A practical, step-by-step guide on how to prepare and respond to construction claims. Everyone involved in the preparation or review of construction claims should have this book to hand. The book examines the different types of claim common to construction contracts and presents a step-by-step guide to demonstrate the process of building up a fully detailed claim submission. It includes advice on:
- Contract administration for claims and claims avoidance.
- Identifying the various types of claim.
- The key points for an effective claim or response document.
- The essential elements to be included in a claim or response.
- Extension of time claims.
- Claims for additional payment.
- Principles of delay analysis.
- Quantum calculations.
- Responses and determinations to achieve agreement and avoid disputes.
- A note on dispute boards.
The advice given in the book is supported by worked examples of typical claims and responses with sample wording.
The book includes a foreword by Roger Knowles, who says:
The book is without a doubt fully comprehensive and goes though the preparation of a claim from A to Z. I have no hesitation in recommending it to students, beginners, those involved on a day-to-day basis with time and cost on projects, as well as the seasoned claims consultants.
This book is suitable for contracts managers, commercial managers, project managers, quantity surveyors, engineers and architects.
About the Author
Andy Hewitt, FICCP, FCIOB, FCInstCES, FQSi has over 40 years' experience in the construction industry, gained in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. His earlier career included senior positions with contractors, subcontractors and consultants in project, commercial and contract management roles, during which time he worked on many prestigious projects. For the past 15 years or so, Andy has specialised in contractual matters, claims and disputes, culminating in him becoming a partner in Hewitt Decipher Partnership, offering consultancy services relating to contractual and commercial matters, claims and disputes. Andy is also a partner in Claims Class, a specialist organisation that offers training and education on claims, the FIDIC contracts and related subjects. Hundreds of companies and individuals have benefitted from Andy's experience, delivered via Claims Class' internationally acclaimed workshops and e-courses.