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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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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 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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