Ahmed Mohamed

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20 Posts Tagged Under 'contracts'

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.

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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.

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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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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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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 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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FIDIC 99 Rainbow Contracts Suite - Choosing the Right FIDIC

According to Wikipedia, FIDIC is defined as:

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5 Tips to Be a Better Contract Administrator

A contract is like a marriage, a long undertaking that requires a lot of understanding and effort to reap its rewards. Contract administration is the process of monitoring and managing a contract, and other legally enforced agreements, during its execution phase. This includes monitoring of contractors, construction, suppliers and other service and goods providers during the execution of the project.

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Importance, Role and Duties of the Contract Administrator

The role of a contract administrator (CA) in construction is critical and of underrated importance, usually tasked in ensuring that the execution of the contract is in compliance with the provisions of the contract, and to quickly solve problems (along with other team members) in line with the contract's mechanisms and requirements.

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FIDIC Red Book 99 Clause 15 and the Notice to Correct

Clause 15 is a very important and dangerous clause. It deals with the topic of termination by the Employer. The Red Book gives the Employer the right to terminate on seven grounds, six of which are stated in Sub-Clause 15.2, while the other is termination for convenience, stated in Sub-Clause 15.5.

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Introducing the Golden Principles of FIDIC 2017

FIDIC contracts are the most common forms of contracts used in Egypt and many other countries. The flexible, fair and balanced suite of FIDIC 1999 contracts are usually the go to form of contract.

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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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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

It is common in construction projects to record hundreds of Request for Information (RFI), documents, material submittals etc. sent by the Contractor to the Engineer and awaiting instructions and/or approvals. More often than not these instructions or approvals are withheld or delayed, intentionally or not, which may burden the Contractor with delays and/or additional cost whilst awaiting for a reply from the Engineer.

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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

As the FIDIC contracts allocates risks and obligations to the parties, it entitles the contractor to claim an extension of time or additional cost and/or profit for events or situations that aren't attributable to him.

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7 Common Contract Clauses in Construction Contracts

A contract clause is a specific provision in a contract that addresses a specific aspect related to the contract agreement. Contract clauses basically define the duties, rights,privileges and allocates risk to the parties under the contract.

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Definition of Remedy vs Make Good Under FIDIC Contracts

FIDIC contracts usually mention "make good" a failure or defect or "remedy" it. In Sub-Clause 15.1 [Notice to Correct] both words are mentioned in the requirement of the notice to correct the Engineer is entitled to send to the Contractor.

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