Announcement | New Steering Committee Member

  For the past several weeks, institute members were invited to vote for a new Steering Committee member. Of the five Fellows who stepped forward for the role, Cagdas Bayrak has been selected by the membership community. Please help us welcome him! Cagdas is an accredited Adjudicator and an experienced contracts and claims practitioner. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in claims, contract management, and dispute avoidance and resolution to the ICCP. Prior to joining the Steering Committee, Cagdas has been an active member of the institute as a Regional Representative to Qatar. He is also quite generous with his time and expertise in our members-only LinkedIn group, helping his fellow members solve their sticky contracts and claims problems. The Executive Steering Committee was formed in 2018. Its key objectives are to set standards, policies and drive growth of the ICCP. Committee members are ICCP Fellows who have been voted in by members to represent the broader…

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A New Era for Claims Class

For nearly ten years, Claims Class has been offering training on construction contracts and claims to professionals around the world. Over the years, the catalogue of courses has expanded as has the delivery methods from in-person to online to live online. Some of these courses have also provided an alternative training route to ICCP membership for a number of claims practitioners. As Andy Hewitt moves toward retirement, Claims Class is also transitioning to a new era. Claims Class will now fall under Hewitt Decipher Partnership (HDP) and while Andy will still be taking an active role in training and course development, Managing Director of HDP and current ICCP President, Paul Gibbons, will be overseeing Claims Class.  

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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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