The Second Edition of the FIDIC Rainbow Suite has Arrived

At a packed International Contract Users’ Conference held in London on 5-6 December 2017, FIDIC finally unveiled the Second Edition of the 1999 Rainbow Suite, Red, Yellow and Silver Books.  Whilst the Second Edition largely follows the 2016 pre-release version of the Yellow Book, FIDIC have taken on board some of the comments made by the friendly reviewers, and made a number of important changes.Read more


Construction Claims Basic and Intermediate E-Courses: What’s the difference?

We currently have two e-course options on the topic of Construction Claims: Basic and Intermediate. But what’s the difference? And which one should you take if you’re looking improve how you write and manage construction claims? In this blog we look at each course and answer those questions to help you decide which one could be best for you…Read more


E-Course Trial | Leveraging Lessons and Implementing Improvements

It’s no secret by now (we hope!) that Claims Class is launching e-courses in 2017 and, over the past couple of months, we have been running a trial of our first e-course, a Construction Claims Intermediate E-Course.Read more


Crisis for Gulf Construction Companies?

Let's take a look at what has been happening in the Gulf construction market recently.Read more


6 Key Actions UAE Contractors Should Take in Today's Tough Market

UAE contractors are facing tough market conditions, with cash flow constraints and greater competition for fewer contracts placing a squeeze on margins. Expo 2020 is just around the corner now but much of the anticipated bonanza from Expo and related projects has yet to kick off. The region however still offers decent long-term fundamentals for companies prepared to ride out the current slowdown in the market.Read more


E-Course Pros and Cons | Are they a good study option for you?

In a recent blog we explained the concept of e-courses and what you can expect when you sign up for one. In this blog, we take an objective look at e-courses by examining their pros and cons to help you decide if learning via e-courses is for you.Read more


E-Courses Explained | Everything you need to know

In a recent blog we announced that Claims Class will launch a series of e-courses in 2017. If you don’t know what e-courses are, have never taken one before and have no idea why we’re so excited about launching them, then read on, this blog is for you…

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Introducing E-Courses for Quality and Convenient Learning

Firstly, we would like to wish all our blog readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We realise this is more than a little delayed (we can't believe it's March already!) but that’s because we have been busy behind the scenes working on a new and improved version of Claims Class AND we're excited to now be able to share some details of our plans with you!Read more


New Top Tips Paper! Application of Dispute Boards on Construction Projects

Most contracts have provisions whereby the Engineer, or his equivalent under other forms of contract, is required to make a fair determination of the claim. They also include a requirement that the parties attempt to reach amicable agreement in situations where either party does not accept the Engineer’s determination. Read more


Extension of Time Claims - 4 Key Elements to Include

A previous Top Tips Paper, The Preliminaries to the Claim, covered the preliminaries to the claim and explained how essential information should be presented at the front end of the claim. This ensures that a reader with no prior knowledge of the project or circumstances leading to the claim may gain an understanding of the project, the parties, the contract and brief details of the claim, before studying the essential matters of the claim itself.Read more