First Impressions of a Contractor's Claim

I have just spent half a day reviewing a claim from a contractor on a project where I have been appointed to manage the claims and produce assessments on behalf of the engineer. My impressions after this first review are that the contractor may very well have a valid case for an extension of time but to a lesser extent than that claimed. However, on the basis of his claim, he does not deserve anything because his claim is inadequately expressed. His main failures are that he has failed to link the cause with the effect that he is claiming, the basis of his delay analysis is based on something that, if he had taken the trouble to attempt to substantiate his assertions, he would have himself realised was simply not true.Read more

Claims Class makes its Qatar debut

Claims Class held its first Qatar based 2-Day Intensive Training Course last week. The course was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Doha and was attended by 21 professionals from various construction based backgrounds including but not limited to contract administrators, project managers, quantity surveyors, planning and controls managers and scheduling specialists. Companies represented included, and again not limited to, Siemens WLL, Brookfield Multiplex, Rider Levett Bucknall and Amana Qatar Contracting.Read more

Claims Class Case Studies - Can you find the solution?

Quantity Surveyors International is a long-standing supporter of Claims Class. In 2012, Claims Class contributed to their quarterly QS Eye magazine, providing their readers with some Claims Class Case Studies.Read more

Civil Engineering Surveyor Magazine Publishes Andy Hewitt's Article on 'Learning the Science of Construction Claims'

The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) publishes a monthly magazine for its members. Their September issue featured an article by Andy Hewitt, owner of Claims Class, on 'Learning the Science of Construction Claims'. ICES also endorse Claims Class courses. For more information on our accreditations and endorsements, please visit our Credentials page.

QS Eye Magazine features Andy Hewitt's Article 'Price Escalation Clauses? Whatever Happened to Increased Costs?'

Quantity Surveyors International, the professional body for those specialising in the financial aspects of construction and engineering publish QS Eye, a quarterly magazine, for their members. QS Eye featured Andy Hewitt's article, 'Price Escalation Clauses? Whatever Happened to Increased Costs?.Read more