Construction Claims Basic E-Course

Understand the science of claims with easy to follow video tutorials

$195 for 6 months unlimited access

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Developed by a construction industry leader with over 45 years' experience

What you will get

  • 6 in-depth modules
  • 5 hours of recorded video tutorials delivered across 24 bite-sized videos
  • Generous 6-month access
  • Totally flexible learning
  • No pressure of assignments
  • No pressure of pass or fail

What you will learn

  • Understand how poor contract administration will encourage claims.
  • Learn good administration practices and how they can help when dealing with disputes.
  • Understand how to work towards creating efficient contracts.
  • Identify and separate the different types of claim.
  • Understand how several claims may flow from a single event.
  • Be able to properly prepare notices.
  • Understanding the procedures that need to be followed as soon as a claim has been identified.
  • Understand the key principles of delay analysis
  • Understand the differences between the two most common types of delay analysis and how the delay analysis should be performed.
  • Understand exactly what should be included in a claim.
  • Know exactly what to do to ensure that your claim succeeds and is dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Understand how to compile a claim in a logical sequence that will make it easy for readers to understand.
  • Know how to develop clear, structured narratives that enable the reader to reach faster, more logical conclusions.
  • Understand exactly what needs to go into a response or determination.
  • Know how to present an effective response and how to gain agreement.
    If parties can’t agree at this stage, you will have a great insight into the steps you need to take to resolve the matter.

Note: Whilst this course is not based on a particular form of contract, we refer to the FIDIC Red Book (1999) in case studies, examples, etc.

The ability to be able to successfully handle and resolve claims is a sought after skill set

We have crafted that skill set over the past 45 years and put everything we know into this accessible e-course.

We’ve been through the difficulties and understand the challenges you face on construction projects. We want to help you gain the ability to identify, prepare and respond to claims with confidence and success.

If you are new to the world of claims or, perhaps sit at the other end of the spectrum and wish to refresh your knowledge, then this course is for you.

Common Questions

There are no assessments with this course and no pressure of pass or fail; you will simply have access to a series of video tutorials. If you are looking for a more practical learning experience, with graded assignments, perhaps explore our Construction Claims Intermediate E-Course instead.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has over 45 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of various industry publications on contract, claims, FIDIC and notices.

Whilst the course is intended to be flexible to accommodate time constrained professionals, our research during the trial phase told us that students would prefer a deadline otherwise, if they know the course is always there, they do not actually tend to complete it.

We believe that you have a reason and motivation to sign up to a course and we want to make sure that you complete it so, from the date of enrolment, you have 6-months to complete the course. After 6-months, your access to the student website will expire and you will no longer have access to the course content. 6-months will give you plenty of time to get through the content and make sure that you achieve what you set out to do, win win!

Registration is easy. Just go to the course page on the student website and follow the instructions. Registration is online and payment is via all major credit cards. As soon as you have registered, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the information you need to get started.

The difference between the courses mainly lies in the benefits as well as the overall learning outcome and experience. Both courses contain 6 modules covered via 24 video tutorials. The intermediate course, however, comes with the additional benefits of graded assignments, tutor support, CPD hours, certification and more and is therefore the more practical learning experience.

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What our students have to say

I would recommend this course to any construction contracts management and administration professionals who want to understand how to prepare and present a successful claim.”

Jose Covas from India

Andy Hewitt

One-on-one mentorship from an expert with 45 years' industry experience. Meet Course Developer and Presenter, Andy Hewitt.

Learn from a construction contracts and claims specialist with over four decades of expertise. Andy is also a published author. He has written five industry books, including best-sellers: Construction Claims & Responses: effective writing & presentation and The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties.

Learn more about Andy