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CPC 2013 – The new CIOB contract for use on complex projects

By Jeremy Glover

In April 2013, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) published a contract for use with complex projects (known as the Complex Projects Contract or CPC 2013). Speaking about the contract, one of its authors, Keith Pickavance, boldly said:

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FIDIC guidance on enforcing DAB decisions

By Gerrmy Glover

FIDIC, as is well known, are currently finalising a new amended version of the Yellow Book. In a taste of what is to come, on 1 April 2013 the FIDIC Contracts Committee issued a Guidance Note dealing with the powers of, effect of and the enforcement of Dispute Adjudication Board (“DAB”) decisions.

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FIDIC’s 26th Annual FIDIC International Contract Users’ Conference

Exclusive saving for all FIDIC users 

As a CMGuide reader, you’re invited to attend FIDIC’s 26th annual FIDIC International Contract Users’ conference at a 10% saving.

Indisputably the leading international forum for those wishing to make the most of the FIDIC suite of contracts, this is your annual opportunity for comprehensive best practice advice on using the range of contracts and understanding the implications of the latest contract amendmentsdirectly from the very people who draft and amend the contracts! (Read more..)

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Finer points key to PPP success

By Martin Preston

Traditionally, governments have procured infrastructure by entering into a contract for the construction of the relevant asset such as a road, school, hospital, etc and taking over the operation and maintenance of the asset when it is completed.

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FIDIC Returns to America

To help you make the most of their suite of contracts, FIDIC is returning to the Americas for the 2nd FIDIC Americas Contract Users’ conferencethe region’s only event that’s officially endorsed by the association. (Read more..)

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Top Tips For Handling Disputes In The UAE

by Richard Bell and James Fox

No business wants to enter into a dispute. Disputes are often costly, tie up management time and distract staff from profitable work. In the UAE where a civil dispute is sometimes accompanied by a criminal complaint, a dispute can have a significant impact on key staff, including travel bans and the stress of facing criminal charges. Taking the right action from the beginning of a dispute can help to resolve the dispute faster, more efficiently and at less cost. (Read more..)

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Construction legal disputes most costly in Middle East

Legal disputes in the Middle East construction industry are now taking over a year to be resolved, according to study from EC Harris.

The global built asset consultancy said it has found that construction disputes in the Middle East are taking, on average, 14.6 months to be settled compared to just nine months in the previous year, an increase of 62 percent. (Read more..)

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Trust & teamwork should be our mantra

By Vasanth Kumar  

As Qatar seems set finally to award raft of contract awards with highly compressed time limits, one of the key challenges will be “teamwork” amongst various stakeholders involved in the construction industry.

These mega project awards will modernise the country in line with the ambitious National Vision 2030 and the FIFA world cup in 2022 but Doha can’t afford any project delays which will be a fertile breeding ground for disputes ,penalties and lawsuits between the various parties involved in construction. (Read more..)

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5D BIM Could Radically Enhance Costing Process

By Marc Howe
The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) could radically enhance the costing process following its expansion beyond quantities calculation and specifications data to other core areas of project management.

While BIM has thus far focused primarily on the use of digital representations of the physical and functional traits of a facility to guide both the design and construction processes, the next generation of BIM adds even greater functionality by providing advanced tools for estimating costs throughout a project’s life cycle. (Read more..)

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Interview with: Shuja Zaidi, Vice President Projects – KSA, Hilton Worldwide

 Becoming an Early Entrant into a Hotel Market

“Many hotel developers are usually behind the wave when it comes to exploring future potential,” says Shuja Zaidi, Vice President Projects – KSA, Hilton Worldwide. “By the time they jump in to take advantage of a booming city and actually complete the project, the market may be already saturated,” he goes on to say. (Read more..)

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