Responses and Determinations

How to Ensure Engineers' Responses and Instructions Do Not Result in Expensive Claims

A request was made by one of our blog followers to examine the Engineer’s duty to provide instructions and responses within a reasonable…


Contractors: Are your claims responded to correctly?

EC Harris’ (now Arcadis) Global Construction Disputes Report has, for many years, cited inadequately expressed claims as being one of the…


Do Project Consultants Understand their Obligations with Regard to Claims?

I recently presented a training course on claims and FIDIC and quite surprisingly, almost all attendees were from contractors or…


Determinations, Rocks and Hard Places

Most form of contract oblige the consultant responsible for determining the contractor’s claims (the Architect, Engineer or Contract…


Procedure for the Review of Claims

A question I often get asked is “how should the engineer (or other party responsible for responding to a claim) ensure that he is being…