Announcement | New Steering Committee Members

Throughout the month of February, institute members were invited to vote for two new Steering Committee members. From the four Fellows who put themselves forward for the role, Mark Watson and Lee Sporle were selected by the membership community. Please join us in welcoming them! The newly-elected Mark Watson is a Construction Claims Specialist, Mediator, and Adjudicator. He brings decades of experience in construction claims to the ICCP. I am very much aligned with the goals and focus of the ICCP and look forward to using the skills gained in my time as a professional within the construction claims arena to help the ICCP reach its objectives - Mark Watson. Lee Sporle is a planning and delay specialist and similarly brings extensive experience to the institute. I am delighted to have been appointed to sit on the committee and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to assist the growth of the organisation - Lee Sporle. Prior to joining the Steering Committee, both Lee and…

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The ICCP Welcomes New President, Paul Gibbons

The ICCP is proud to announce that a new president has been selected. Paul Gibbons will be replacing outgoing president, Keith Kirkwood, following Keith's year of leadership. "I am extremely proud and feel privileged to be President of the ICCP. I feel that as an industry we can do so much better in the development and presentation of entitlement. This will ensure that disputing parties can resolve their differences more quickly, based on the credible facts of their case, which are presented in the right way. I look forward to providing my thoughts and to working on initiatives on how we can deliver this as an institution, for the benefit of our members." Paul Gibbons Paul has been an active member of the ICCP community since he joined as a Fellow in early 2017. He immediately put himself forward to mentor Associate members. He volunteered to sit on the Steering Committee when it was established in November 2018 and was subsequently voted in by members. As Managing Director of his…

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We’ve Introduced Fee Concessions | What does this mean for you?

The ICCP Steering Committee has decided to reduce membership fees for residents of certain qualifying countries. This follows the lead of other UK-based institutes, such as the RICS and CIOB, who operate similar schemes. The decision was based upon the following considerations: One of the ICCP’s objectives is to award membership to those who have experience, or who wish to obtain knowledge and experience, in dealing with claims. If potential members are excluded because of financial reasons, we will not be fulfilling this fundamental goal. Another objective is to set professional standards for dealing with claims to help to improve the quality of claims and responses worldwide. Again, if we are denying people the opportunity to learn how to do this, we are not achieving our goal. Professionals in low-income countries have often not had the education and training that those in more developed countries have received. One of our purposes is to redress this balance. We consider that the…

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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 has accredited Claims Class courses since 2015. This new agreement offers those who have considered joining the ICCP in the past the opportunity to seek high-quality training and be recognised and rewarded as a construction claims professional, without needing to meet the usual pre-requisites for membership. In addition, all ICCP members receive a 10% discount on all courses offered by Claims Class. Check out our new Training page to learn more about the courses and routes to membership on offer. Enjoying the ICCP's articles? Why not sign up to our mailing list and receive new articles straight into your mailbox. Or,…

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Endorsement from Industry Heavyweight, Roger Knowles

When the idea came about to create a professional institute to recognise those with skills, qualifications and expertise in the professional management of claims, we were delighted to receive endorsement and support from a true industry legend, Roger Knowles. Roger is a chartered surveyor, chartered arbitrator, barrister and CEDR accredited mediator. He left school at 16 years of age and commenced work as a trainee quantity surveyor, following which he secured his qualifications employing distance learning courses. His early career was that of a quantity surveyor, when he gained a great deal of experience of working on construction sites. He founded James R. Knowles in 1973, a company of dispute resolution consultants, as a sole practitioner. Roger built up James R. Knowles until it was a world renowned brand and in 1998 became a quoted company on the AIM market. He sold his interests in James R. Knowles to Hill International in 2006. Since then, Roger has acted as an independent…

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