Construction Claims: Ideas for their preparation and responses - ROTORUA

When:  Mar 27, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand


This one day workshop
caters to both  Contractors and Engineers involved in administering NZS 3910 contracts, who need to develop systematic approaches for preparing, submitting  and responding to claims for unanticipated events that occur on many construction contracts, whether or not they are well described in the conditions of contract. Such claims might be for additional monetary entitlements, extensions of time for completion as is defined in the contract, or for other remedies such as prolongation of the Contractor’s need to  be present on site, or the costs of accelerating progress to meet the Principal’s fixed time limits or need to negotiate earlier completion.

Ideas on an appropriate format for gathering and presenting information on entitlements and the circumstances that have arisen on a particular project to entitle them are offered, so that claim documents do not alienate the reviewer(s)  and make them less disposed to agree to the contractor’s viewpoint. In anticipation of a possible need for such claims to be prepared, the importance of keeping contemporary  records of progress and delaying events is stressed.  From the Engineer’s viewpoint,  appropriate techniques for minimising the likelihood of claims are explored, and possible responses under the conditions of contract.   Important elements in claim documentation are outlined and examples of the use of these ideas in hypothetical project examples are given and worked upon by workshop participants.


Participants will benefit from:

  • understand the advantages of submitting a well argued  and supported claim
  • learn what techniques should be used to analyse and respond to such claims, with either rejection of certification.

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Novotel Royal Lakeside Rotorua
Tutanekai Street,
Rotorua, NZ 3010


Trina Paul