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,…


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

As we look 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…


Should I Consider In-House Training?

We all know that ongoing development and training are important for the continued success and growth of business. Professional institutions…


How to Manage and Minimise the Submission of Spurious Claims

The Claims Class blog has attracted loyal readers over the years. We get lots of comments as well as questions on issues that our readers…


Top 10 Tips for Effective Letter Writing

One of the things I notice when I review the records to prepare a claim, review claims on behalf of the respondent, or review particulars…


The Engineer’s Responses and Determinations: What Should be Included?

Earlier this year I presented a CPD talk to RICS members in Dubai on the topic of Engineer’s Responses and Determinations. I usually like…


Construction contract

How to Ensure you Avoid Costly and Time-Consuming Disputes on your Projects

We all want to avoid disputes on our construction projects. But it seems we fail to learn from lessons of the past. ARCADIS have just…