How to deal with conflicts in contract documents

A Claims Class student recently contacted me for some advice regarding conflicts in contract documents. The Engineer always instructed the Contractor to go by the most stringent of the conflicting documents. The student…


FIDIC 2017 Employer's risk events and new claim terms

FIDIC 2017 – 15 Top Tips For Successful Construction Projects

The FIDIC 2017 red, yellow and silver forms of contract were introduced seven years ago. Similar to previous new editions, they have taken time to gain traction within the industry. However, they are becoming more widely…


Impediment, delay and prevention - FIDIC

Cause and Effect: The Key to Successful Construction Delay Analysis

I’m sure that you have heard the advice that if an extension of time claim is going to succeed, the claim must demonstrate a link between cause and effect. The claim must demonstrate that the event(s) on which the claim is…


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10 Things Construction Gets Wrong When it Comes to Claims

Inadequately expressed claims are one of the leading causes of time-consuming and costly disputes. Avoid common mistakes to ensure acceptance of claims. In this post, we set out ten common reasons that claims end up as…


contactor claim strategy

Claim Strategy: 6 Tips for Contractors

If you find yourself in a position where you need to prepare a claim, you will also need a claim strategy. Good news: Our involvement in countless claims over the years means we have a long list of key things you need to…


FIDIC 2017 Employer's risk events and new claim terms

The Importance of Correctly Identifying Claims

For contractors, it is their responsibility to identify situations in which there is an entitlement to a claim for additional time or payment. On the employers side, identifying these situations early means they can take…


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Cost Claims: 11 Tips for Success

Cost claims can be tricky...and if you want yours to be a success, there are some important principles to follow. Not only that, you need to present your claim in line with good practice. This article discusses both. Before…


Construction Claims, Contract Admin

Will Your Contract Admin Stand Up to Future Claims?

Good contract admin (or administration) is key to any successful project.  If a claim is to succeed, it must contain certain essential elements: Cause, effect, entitlement and substantiation. In other words: What happened…


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Top Tips for Delay Analysis in Construction

Delay analysis can be a confusing world. We’ve put our expertise together to create a free download with our top tips for preparing a delay analysis. Despite ongoing improvements in the way in which projects are executed,…


Can Artificial Intelligence Perform the Role of a Construction Planner?

It seems stories and articles about artificial intelligence are everywhere you look at the moment. A common question is whether AI can eventually replace a human’s job completely. This got me thinking about how AI might…