Construction Claims

Construction related claims are varies widely on the type and scale. Most construction claims are made with reference to contract provisions or common law / contract law.

Claims are often resolved prior to Mediation or Arbitration procedures between the involved parties and it is common practise for the employer to suggest any contruction claims be handled after the activities of the contruction project. Whether or not this is fair or the best practise is open to discussion.

Types of construction claims include claims of extension of time, prolongation costs, market fluctuations and disruptions.

Extension of Time;

Most contracts nowadays will cover extension of time and provide items to cover required notifications and validity of claim issues such as late handover of work areas, late provision of design, weather, etc.