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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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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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Most Common Causes of Construction Disputes in the Middle East

Most Common Causes of Construction Disputes in the Middle East

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What Makes a Successful Construction Claim?

What Makes a Successful Construction Claim?

A construction claim is simply an assertion of a parties right under contract or law. Claims are very common in construction industry, and claims made by a contractor usually equates to a considerable amounts of money/time.

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Common Types of Construction Claims

Common Types of Construction Claims

A claim is simply an assertion of a party's right under the contract or law. In construction, claims are more often about either time or cost, or a combination of both. Some of the common construction claims are discussed here.

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Delayed Contractor's Payments Under FIDIC Redbook 99

Delayed Contractor's Payments Under FIDIC Redbook 99

Most contractors will suffer the inevitable event of having their payments delayed, as employers look to hang on to their monies for as long as possible. They may want to benefit from additional interest, or just want to take more value from the contractor against what they pay them.

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Delayed Engineer's Response Potential Claim Under FIDIC 99 Redbook

Delayed Engineer's Response Potential Claim Under FIDIC 99 Redbook

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Typical Sequences and Notices under FIDIC Red Book 99

Typical Sequences and Notices under FIDIC Red Book 99

FIDIC contracts contains lots of sequences and processes to ensure smooth performance of the contractual obligations of all parties of the contract.

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Contractor's Entitlement to Additional Time or Cost Under FIDIC Red Book 99

Contractor's Entitlement to Additional Time or Cost Under FIDIC Red Book 99

As the FIDIC contracts allocates risks and obligations to the parties, it entitles the contractor to claim an extension to the Time for Completion or additional cost and/or profit for "Employer Risk Events", i.e., events that aren't attributable to the Contractor. Here is a list of all the provisions under FIDIC red book 99 that entitles the contractor to an extension of time and/or additional cost or cost plus profit.

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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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