Project Records

The success of a claim will depend on the claimant being able to prove the cause and effect of the claimable event and to do this, good record keeping is essential.  The ability to substantiate dates and times in the case of an extension of time claim will prove to be of great benefit. The […]

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Programmes & Planning

In the case of delays, programmes will become an essential means of demonstrating the effects of the delays on the completion date and hence, the contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time. The contractor’s intended programme should be prepared and agreed early in the contract period. Those responsible for administering the contract on behalf of […]

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First Impressions of a Contractor’s Claims

I have just spent half a day reviewing a contractor’s claim on a project where I have been appointed to manage the claims and produce assessments on behalf of the Engineer. My impressions after this first review are that the Contractor may very well have a valid case for an extension of time, but to […]

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An Alternative Dispute Resolution for Variations in Construction Contracts

The purpose of this article is to suggest and discuss an alternative method of resolving construction disputes with respect to variations, where technical disputes relating to variations get resolved during the course of the project without requirement for formal dispute resolution. Such a method would reduce the contractor’s burden of cash flow issues whilst protecting […]

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Professional Recognition for Construction Claims Practitioners

The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners meets the urgent need to standardise construction claims methods. The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners (ICCP) is an international organisation providing recognition to those who have gained experience and qualifications in the claims sector of the construction industry. The ICCP offers individual membership at Associate (AICCP), Member (MICCP) and […]

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Contract Documents

It is extremely important for the contract administration system on a project to manage the documents forming the contract efficiently. In a claim situation, these documents will assist in producing an effective claim submission and may be vital to its success. 1.  The contract documents should be compiled and signed as soon as possible after […]

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Welcome To The ICCP Blog!

Construction claims have become an integral part of the international construction industry and the Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners (ICCP) was created to recognise the fact that to be able to deal with claims in a professional manner, requires a significant amount of experience and expertise. After almost two years of hard work behind the scenes, […]

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