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That includes a Foreword by means of Roger Knowles FRICS, FCIArb, FQSi, Barrister The ebook discusses the differing kinds of declare universal to development contracts and provides a step by step advisor which demonstrates the method of creating up the submission of a declare. It comprises directions as to easy methods to set out the declare, part through part in a logical demeanour to make sure that the necessities of a profitable declare are included. Read more...

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that includes a Foreword by way of Roger Knowles FRICS, FCIArb, FQSi, Barrister The publication discusses the differing kinds of declare universal to building contracts and offers a step by step advisor which Read more...

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This will ensure that the project team who need to refer to the contract documents will be aware of the true meaning of the contract, and mistakes and wasted effort will be eliminated. Chapter 2 Contract Administration for Claims and Claims Avoidance 13 14 Construction Claims & Responses Chapter 2 It should go without saying that a person responsible for dealing with claims should have accurate information available as to the provisions of the contract, because this will be the very basis of almost all claims.

The specification 5. The drawings 6. Other documents Most contracts will provide that all the documents shall be mutually explanatory, but in the case of ambiguity or discrepancy, they are to be read in a stated order of precedence. The list above is fairly typical of an order of precedence. 5 [Priority of Documents]). With regard to the last item on the list ‘Other documents’, there is a great temptation for those whose job it is to prepare and compile the contract documents, to ‘dump’ all sorts of documents into this section.

It is common practice for contractors to link claims for prolongation costs to claims for extensions of time and to present both as one s­ ingle claim. This is logical because both claims usually arise out of the same event. While this may be appropriate in straightforward circumstances, consideration should be given to dealing with the two subjects sepa­ rately on the basis that the award of the extension of time is invariably easier to agree and determine because it does not (at this stage at least) cost the Employer any money.

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