The Essential Elements of a Successful Claim

Ever struggle putting your claim narrative together and not sure what sections to include? This paper discusses the essential elements of a successful claim – cause, effect, entitlement and substantiation – and how, by remembering the acronym CEES, your claims will be more likely to succeed. The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners has a detailed […]

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‘Thickening’ Of Preliminary Items

It is generally accepted that, in a situation where a contractor is entitled to an extension of time, he is also entitled to claim for time-related costs for site overheads and head office running costs for the additional time that he was obliged to remain on site. This is based upon a fundamental principle of […]

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New routes to ICCP membership through Claims Class – the official training partner of the ICCP

The ICCP is now offering new routes to membership through Claims Class, the official training partner for the ICCP. Through this new agreement, Claims Class courses will provide routes to membership to join at Associate (AICCP) and Member (MICCP) levels. The ICCP recognises professionals skilled in writing, preparing, responding to and managing construction claims and […]

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Construction projects and risk management: NEC 4 – the evolution of contracts

For 12 years now the NEC3 contract has played a key role in delivering high profile projects through its reliance upon the values of proactive project and risk management procedures and the use of plain English. Following the widely anticipated release of NEC4, we outline the key changes to be aware of and the potential […]

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Claims for Prolongation Costs

It is common practice for contractors to link claims for additional payment for prolongation costs to claims for extensions of time and to present both as one single claim. Whilst this may be appropriate in straightforward circumstances, consideration should be given to dealing with the two subjects separately on the basis that the award of […]

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Construction Information Management: Proactive Tips to Increase Your Success Rate of Claims, a 5-Part Series – Part 5

Part 5:  Submittals and Responses: Prioritize, Track and Notify. This is the final article in the 5-part series on pro-active measures to improve construction information management. Project participants in Ontario, Canada should take particular note, as legislation mandating adjudication of construction disputes is likely to take effect at the end of this year. All parties will […]

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Construction Information Management: Proactive Tips to Increase Your Success Rate of Claims, a 5-Part Series – Part 4

Part 4:  “…Read All About It!”  Get Your Issues Minuted. Construction management personnel invariably feel as though much of their time is spent in an endless cycle of meetings. No question face-to-face meetings are necessary in building teamwork, fostering open dialogue, troubleshooting problems and resolving issues: all elemental keys to a successful project. If a project devolves into […]

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Can We Make Sense of Concurrent Delays?

Perhaps the answer to the title of this column is obvious. After all, if it were clear, then this would be a short column and to be honest this topic has kept me on my toes (and, thankfully, others) for years: “Extra time is an endless source of disputes. Nineteen of the 20 teams in […]

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Construction Information Management: Proactive Tips to Increase Your Success Rate of Claims, a 5-Part Series – Part 3

Part 3:  “Extra, Extra, …!” – Dealing with Extra and Changed Work Despite the best efforts of design professionals to establish a well-defined scope of work at the beginning of a project, there is no escaping the fact that extra work and changes inevitably occur. How they are dealt with during the course of the work […]

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BCIPA: High Court Confirms That a Valid Payment Claim Requires a Reference Date

At the end of last year, the High Court delivered its first judgment on security of payment legislation: Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 52. The decision confirms that the existence of a reference date under a construction contract is a precondition to the making of […]

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