About

How It All Started

Andy Hewitt, the Principal and creator of Claims Class has worked in the construction industry for almost 40-years, a significant period of which was spent dealing with contractual issues and claims.

Some years ago, he recognised that the standard of claims produced by construction industry professionals generally left a lot to be desired and did little to present the claimant’s case in a favourable light. Similarly, responses to and determinations of claims often fell short of answering the issues raised within the claims to the standard required by construction contracts. Such situations usually lead to claims remaining unresolved and often result in disputes between the parties, a situation that does nothing to help the wellbeing and progress of the project and future relationships.

Claims Class was created to teach the science of construction claims to those within the industry who either deal with such matters and wish to increase their knowledge, or wish to learn the skills to be able to prepare claims and responses and manage such matters to a professional standard.

Mission

To provide training on construction claims that is accessible, practical, accredited, and of a consistently high standard and produce graduates who, having successfully met course standards, will be able to work as competent and qualified claims practitioners.

Vision

To increase the number of high earning construction claims professionals within the industry and raise the profitability of construction projects by delivering training on construction claims that is accessible, practical, accredited and of a consistently high standard.

 

The Claims Class website is owned and managed by Hewitt Construction Consultancy FZE.