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Mastering Claims Under The FIDIC Contracts

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago,
18 - 21 October 2016

Mastering Claims Under The FIDIC Contracts

An outstanding 4-day course providing practical insights and skills in the preparation, management and defence of claims

Event Overview

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 4 day workshop consists of nine modules and is designed to provide detailed practical assistance in the presentation, analysis and resolution of claims under the FIDIC Contracts. It is an essential guide to the common techniques and principles used for claims. The workshop will commence with an overview of the FIDIC suite of contracts and how this affects contract risk allocation. 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 workshop also deals with how to properly respond to submitted claims, and discusses ways of avoiding or minimising claims at the planning and implementation stages. The last afternoon (module 9) will primarily focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, the workings and procedures of Dispute Adjudication Boards in the event a claim escalates into a dispute.

The uniqueness of this workshop is that whilst focusing on the essential principles and practice of preparing, managing and defending construction claims, it also combines this with providing detailed knowledge to fully understand and effectively use the FIDIC conditions when administering claims and disputes. Fundamental to this uniqueness is the 4 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 limited class size so as to optimise the overall learning experience of participants.

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

Excellent feedback has been received for this workshop, and its popularity continues to grow. Recent workshops 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 4 day workshop consists of nine modules and is designed to provide detailed practical assistance in the presentation, analysis and resolution of claims under the FIDIC Contracts. It is an essential guide to the common techniques and principles used for claims.

This 4 days course will be covering the following modules:

  1. Overview of the various FIDIC contracts:
  2. Types and nature of claims:
  3. Notification and records:
  4. Time related claims:
  5. Additional payment claims:
  6. Contractual procedures:
  7. Foundations for a successful claim or response:
  8. Engineer’s determination under FIDIC contracts:
  9. Operations of the Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) and after the DAB decision:

The course will include approximately 30 real life ‘actual’ Case Studies covering topics such as:

- Consequences of letters of intent

- Any EOT arising from late services diversion by statutory undertaker

- 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

- Effect of ‘float’ on EOT entitlement

- Can delay damages be deducted when an Engineer has failed to deal with a Contractor’s claim for EOT

- Is Contractor entitled to prolongation costs for an Employer caused delay if he still finishes within the time for completion

- Does Contractor have a claim when external Authorities take longer than expected to approve design drawings

- Can DAB be appointed if Employer contends there is no ‘dispute’ because the Engineer is still considering the issues

- What happens if errors are found in the DAB decision after it has been issued

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

Hayat
Telephone: +65 6557 9167

Twitter: @NeoedgeSG


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 under FIDIC contracts

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, 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 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;
  • In-depth knowledge of the procedures and operations of a Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB);
  • Determine when, and how, to refer a dispute to the DAB;
  • Determine when to use arbitration and understand the entitlement to refer a dispute to arbitration;
  • A sound understanding of the relationship between various contract clauses, and their correct interpretation;
  • Confidence in working with the FIDIC contracts whether representing Employers, Contractors or Consulting Engineers.

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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HILTON TRINIDAD AND CONFERENCE CENTRE
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Port of Spain
Trinidad, W.I

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