Master Foundation Course in Construction Claims




This course is perfect for a beginner who is just starting to learn about construction claims or a relatively experienced professional who needs a reference tool or aide-memoire for this complex topic. However, this Course is NOT meant for professionals who have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of claims – you will not learn anything new.

This course is practical and workshop orientated; it contains 3 workshops on construction claims.

Topics covered:

  1. The various types of Construction Claims
  2. Classification and analysis of various types of delays
  3. The difference between a cause and effect analysis based claim versus a global claim
  4. A quick review of the most common Delay Analysis Methodologies used to assess claims
  5. How to deal with Concurrent Delays
  6. The dangers associated with Pacing Delays
  7. We’ll also touch upon Disruption and Acceleration Claims
  8. Bonus lecture on construction claims strategies

Also, please note that this course refers to clauses from the FIDIC form of Contract; however, this doesn’t matter because the overall logic associated with claims would, in general, apply equally to all standard forms of contract.

Course Outcome

By the end of this course you will have a firm foundation in construction claims and, if you wish, be ready to take the next step towards becoming a construction claims consultant. Of course, you will not become a claims specialist by just taking this course, this will require you to undertake more studies and gain practical experience on projects…BUT you will gain enough knowledge and it will make you dangerous enough to confidently sit in a room with claims specialists, construction lawyers and positively contribute to claims related issues on your project.

Next possible question you may have is: Why don’t I just google construction claims and learn from the Internet?

We live in a golden age of technology and Google but the problem is this…. information overload… the Internet is a wonderful thing and there is a lot of wonderful information on there… this is one of the Internet’s greatest strengths but also one of its supreme weaknesses. Amongst the millions of websites, articles and blogs, you will get some great information and some terrible ones.  Relying just on one bad piece of information may be enough to wreck your career!

An analogy that comes to mind is this…a filmmaker once said “The good news these days is that anyone can make a movie, the bad news is that anyone can make a movie”…

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