advisory team, based in London.  He is a Doctor of Engineering and has for many years provided independent, professional advice on project disputes in the civil engineering and construction industries.  He regularly acts as an Independent Expert in Delay and Disruption (EOT) and Project Management disputes, the experience from which he puts to good use (when involved in early negotiation and dispute avoidance processes).

David has 30 years’ experience in engineering and construction.  He started in Engineering, then Construction, Project Management, and has given proactive and reactive Planning / Programming, Value and Risk Management, and Partnering and PFI Advice.  His Dispute Resolution experience spans UK and International projects varying in size from a few hundreds-of-thousands to hundreds-of-millions of pounds.

David has been given both oral and written Expert evidence to tribunals in Delay and Disruption, Programming / Planning, and Project Management across all levels of dispute resolution, from Negotiations and Mediations to the more formal processes of Adjudication, Arbitration, and Litigation. 

David is a keen squash player, taking part (at a relatively low level) in local county team competitions.  He enjoys festivals and going to live music and comedy gigs.  He has 2 adult children, who enjoy it when he takes them on to gigs and on holidays, including occasional ski trips.

“Dr Aldridge maintained his objectivity and independence. He was quick to respond within the pressures of intensive and limited adjudication timescales [and his] enthusiastic approach, professionalism, and practical assistance have been of significant value”.

Victoria Russell, Fenwick Elliott

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