Archive for the ‘Project Management’ Category

Prevention is better than cure for building defects in the UAE

by Niall Clancy

Deciding upon the appropriate remedy for defective works is an issue that frequently arises during construction disputes and is often hotly contested. This note considers the position under UAE law and how a Court (or Arbitral Tribunal) might approach this issue where a contractor cannot (or will not) implement the option selected by the employer. (Read more..)

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How to make the most of FIDIC when working in the Americas?

We all know that each region has its own challenges and unique regulations that need to be followed. Help make sure that you’re doing it right in the Americas by attending FIDIC’s 3rd Americas Contract Users’ conference. (Read more..)

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There are many risks in any construction project. The majority of these risks are usually assumed (and priced) by the contractor during the construction phase, who typically covers this exposure by taking out various insurance policies.

Insurance in construction contracts can be complicated and the purpose of this article is to provide an overview of some key issues to be aware of in this intricate area. (Read more..)

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Construction Contractors & Engineers in Saudi Arabia: Protect Your Innovation

by Ahmad Saleh & Daniel Goodwin

When a technology is a novel and inventive process, machine or composition (“invention”), contractors and
engineering consultants in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia should ask.
‘Is this invention valuable to my business?’ If the answer is ‘Yes’, then they should consider seeking patent
protection to protect their rights. (

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Dealing with Concurrency in Construction Delay Claims

by Dean O’Leary

One of the most problematic issues relating to construction delay claims is that of concurrency. Indeed, concurrency causes problems for many of those involved with construction claims, not only contract administrators (e.g., architects and engineers), but also for claims consultants, experts, lawyers and, apparently, even some members of the judiciary.[1] This article seeks to discuss the issue of concurrency in both an international and regional setting.[2] (Read more..)

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An ideal choice for anyone looking to strengthen their international construction law skills…

 IBC Legal’s most comprehensive construction law event is your team’s annual opportunity for 4 days of intensive learning and networking…

Construction Law Summer School – 14th Annual Conference

1st to 4th September 2014 – Downing College, Cambridge University, UK (Read more..)

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Hiring a consultant? Check these points


PROFESSIONAL consultants are engaged on construction projects to provide specialist advice. The type of consultants appointed can range from architects, mechanical and structural engineers and surveyors to specialist consultants in fields such as safety, planning and traffic management.

Yet the terms of the professional appointments under which each tends to be engaged are very similar, with only the services schedules being truly distinct. (Read more..)

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Pitfalls & Tips of Dealing with Subcontract Nomination under FIDIC and UAE Civil Law

AACEI is pleased to announce its next Technical Event on 24th June 2014, Tuesday between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Event Type     :  Technical Presentation
Event Title      :  Pitfalls & Tips of Dealing with Subcontract Nomination under FIDIC and UAE Civil Law (Flyer Attached)
Date & Time   :  24th June 2014, Tuesday – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue            :  Hotel Gloria, Opp to Internetcity Metro Station, SZ Road, Dubai (Location Map Attached) (Read more..)

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How best to use FIDIC contracts in Asia-Pacific?

FIDIC’s 6th Asia-Pacific Contract Users’ conference is your annual opportunity for comprehensive best practice advice on selecting and using the range of FIDIC contracts, understanding the implications of the latest contract amendments, ensuring your projects run on time and within budget, resolving disputes and much more… (Read more..)

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Can A Party Be Prevented From Referring A Dispute To Adjudication?

By Shona Frame

FIDIC Conditions require the contractor to give notice of a claim for extension of time (EOT) not later than 28 days after the contractor became aware, or should have become aware, of the event or circumstances giving rise to the claim. The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in London has recently adopted a relaxed interpretation of this requirement. (Read more..)

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