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Construction Claims Master Class

Accra, Ghana,
3 - 5 October 2016

Construction Claims Master Class

An outstanding 3 day course providing practical insights and essential skills on the principles and techniques required for time and money claims under construction contracts

In all construction contracts there will be claims. Understanding how to properly prepare, defend and manage claims is essential for a successful project outcome, and will maximise the number of claims that can be settled without escalating into costly and time consuming disputes.

This 3 day course consists of eight modules and is designed to provide detailed practical assistance in the presentation, analysis, management and resolution of claims under construction contracts. It is an essential guide to the common techniques and principles used for claims. The course will commence with an overview of the widely used FIDIC suite of contracts, and then discuss risks in construction projects and how they are allocated under construction contracts. Module 1 will also include an introduction to Private Public Partnerships. Modules 2 to 8 focus on claims and will cover topics such as identifying claims, cause and effect, entitlement, the Parties’ contractual responsibilities and obligations, the Engineer’s obligations, notices, supporting records, extensions of time, delay and disruption, concurrency, delay analysis methods, variations, quantifying the claim and contractual procedures.

Both Contractor and Employer claims will be covered. The course also deals with how to properly respond to submitted claims, common defences to claims and discusses ways of avoiding or minimising claims at the planning and implementation stages.

The uniqueness of this course is that whilst focusing on the essential principles and practice required for pursuing or defending construction claims, it also combines this with understanding how different wording in contracts affects the way time and money claims are dealt with. Fundamental to this uniqueness is the 3 day duration which allows for an extensive and wide ranging programme, and ensures that each topic has an in-depth coverage. A further key attribute is the workshop format and limited class size so as to optimise the overall learning experience of participants.

The course is designed to promote maximum interaction between the attendees and the tutor, and will include many discussion sessions, case studies and group exercises on practical issues. Throughout the course there will be ample opportunities for questions.

Excellent feedback has been received for this course, and its popularity continues to grow. Recent courses have been successfully held in Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

This 3-day workshop consists of eight modules and is designed to provide detailed practical assistance in the presentation, analysis and resolution of claims. It is an essential guide to the common techniques and principles used for claims.

This 3-day course will be covering the following modules:

  1. Conditions of contract and allocating risk
  2. Types and nature of claims
  3. Notification and records
  4. Time related claims
  5. Additional payment claims
  6. Contractual procedures (this module relates to FIDIC contracts)
  7. Foundations for a successful claim or response
  8. Engineer’s determination under FIDIC contracts (this module relates to FIDIC contracts)

The course will include approximately 30 “actual” case studies covering topics such as:

  • Consequences of letters of intent
  • Effect of ‘float’ on EOT entitlement under various standard forms of contract
  • At what point in time does the 28 day notice period apply from
  • Valuation of rock arising from a substantial increase in the BOQ quantity
  • Any entitlement to EOT and/or additional payment if works shown on the contract drawings are not included in the tender BOQ
  • If the Engineer does not sign or amend submitted record sheets can he later claim that they are not correct
  • Can delay damages be deducted when an Engineer has failed to deal with a Contractor’s claim for EOT
  • Does Contractor have a claim when external Authorities take longer than expected to approve design drawings
  • Calculation of delay by ‘Windows’ analysis

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

About Your Expert Trainer


MR NIGEL GROUT
FCIArb, FCIHT, DipICArb

About Your Expert Trainer

  • Highly experienced construction professional specialising in the resolution and avoidance of disputes and contentious issues on worldwide civil engineering projects
  • Has been a practising Quantity Surveyor for nearly 40 years with particular expertise in FIDIC, NEC and ICE contract conditions
  • Received numerous appointments as lead advisor in contractual claims preparation and defence, and acted as party representative in over 25 construction adjudications
  • Listed Expert with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, panel arbitrator with various international arbitral organisations, accredited construction adjudicator and expert determiner
  • Included on the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators, and has served on a number of international dispute adjudication boards
  • Appointed as quantum expert in arbitrations in the UK, Eastern Europe and India
  • Regularly tutors on construction claims, and has recently undertaken successful workshops in Abu Dhabi,South Africa,Tanzania and Ghana

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contract Administrators
  • Legal Advisors
  • Professionals from government ministries and agencies
  • Private sector employers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Contract Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Claims Consultants
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Financing professionals from Funding Agencies
  • Arbitrators

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

Why You Should Attend this Course

  • Enhance contract administration skills in preparing, analysing, defending and managing claims to ensure successful project delivery;
  • Identify various types of claim and recognise claim situations;
  • Learn ways of avoiding or minimising claims at pre and post-contract stages;
  • Understand contractual rights and obligations of the Parties and the Engineer;
  • Develop a clear understanding of cause, effect and entitlement;
  • Practical and detailed knowledge of commonly used techniques for delay analysis, disruption, concurrent delays and prolongation costs;
  • Determine critical and non-critical delay, and recognise the importance of programmes;
  • Effectively present and quantify time related claims and additional payment claims;
  • Detailed understanding of what is needed for a successful claim or response;
  • Fully understand the contractual procedures for claims under FIDIC;
  • A sound understanding of the relationship between various contract clauses, and how different wording in various contracts affects entitlement to time and money;
  • Confidence in administering contractual claims whether representing Employers, Contractors or Consulting Engineers.
  • Learn the basic concepts of Public Private Partnerships and how they are being developed in Ghana

Delegates will be provided with the following materials:

  • Copy of PowerPoint slides to be used during the course
  • Work Exercises (Answers will be provided at the end of the course)
  • Comprehensive supplementary notes as a post-course reference

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG

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For a potential event collaboration, please send email to: daniel.lau@neo-edge.com

Hotel details and contact person details:

The African Regent Hotel
237/238 Airport West
P. O. Box CT 6143
Cantonments – Accra

Hotel Reservations Contact:
Irene A Sowah / Frank A. Danso
Conference, Banqueting & Special Events Manager / Executive
Telephone: +233 289 115765 -7 / 0302-765180-2
Mobile: +233 268 157 090 / 3
Email: cbse@african-regent-hotel.com

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