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What is FIDIC’s latest advice for Africa?

Find out next month at their 2nd annual Africa Contract Users’ conference.

This official FIDIC event is designed specifically for contract users in Africa and will explore the must-know areas of FIDIC such as claims, risk allocation, dispute resolution and much more besides.

You’ll also get the inside track on the latest contract changes and amendments that are due to come out in early 2017 – presented to you by the very people responsible for implementing these changes! (Read more..)

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Forthcoming: My four book chapters on Australia within “International Contractual and Statutory Adjudication” Book

By Samer Skaik

I am thrilled that my four peer reviewed book chapters on Australian Statutory Adjudication will be available in9781138239623 the market in Feb 2017 under “International Contractual and Statutory Adjudication” book which is edited by Andrew Burr and being published by Informa Law from Routledge.

This is the breakdown of the chapters:

  1. Australia: the East Coast Model with New South Wales as the Principal Legislation
  2. Australia: the East Coast Model: Victoria, Tasmania, The Australian Capital Territory and South Australia
  3. Australia: the East Coast Model: Queensland
  4. Australia: the West Coast model

Those chapters will be added to the already published three journal papers to form the main chapters of my PhD ‘thesis by publication’. (Read more..)

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Leading experts to gather at International Construction Disputes 2016

International Construction Disputes 2016 brings together the leading experts in the field, including some of the most reputable international construction law practitioners, joined by organisations such as FIDIC and ICC.

The agenda is designed to brief you on the latest approaches to successfully handling disputes, claims, dispute boards, ADR, termination issues and much more besides. (Read more..)

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Contract management in Asia-Pacific – what is best practice?

FIDIC’s official Asia-Pacific Contract Users’ event is your once in a year chance to get best practice advice on contract selection, implementation and management.

Guidance that’s been tailored to the Asia-Pacific region and that’s delivered directly by members of the FIDIC Contracts Committee, as well as regional specialists. (Read more..)

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CMGuide’s Director Highly Commended for Australian Brooking Prize in Construction Law

The Founder and Director of Construction Management Guide, Samer Skaik, was highly commended for his submission ‘Taking Statutory Adjudication to the Next Level: Legislative Review Mechanisms of Erroneous Determinations’  in the 2016 Australian Society of Construction Law Brooking Prize. The paper effectively summarizes the core merits of his PhD research in that area.

The criteria used for awarding commendations include originality of thoughts and contribution to the construction law or its application in the industry as well as the quality of analysis, the freshness of ideas and the value of the work.

A more detailed version of that paper will also appear in the upcoming edition of International Construction Law Review Journal. (Read more..)

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Trend towards whole life procurement


The world of construction procurement keeps changing. This process is driven by many factors: sometimes it is technological advances or efforts within our industry to do things better; and sometimes it is driven by external factors such as the worldwide impact of project finance. (Read more..)

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Contractual disputes: how to resolve them

The UAE is one of the fastest-growing economies, where the construction industry is the third-largest sector after oil and trade. More than 6,000 construction companies operate in the country, with most construction activities taking place in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. (Read more..)

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FIDIC’s Contract Users’ Series comes to Dubai

FIDIC’s official Contract Users’ Series travels the globe delivering best practice advice for selecting, using and managing the range of FIDIC contracts.

It’s the turn of the Middle East – the 7th FIDIC Middle East Contract Users’ Series will take place next month in Dubai.

As a reader of CMGuide you’re eligible for a 10% saving. (Read more..)

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Have you seen the new date? International Construction Law by distance learning

Looking to strengthen your construction law skills?

How about getting a postgraduate diploma from a UK university – while you remain in full-time employment, from the comfort of your own home and in just one year? (Read more..)

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The risks of adopting informal contracts


What proportion of construction projects in the Middle East are carried out under informal contracts, which would include verbal and partially written contracts, preliminary statements such as a memorandum of understanding (MoU), heads of terms (HoT) or some sort of letter of award (LoA)?
While I don’t have figures for this but from my experience it is a lot – maybe half. More worrying, my main experience of this comes from dealing with disputes. (Read more..)

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