Progress Reports – stick to the facts

One way Contractors can cause themselves difficulty with claims is by not being completely truthful in progress reports to the Employer’s team. It can be tempting to report good news and an inexpert Consultant may even believe such reports because good news will save them work. The problem with this is that even if the Contractor is entitled to an extension of time, it will be difficult for him to later ask the Employer’s team for that entitlement after repeatedly denying there was any delay to the completion date. Progress update, as-built programme, or updated programme - whatever you call it, it is created by using the latest agreed programme, converting the planned start and finish dates and the percentage progress for any activity started but not finished to actual dates up to the data-date of the update. The logic contained in the programme and the programming software will then predict the completion date based on progress to date. Before specialising in contractual matters and…

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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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