Hello. I am Ahmed Mohamed.
Construction contracts and claims engineer and Football Manager addict.

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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FIDIC Redbook 99 - Clauses Cross-References

FIDIC Redbook 99 - Clauses Cross-References

Drafting particular conditions for a FIDIC contract is a daunting task. Many times, a seemingly minor change can trigger a domino effect of changes in other Sub-Clauses.

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Revealed - 9 Reasons Why Recruiters Hate Your CV

Revealed - 9 Reasons Why Recruiters Hate Your CV

A recruiter could either make or break your hunt for your dream job. HR personnel regularly deal with hundreds of CVs and resumes, and while a killer CV could land your an interview quickly, a weak CV, loaded with a bunch of common errors, would easily get your resume in the discarded pile.

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How To Write a Better CV - Top 8 Tips

How To Write a Better CV - Top 8 Tips

CV stands for curriculum vitae, which is Latin for 'the course of your life'. The CV, or the resume as the Americans name it, is the marketing document that you market your skills and get your self an interview with.Given that a a job vacancy is usually competed for by more that 200 applicants on average, writing a better CV requires a lot of care and consideration in order to stand out.

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FIDIC Redbook 2017 vs 99 - Top 11 Changes

FIDIC Redbook 2017 vs 99 - Top 11 Changes

FIDIC Redbook 99 is the go to conditions of contract in construction projects of works designed by the Employer in Egypt and perhaps all across the world. The new 2017 edition of the FIDIC contracts is of extreme importance to Employers, Engineers and Contractors as this new edition treats many of the issues of its predecessor.

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Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed (staying safe)

Contracts and Claims Engineer

Ahmed Mohamed is a Mechanical Engineer by study and construction contracts administrator. Ahmed has been responsible for the entire contract lifecycle of several large projects, including tender management process, contract drafting, claim preparation and resolution. Ahmed is also knowledgeable in project planning and delay analysis. When out of office, Ahmed usually spends his time with family or programming and playing Football Manager.

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