Letters Abbreviations

When Should You Use Abbreviations and Acronyms?

I have one piece of simple advice about using abbreviations and acronyms. Whether in claims, responses, contractual letters, reports or any…


Need Staff Training During Lockdown? No Problem!

Whilst COVID-19 has caused immeasurable harm, it has at least taught us one good thing: people can work from home without a loss of…


Payment for Work Not in Accordance with the Contract

A former Claims Class student asked my advice on a matter which I thought would be an interesting case study to share. The Contract…


Avoid Construction Disputes

How Education and Training Avoids Disputes

I don't usually have much to say about education and training or attempt to promote our Claims Class courses through our blogs. But, this…


COVID-19

COVID-19: Options for Contractors, Engineers and Employers

In my last blog, I discussed the effects of COVID-19 under the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books. Particularly whether contractors are entitled to…


Coronavirus and Construction – Is the Contractor Entitled to Claim?

  The global hot topic this month is definitely the coronavirus. It's affecting many construction projects.  Labour, materials, plant…


FIDIC Amendments and The Golden Principles

We have all seen it. We receive what we assume is a FIDIC form of contract. But when we examine its contents or the Particular Conditions,…


Force Majeure

The Perfect Claim

Exciting news: We spent a large chunk of 2019 developing a new course, The Perfect Claim. Now, we’re ready to share it with you in 2020.…


Construction and Contract News 2019

We are looking ahead to 2020 and back on the past year. What has changed and what should we be looking out for in the world of construction…


Case Study: In-House Training for Government Employees in Africa

As well as delivering online e-courses, we offer in-house training for companies. We were approached by the government department…