NZS 3910 Construction Claims: Ideas for their preparation and responses - WELLINGTON

When:  Oct 16, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand

Course outline

This one day workshop caters to both contractors and engineers involved in administering NZS3910 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 are 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.

For the Contractor, ideas are presented on an appropriate format for gathering and presenting information on entitlements and the circumstances that have arisen to entitle them, 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, with appropriate 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 on by workshop participants.
Participants will gain:
  • understanding the advantages of submitting a well argued  and supported claim
  • techniques to analyse and respond to such claims, with either rejection on certification.
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Brentwood Hotel
16 Kemp St
Wellington, NZ 6011


Trina Paul