Category: Fellow Insights

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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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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Construction Information Management: Proactive Tips to Increase Your Success Rate of Claims, a 5-Part Series – Part 2

Part 2:  Consistency is Key – The Value of a Work Breakdown Structure.   Typically, the organization of construction project data varies from one category of data to another. It’s rare to see the same data structure used for schedule activities for example, as used for the cost control items or in the contract payment breakdown. And […]

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Construction Information Management: Proactive Tips to Increase Your Success Rate of Claims, a 5-Part Series – Part 1

Part 1:  Dear Diary… Hindsight is 20-20 they say, but the benefit of hindsight comes from being able to look back with clarity. The view looking back can get obscured when developing construction claims at the end stages of a project if the right information wasn’t captured during course of the work. Substantiating delays and impacts to […]

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Planning Progress Records | Best Practice

Most contracts will identify the creation of the Baseline (As-Planned) programme and the regular reporting periods. FIDIC contracts refers to the Baseline under Clause 14 or 8.3.  An essential project tool is a programme which allows the project team to understand where they are, where they are going and how to get there. However, the […]

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Global Claims – What was the Impact of Walter Lilly v Mackay?

Traditionally, construction disputes require the claimant to produce its plea in great detail. Because of the complex nature of construction projects claimant contractors are often not able to sufficiently prove the overall impact of delay and disruption events out of their responsibility and control. This led to the rise of much disputed global claims (Uff, […]

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Construction Delays – Do Arbitrators and Courts have a Preference for a Certain Delay Analysis Methodology?

Disruption and delay seems to be of major importance in today’s construction world. Market pressure requires contractors not only to accept projects with insufficient profit margin but often requires them to price incomplete tenders with a lump sum price and complete the projects in the shortest possible period. For several different reasons this often leads […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Oil & Gas Construction Projects

Conflict is a common part of international oil and gas projects and if you and your contractual counterpart do not agree on proper dispute resolution, you will either have to write off what you believe are your contractual rights or you will end up in a costly and lengthy court case. ICCP Fellow, Thomas Pfeller, […]

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Windows Analysis

Windows analysis refers to periods of time in which the project programme will be reviewed. The window periods need to be determined before any analysis is undertaken. Commonly on shorter project durations monthly windows would be used, whereas projects that run for a few years could have windows based on a two or three monthly […]

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