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Top Clauses and Phrases to Look Out for in Construction Contracts

Top Clauses and Phrases to Look Out for in Construction Contracts

Behind the relatively simple contract agreement, construction contracts consist of many long, complicated and boring documents that parties neglect to study the contract documents in detail. ere are some of the most important construction contract clauses that you need to look out for

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Construction Claims are NOT Personal Issues, but are Symptoms of Unresolved Issues

Construction Claims are NOT Personal Issues, but are Symptoms of Unresolved Issues

It is quite common to take a claim submitted by a contractor personally and consider it a big issue, while labelling a contractor who claims his rights under the contract as a "claim-oriented" contractor, which is perceived as a bad thing. However, claims in a construction project is not the issue, it is merely a symptom of early and unresolved errors.

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Contract Administration Course - Part 3 - Introduction to FIDIC

Contract Administration Course - Part 3 - Introduction to FIDIC

This article is the thrid part of the contract administration course, which discuss the basics of construction contract administration.

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Contract Administration Course - Part 2 - Tendering

Contract Administration Course - Part 2 - Tendering

This article is the second part of the contract administration course, which discuss the basics of construction contract administration.

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Contract Administration Course - Part 1 - Contracts

Contract Administration Course - Part 1 - Contracts

This article is the first part of the contract administration course, which discuss the basics of construction contract administration.

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When Minimalism Meets Perfection - Yet Another Make-over for my Static Blog Site

When Minimalism Meets Perfection - Yet Another Make-over for my Static Blog Site

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Construction Claims - How to Prepare and Avoid Claims

Construction Claims - How to Prepare and Avoid Claims

Construction claims are an integral part of most construction projects. Virtually all projects have a claim arise between the contract parties. Therefore, preparing and reviewing claims is a very important and critical task of a competent contract administrator. Claims may arise due to delays, design changes, unforeseen conditions, exceptionally adverse weather or other conflicts. Almost all claims are made to recover additional costs or grant an extension of time to the contractor or recover liquidated damages for the employer.

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Contractor's Extension of Time - FIDIC Red Book 99 - Clause 8

Contractor's Extension of Time - FIDIC Red Book 99 - Clause 8

It is inevitable that a Contractor will suffer delays while executing and completing the Works, and more often than not, finish the Works after the Time for Completion. This means that the Employer is entitled to deduct delay damages (liquidated damages) from the Contractor due to such delays. These delay damages are pre-agreed and calculated damages that should accurately represent the damages the Employer will bear due to the Contractor's delays.

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7 Tips How to Write a Better Contractual Correspondence

7 Tips How to Write a Better Contractual Correspondence

Letters are the most important record documents for any construction project. These correspondences open a window on what happened in detail during each phase of the project. Therefore, they are relied upon during claims and arbitration, and as such, they should be drafted with utmost care to make it count when it is needed. Here are 7 tips on how to write a better, more effective letter during a construction project's contract administration.

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