Construction Claims & Responses: Effective Writing & Presentation
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Author(s): Andy Hewitt
Published Online: 11 JUL 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470654811
Online ISBN: 9781119979364
About this Book
Featuring a Foreword by Roger Knowles FRICS, FCIArb, FQSi, Barrister
The book discusses the different types of claim common to construction contracts and presents a step-by-step guide which demonstrates the process of building up the submission of a claim.
It includes guidelines as to how to set out the claim, section by section in a logical manner to ensure that the essentials of a successful claim are included. Worked examples of claims for variations, extensions of time and additional payment are included together with sample wording showing precisely how the claim may be presented in a manner which will lead the reviewer to a logical conclusion - or at least contain a persuasive argument to support the claimant's case.
The vast majority of claims are managed without the need to resort to case law or legal matters. Construction Claims: effective writing & responses therefore discusses what the claim is trying to achieve and how to do this in a logical and persuasive manner This is a practical, hands-on guide for the construction industry professional which explains how to approach the preparation of the claim document, what topics to cover, how to present the essential elements and how to compile the submission document into a user friendly and comprehensive document.
For those whose job it is to review such submissions, it advises how to prepare responses which set out the respondent's counter arguments, points of view and determinations.
The guide covers:
- The various types of claim.
- How the claim may be split into sections dealing with the details of the contract, the cause, the effect, entitlement and quantum.
- What this section is attempting to demonstrate or achieve and why.
- What should be included within the section and why.
- Worked examples of typical claims and responses with sample wording.