Francois Spies

Specialist in Commercial Construction Matters

Francois Spies currently works as an independent consultant to the project, construction and engineering sectors, where he specialises in providing commercial guidance to his clients. These include the negotiating and drafting of various construction contracts, guidance in the administration of the contacts during the execution of the works, as well as the compilation, or defence of any claims for additional time and costs raised. In addition to this, he also guides and represents clients at alternative dispute resolution proceedings, which includes mediation, adjudication and arbitration.

Francois holds qualifications in both engineering and project management, and has been a professionally registered Construction Project Manager with the SACPCMP for over 10 years. He has also completed dispute resolution and contract law studies through both the London School of Mediation, as well as the Association of Arbitrators, and he is recognised as a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (SA), as well as the Charted Institute of Arbitration (UK).

Over the past 22 years, Francois has worked on all sides of the table, as the Employer, the Engineer and the Contractor, for companies such as BHP Billiton, Metorex, WorleyParsons, Alstom and Basil Read, just to name a few.

So, his in-depth knowledge of the construction industry coupled with his diverse and holistic experience make him an ideal Course Leader and a very welcome addition to the Alusani® Course Leader faculty.

This is what past Course Participants have had to say about our Construction Courses

“Excellent course. It was to the point and I could really relate to all of the references made.”

Managing Director,
Industrial Acid Proofing International

“Excellent, excellent the course is very informative and the course leader is very well informed and a subject matter expert.”

Contracts Manager,
Actom Power Systems

“Excellent training course, everything was really well explained and the course notes were of a very high standard.”

WK Construction (Pty) Ltd

“I have learnt so much with regards to the obligations and entitlements as a contractor and I have really learned so much useful information on the proper conduct of the standard form of construction contracts”

Site Engineer,Aveng Grinaker- LTA

“Course is well presented with enough practical examples and is well paced and very informative.”

Site Manager, Stefanutti Stocks Earthworks

To bring Francois Spies to your organisation, please contact us on +27 11 447 7470 or email

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