By effective contract administration, I ensure that contractual rights and remedies of our clients are dealt with promptly and properly. Construction projects often require a considerable involvement of subcontractors and suppliers. I and my team help our clients by establishing and implementing contractual and commercial administration procedures in order to ensure that cost and schedule performances are achieved. I provide Contract Administration Services either as full-time engagement into a project for commercial and contractual management or as part-time engagement to provide ad-hoc support tailored to our clients’ specific requirements.
I and my team are skilled in management of claims and variations. Our team has long been involved in several claims in numerous construction projects and is extremely competent in identifying claim events, establishing entitlement, calculating additional costs or damages, analyzing delays, preparing requests for extension of time, negotiating and settling. As being a key aspect of claim preparation, adapting the correct strategy is the mainstay of a successful claim. As I and my team worked many years for Contractors, Employers and Engineering Consulting Firms, they are well aware of different perspectives of the contracting parties. This unique experience enables us to offer strategic guidance that is technically and commercially sound and viable. As for Variations, I am specialized in the provision of pricing, negotiating and settling change orders. I appreciate that variation management requires close attention to details, proper documentation, monitoring of costs as well as time impacts on the overall project.
Whether the client is an Employer receiving a claim from a Contractor or a Contractor receiving a claim from an Employer or from a sub-contractor, I support clients by properly analyzing such claims as to whether there is merit and quantify the amounts that are due. The task of claim analysis including entitlement and quantum requires specialty knowledge and experience. I and my team are proficient not only in performing such analysis but also preparing defense against such claims.
When construction projects run into serious problems such as cost overruns or delays, our experts can quickly take the necessary actions to implement appropriate procedures to get the troubled project back on track. I assist my clients by reviewing their project in order to understand the root causes of the problems and by developing appropriate approaches to successfully turn the troubled projects around and by implementing a recovery process. Although not all projects are fully recoverable, my team help clients mitigate the damages to the extent possible while preventing further damages from occurring. I also assist Banks and Financing Institutions by periodically monitoring progress and performance of contractors in projects financed by them as an individual consultant.