Dear All, I am Carter Joseph, Working as a Project Manager and Client Representative in Abu Dhabi, UAE for the last 16 years. I honestly believe, Planning in Construction industry, especially in UAE is over looked and it is unfortunate to notice many of the Contractors in this region do not have qualified personnel handling such intricate and complex submittals related to “Extension of Time” Claims. And, I wish my heart full appreciation to Mr. Hany Ismael to take mindful effort on facilitating such meaning full course to the Community. Consequently, and to kick start with the discussion,the following are the few topics of my interest: 1) Standard practices on supporting documents, contemporary records etc… 2) What is the role of Engineer when there are no supporting documents are available 3) what is the acceptable time for Submittals review, especially when they are commented & revised many times Regards, Carter
Thank you for joining this course. I do agree with you that less contractor in the construction industry who pays attention to prepare Extension of Time in a proper way. I believe this could be because at the end the contractor and client are looking for mutual agreement to finalize the claim without going to the court. In the other hand, also there are contractors who makes claims too complicated to be even understood by the project team 🙂 .
I wish by the end of this course we will understand how to prepare an extension of time that is professionally supported by documents and presented in an easy way to the project team and the client so they can judge and READ it.
Regarding your questions:
1) Standard practices on supporting documents, contemporary records etc…
This is our task in week number 3. We will discuss this topic in details.
2) What is the role of Engineer when there are no supporting documents are available
I believe the engineer would not pay a great attention to an EOT case without supporting document. Any other suggestions from anyone?
3) what is the acceptable time for Submittals review, especially when they are commented & revised many times
This cannot be judge without a clear clause in the contract. However, it can be referenced to the duration allowed in the time schedule as basis of discussion.