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Preparing Construction Claims

Author/EditorHall, Stephen C. (Author)
ISBN: 9781119166603
Pub Date06/02/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages200
Dimensions (mm)241(h) * 170(w) * 12(d)
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Provides tools and techniques required to research and prepare a contractual construction claim

This book guides readers through the techniques and approach for properly preparing a construction contract claim and seeing it through. It teaches them how to gather all the facts in order to present arguments concisely, clearly, and forcefully. It focuses on the practical issues of how to research and present a contract claim--whether it be for additional time, prolongation costs, disruption, or revised rates and prices for work due to some changed circumstance affecting construction.

Aimed at those who need to prepare a claim, but just as helpful to those defending one, Preparing Construction Claims offers chapter coverage on everything about planning and programming--the methods for assessing them, as well as regular and computerized techniques. The book covers time chainage/line of balance; bar charts, common sense evaluation techniques; and relevant clauses that all contracts contain. Readers will learn about standard forms and common deviations and modifications made by employers. They'll also be taught how to establish the entitlement to make a claim from the contract and then shown what to do next. In addition, the book teaches them what to do when their records are insufficient; how to resolve a dispute; and much more.



A clear and comprehensive, step-by-step guidebook for researching and preparing contractual construction claims
Includes worked examples of certain types of claims to help readers comprehend the process
Beneficial to both sides of a claim--teaching each how they should approach one

Preparing Construction Claims is an essential "how to" manual for contractors, subcontractors, and consultants worldwide dealing with all manner of construction disputes and claims preparation.

Provides tools and techniques required to research and prepare a contractual construction claim

This book guides readers through the techniques and approach for properly preparing a construction contract claim and seeing it through. It teaches them how to gather all the facts in order to present arguments concisely, clearly, and forcefully. It focuses on the practical issues of how to research and present a contract claim--whether it be for additional time, prolongation costs, disruption, or revised rates and prices for work due to some changed circumstance affecting construction.

Aimed at those who need to prepare a claim, but just as helpful to those defending one, Preparing Construction Claims offers chapter coverage on everything about planning and programming--the methods for assessing them, as well as regular and computerized techniques. The book covers time chainage/line of balance; bar charts, common sense evaluation techniques; and relevant clauses that all contracts contain. Readers will learn about standard forms and common deviations and modifications made by employers. They'll also be taught how to establish the entitlement to make a claim from the contract and then shown what to do next. In addition, the book teaches them what to do when their records are insufficient; how to resolve a dispute; and much more.



A clear and comprehensive, step-by-step guidebook for researching and preparing contractual construction claims
Includes worked examples of certain types of claims to help readers comprehend the process
Beneficial to both sides of a claim--teaching each how they should approach one

Preparing Construction Claims is an essential "how to" manual for contractors, subcontractors, and consultants worldwide dealing with all manner of construction disputes and claims preparation.

STEPHEN C. HALL started work in the Construction Industry in 1967 and has over 50 years' experience on a wide range of projects including Motorways, Suspension Bridges, Cement Factory, Multi-Storey Structures, and Hospitals. He has worked all over the UK from Head Office locations in the Midlands and South East, managing major construction projects from the tender to final account stage. Since 1990, he has specialised exclusively on construction claims, adjudication, and arbitration.

Preface xi Introduction xv 1 Types of Claims 1 1.1 What Are Claims? 1 1.2 Measurement Claims 2 1.3 Changes to the Character Timing, Quality and Content 3 1.4 Revised Rates and Prices 3 1.5 Access and Possession of the Site 4 1.6 Changes 5 1.6.1 Varied Works 5 1.6.2 Changes to Scope 6 1.6.3 Quality of Materials 6 1.6.4 Design Changes/Increased Scope of Work 7 1.6.5 Value Engineering 9 1.6.6 Preferential Engineering 9 1.6.7 Varied Temporary Works 9 1.6.8 Unforeseen Conditions 10 1.6.9 Contaminated Materials (e.g. Asbestos or Hydrocarbons) 11 1.6.10 Adverse Weather 11 1.6.11 Force Majeure Events 12 1.6.12 Suspension Orders/Stop Work Orders 13 1.6.13 Late Approval/Failure to Approve 13 1.6.14 Late Information/Revised Information 14 1.6.15 Antiquities or Archaeological Discoveries 14 1.6.16 The Prevention Principle 15 1.6.17 Tolerance Creep 15 1.6.18 Utilities and Services 16 1.6.19 Insurance Matters 16 1.6.20 Disruption Claims 16 1.6.21 Mitigation Claims 17 1.6.22 Acceleration Claims 17 1.6.23 Delayed or Wrongful Withholding of Payment by the Employer 18 1.6.24 Termination of the Contract 18 2 Basis of Claims 21 2.1 Contractual Basis 21 2.2 Initial Investigation 21 2.3 Causation and Liability 22 2.4 Review of Contract Clauses 23 3 Contracts 25 3.1 The Construction and Interpretation of Contracts 25 3.1.1 A Note on Ejusdem Generis 27 3.2 Formation of the Contract and Disputed Terms 27 3.2.1 Judicial Implied Terms 27 3.3 Interpretation of Statutes 28 3.4 Standard Forms 28 3.5 Modifications to Standard Forms 28 3.6 Bespoke/Unique Contracts 29 4 Available Documents 31 4.1 Documents Likely to Be Available 31 4.1.1 Tender Information 31 4.1.2 Tender and Final Contract 31 4.1.3 Contract Documents 32 4.1.4 Commencement and Access 32 4.1.5 Contract Records 32 4.1.5.1 Correspondence 32 4.1.5.2 Minutes of Meetings 33 4.1.5.3 Construction Records 33 4.1.5.4 Drawing Registers 34 4.1.6 Approval/Acceptance of Submissions 34 4.1.6.1 Programmes, Method Statements and Temporary Works Designs 34 4.1.6.2 Construction Permits, Inspections and Approvals 34 4.1.6.3 Taking-Over Certificates or Completion Certificates for the Works or Sections of the Works 34 5 Records and Notices 35 5.1 Records 35 5.2 Contemporary Records 37 5.3 Source Data 38 5.3.1 Expenditure 38 5.3.1.1 People 39 5.3.1.2 Plant and Equipment 39 5.3.2 Progress Reports 39 5.4 Other Relevant Evidence 39 5.4.1 Diaries and Other Records 40 5.4.2 Plant and Equipment 40 5.4.3 Other Records 40 5.4.4 Unexpected Events and/or Ground Conditions 41 5.5 Maximising Recovery 41 5.6 Missing Records 41 5.7 Notices 42 5.8 Time Bar Provisions and Timing of Notices 42 5.9 Disclaimers and Reservation of Rights 43 6 Programmes 45 6.1 Planning and Programming Techniques 45 6.1.1 Introduction 45 6.1.1.1 Why Prepare Programmes? 45 6.1.1.2 Methods 45 6.1.1.3 Key Aims 48 6.1.1.4 Main Elements of a Programme 48 6.1.1.5 Choice of Programming Technique 49 6.1.2 Types of Programming Techniques Available 49 6.1.2.1 Hand-Drawn Bar Charts 49 6.1.2.2 Logic-Linked Bar Chart 50 6.1.3 Updating/Monitoring Hand-Drawn Programmes 50 6.1.3.1 Pins and String 50 6.1.3.2 Admirals Ribbons 51 6.1.3.3 Progress Tabulation 51 6.1.3.4 Planned Project Management: Progress Monitoring 51 6.1.3.5 Computer-Based Programmes and Progress Updates 51 6.1.4 Critical Path Analysis 52 6.1.5 Computer-Based Systems 53 6.1.6 Time Location Chart 54 6.1.7 Line of Balance 55 6.1.8 Short-Term Planning 56 6.1.8.1 Daily/Weekly Target Schedule 56 6.1.8.2 Daily Graphical Output Chart 56 6.1.8.3 Pictograms 57 6.1.8.4 What is a Programme? 57 6.1.

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