The Need to Formally Review Contract Drawings for Construction Projects Before Releasing to Tender

The Need to Formally Review Contract Drawings for Construction Projects Before Releasing to Tender

Construction drawings is the general term used for drawings that form part of the tender documentation and then the contract...
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Managing the Tender Opening Process for Construction Projects

Managing the Tender Opening Process for Construction Projects

Most Project Owners, and in particular those in the public sector, requires that bids be opened in public or with...
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Managing Employer Complaints in Construction Projects

Managing Employer Complaints in Construction Projects

Project Owners, or as contractually known as “Employer”, is one of the most critical stakeholders that needs to be managed...
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Achieving Compliance While Taking Advantage of the New FIDIC 2017 Programme Clauses

Achieving Compliance While Taking Advantage of the New FIDIC 2017 Programme Clauses

The FIDIC 2017 edition had made significant expansion of the programme (project schedule) requirements that is part of clause 8,...
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Taking Over Certificates for Completed Works in Construction Projects

Taking Over Certificates for Completed Works in Construction Projects

Under the FIDIC red book contract, the taking over certificate is issued by the Engineer in accordance with Clause 10...
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Enforcing Formal Post Project Review for Completed Capital Projects Before Formal Closeout

Enforcing Formal Post Project Review for Completed Capital Projects Before Formal Closeout

The purpose of the Post Project Review (PPR) is to review the completed project and find lessons learnt on what...
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Managing the Notice to Proceed Letter in Construction Projects

Managing the Notice to Proceed Letter in Construction Projects

Once the contract is fully executed, a written Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued to the Contractor to commence the...
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Managing Queries During the Tender Period on Construction Projects

Managing Queries During the Tender Period on Construction Projects

During the tendering period, it is very common for the invited bidders to raise queries or clarifications if the information...
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Documenting Pre-Bid Meetings on Construction Projects

Documenting Pre-Bid Meetings on Construction Projects

One of the key requirements for construction projects and in particular those are based on the traditional design-bid-build, is having...
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How to Ensure Issuing the Performance Certificate for Construction Contracts in Accordance with the Relevant Contract Clauses

How to Ensure Issuing the Performance Certificate for Construction Contracts in Accordance with the Relevant Contract Clauses

Performance Certificate is the certificate issued under sub-clause 11.9 of the FIDIC contract to constitute acceptance of the Works by...
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Documenting the Construction Contract Kickoff Meeting

Documenting the Construction Contract Kickoff Meeting

A kickoff meeting is the first meeting with the project team and the client of the project. This meeting is...
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Managing Equipment, Product and System Standard and Extended Warranties in Capital Projects

Managing Equipment, Product and System Standard and Extended Warranties in Capital Projects

Warranties for a capital project typically start at substantial performance of the work or on the date of beneficial occupancy....
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Formalizing the Delegation of Authority by the Engineer in Construction Projects

Formalizing the Delegation of Authority by the Engineer in Construction Projects

Under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, the Engineer may delegate any of the duties and powers vested in him to...
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Tracking Contractors Insurance and Bond Certificates on Construction Projects

Tracking Contractors Insurance and Bond Certificates on Construction Projects

One of the important requirements in construction projects is the requirement for obtaining, verifying and monitoring the contractor certificates of...
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Managing Public Authorities Permits and No Objection Certificates (NOC) in Construction Projects

Managing Public Authorities Permits and No Objection Certificates (NOC) in Construction Projects

One of the common processes in any engineering and construction project across the globe are the processes for getting permits...
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Analyzing and Documenting Available Delivery Methods for Capital Projects

Analyzing and Documenting Available Delivery Methods for Capital Projects

Project owners involved in delivering capital projects need to select the project delivery method that is best suited to achieve...
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Managing the Letter of Award for Design and Construction Contracts Process in Construction Projects

Managing the Letter of Award for Design and Construction Contracts Process in Construction Projects

Letter of Acceptance also referred to as the “Letter of Award”, is legally considered as the Employer’s formal acceptance of...
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Contractor Performance Evaluation and Appraisal on Capital Projects

Contractor Performance Evaluation and Appraisal on Capital Projects

Having a formal Performance Evaluation and Appraisal for contractors, provides project owners with valuable knowledge that is essential for future...
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Managing FIDIC 2017 Early Warning Provisions in Construction Projects

Managing FIDIC 2017 Early Warning Provisions in Construction Projects

For the first time, the FIDIC 2017 Red Book introduces advance warning provisions (sub-clause 8.4), which require each Party to...
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Managing the Issuance of Letters of Intent in Construction Projects

Managing the Issuance of Letters of Intent in Construction Projects

Construction projects frequently need to get started quickly, before final documents are agreed.  In these situations, the industry often uses...
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