How to Make Sure Your Claims are Accepted

If you wish to ensure that your claims are accepted, you need to bear in mind EC Harris’ (now ARCADIS) report Global Construction Disputes Report. This report cites incomplete and/or unsubstantiated claims as one of the major reasons for construction industry disputes.Read more


Case Study - Establishing Cause and Effect

In Claims Class Case Studies, we present a case study of a real situation for the reader to study and decide on the correct contractual outcome. The author’s opinion of the solution is presented underneath.Read more


Essential Elements of a Successful Claim - Top Tips Paper for Download!

The object of a claim is to demonstrate that on the balance of probability, the claimant is entitled to compensation and the amount of such compensation. In the case of a construction claim, the compensation would more than likely consist of additional time, additional payment or both. The claim must be demonstrated, substantiated and justified so as to achieve the desired result.Read more


Claim for Increased Costs on a Fixed Price Contract

Are there circumstances whereby a contractor may claim increased costs of materials on a fixed price contract? As usual, this would depend on the particular contract, but if we take FIDIC as an example, yes there are.Read more


Case Study - Establishing Cause and Effect

In Claims Class Case Studies, we present a case study of a real situation for the reader to study and decide on the correct contractual outcome. The author’s opinion of the solution is presented underneath.Read more


Claiming Prolongation Costs when there is no Entitlement to an Extension of Time | Can it be done?

It is generally accepted that, in a situation where a contractor is entitled to an extension of time, he is also entitled to claim for time-related costs for the additional time that he was obliged to remain on site. Such costs are usually referred to as prolongation costs.Read more


Presentation of Claim Narratives - Top Tips Paper for Download!

EC Harris’ Global Construction Disputes report cited incomplete and unsubstantiated claims as a major reason of disputes. Simply put, this means that the claimant has not prepared his claim to a standard that is required for the administrator of the contract to consider that the claim has merit, resulting in rejection of the claim.Read more


The Preliminaries to the Claim - Top Tips Paper for Download!

The object of a claim document is to convince the respondent that the claimant is entitled to an award and the quantum of the award. It must also be remembered that the onus is on the claimant to prove his case.Read more


‘Thickening’ of Preliminary Items

It is generally accepted that where a contractor is entitled to an extension of time, he is also entitled to claim for time-related costs for the period of delay. Time-related include costs for providing site management, site establishment, plant and equipment, insurances, additional financing costs head office costs and the like, which are usually priced in the preliminaries section of the bill of quantities.Read more


Climatic Conditions

We recently had a request on our LinkedIn page to discuss when climatic conditions may be provide grounds to a claim.Read more