About Calderglen Associates – Peter Degerholm


Peter Degerholm


Peter Degerholm is a qualified alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner with extensive experience in quantity surveying, management and dispute resolution in the New Zealand building industry.

He holds a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution, and is a Registered Quantity Surveyor, Fellow (Arbitration & Mediation) of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Professional Member of the Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors, and a current member of Society of Construction Law New Zealand and Dispute Resolution Board Federation.

Peter offers services throughout New Zealand in construction dispute resolution as an ADR practitioner specialising in adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act, mediation and arbitration.

Peter regards education as a key part of dispute prevention. He wrote Managing Contractors’ Cashflow -Making the Construction Contracts Act work for you, which was  published in 2003 sold 8,000 copies, and Peter delivered numerous seminars and workshops on the Act. Peter sat on committees for NZS 3910, 3915, 3916 and 3917 Conditions of Contract, and delivers full-day seminars on construction contracts. He also provides consultancy services to owners, contractors and subcontractors on commercial, industrial, infrastructure and residential projects, focusing on disputes and dispute prevention.

Peter has extensive practical experience in specialist contracting and professional QS firms. This allows him to appreciate the complex contractual, legal, technical, financial, performance and quality issues that underlie disputes from all perspectives including client, consultant, contractor and subcontractor.

As consultant and provider of professional services Peter encourages his clients to identify and address potential issues and differences constructively, before they become intractable disputes. He provides strategic advice and support services in documenting, tendering, negotiating and settling contracts, and intervening as appropriate when conflict arises.