Definition of a Good Claim According to Roger Knowles

I have recently finished reading Roger Knowles’ autobiography, Somebody Up There Likes Us. I found this to be a thoroughly good read that covers Roger’s upbringing in the war years, to the time that his company, J R Knowles, was turning over £30M.Read more

Success Stories

It’s always great news when we hear how Claims Class has helped people to succeed, either in their careers or with their duties at work. We presented our ‘Construction Claims’ and our ‘Understanding Claims Under the FIDIC Contracts’ courses in Qatar last week and whilst I was there, I gave a talk on dispute boards to 100 plus members of the Qatar branch of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).Read more

How to Number and Reference Documents

A point I often have to make to our distance learning students concerns the use of numbering and referencing within documents. If our students are struggling with this, it stands to reason that other blog readers may benefit from some guidance too. Here's how to number and reference your documents.Read more

Improved Resources for Distance Learning Students

We have recently added recorded tutorials to the Construction Claims Distance Learning course content and already, we are seeing the positive impact that this is having for our students.Read more

When to Deal With Contractor’s Claims

I have been involved in a large project for 3 years where my role is to provide assessments of the contractor’s claims for extensions of time and prolongation costs. The project experienced numerous delays and to date I have provided assessments of 25 extension of time claims and awards have been made for 11 claimed events. As usual with claims, some were rejected entirely and some were awarded, but with a reduction in the amount claimed.Read more

Straight from the Horses Mouth! Interview with a Distance Learning Graduate

David Horsley graduated from the Claims Class 'Construction Claims' Distance Learning Course earlier this year.Read more

4 Key Points to Ensure You Do Not Present a Bad Claim

At Claims Class we teach the following 4 key points in claim and response writing:

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We have a New Regional Partner for the UK & Ireland!

We are pleased to announce that UK-based Decipher Consulting will be the Claims Class regional partner for the UK and Ireland.Read more

Interview with a Satisfied Customer!

We love training construction professionals. We also love feedback. Because whilst we can shout from the rooftops about the accreditations that we have, how valuable our courses are and the experience and accolades of the course presenter...nothing beats customer satisfaction.Read more

Are Claim Preparation Costs Recoverable?

Claim Class presented its 2-day intensive training course on Construction Claims in London on 29 and 30 September to 26 delegates. One subject that resulted in quite a heated debate was whether the costs of preparing a claim, either employee time or by specialist consultants, are recoverable.Read more