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FIDIC Contracts in the Asia-Pacific region… what do you need to know?

FIDIC’s Contract Users’ event is coming to Asia-Pacific to help you make the most of any projects you have running in that region.

The 2015 event will take place in Singapore, here are some of the highlights… (Read more..)

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Have you seen the news Masters in International Construction Practice & Law?

This new part-time Masters course will allow you to gain a competitive advantage from the University of Stuttgart, one of Europe’s leading centres of engineering excellence.

Designed for professionals based around the globe and taught in English the programme provides a practical, commercial and legal understanding of the international construction industry. Find out more. (Read more..)

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Adjudication is future of dispute resolution


The future is adjudication. Its benefits are being seen in more regions globally, and governments everywhere are enacting legislation for a mandatory right of adjudication in construction disputes.

Well, not quite everywhere.

In the Gulf region, we have not seen much take up of adjudication as is provided for in standard Fidic (Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils, French for International Federation of Consulting Engineers) contracts nor enactment of the statutory version. (Read more..)

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Exclusion clauses: the pitfalls


FOR any contractor or service provider entering into a construction contract, one of the most important priorities in contract negotiation is to manage its overall financial exposure.

This is commonly achieved in construction contracts by agreeing to a financial cap on liability and/or by attempting to exclude certain types of liability commonly called “consequential or indirect losses”. (Read more..)

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FIDIC’s 2015 Middle East Contract Users will take place in Abu Dhabi

FIDIC has announced the dates for their 6th Middle Eastern Contract Users’ conference.

The event will take place in Abu Dhabi on 2nd & 5th March.

Readers of CMguide can get a 10% saving by clicking here. (Read more..)

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Contract Competition

With a Qatar 2022 World Cup on the horizon and Dubai’s successful bid for Expo 2020, the scale of infrastructure investment in both countries is unlikely to be anything short of exceptional over the course of the next few years.

In both the UAE and Qatar (and indeed in many other Gulf countries), procurers of major infrastructure have generally opted for the FIDIC Standard Form Contracts to deliver their projects. There is, however, an emerging competitor on the international projects scene in the form of the Third Edition of the New Engineering Contract (NEC3). (Read more..)

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DM issues circular on use of eco-friendly and sustainable concrete materials

The buildings department at Dubai Municipality has recently issued a circular to all consultancy offices, contracting companies, concrete factories and suppliers in the Emirate of Dubai on the use of eco-friendly and sustainable concrete materials.
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CMGuide Founder spoke in Melbourne Convention 2014 by Engineers Australia

Samer Skaik at Meloburne ConventionSamer Skaik, the CMGuide Founder delivered 30 minutes oral presentation in “Mastering Complex Projects Conference” at Melbourne convention 2014 which was organized by Engineers Australia.  The Convention is the largest engineering event ever held in the southern hemisphere. Convention bring together all areas of the engineering profession, with national and international keynote speakers exposing delegates to megatrends and thought leadership that will influence the future direction of engineering in Australia. (Read more..)

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Get it straight from FIDIC

It’s time for FIDIC’s 27th International Contract Users’ conference, your team’s annual opportunity for best practice advice on using the contracts, insights on recent and upcoming amendments, guidance for managing major projects and for resolving disputes – delivered directly by more than 40 of the world’s foremost FIDIC experts.

And you can get a 10% saving with this posting, just quote VIP code: FKW82487CMGP (Read more..)

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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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