Project Claim Management Principles, concepts

What you will learn

Principles of Project Claim

Situations leading to Project Claim

Issues related to Project Claim

Presentation of Claim

Importance of Record Keeping in Project Claims

Evaluation of Claim

Dispute Resolution


This document provides concepts of claim management for projects (focus on EPC projects  in different sectors like power, fertiliser, oil & gas, infrastructure projects, etc. It includes tools and checklists to facilitate Claim Management. This document is intended primarily for Project Managers, Engineering Managers and Site Managers in providing awareness and direction necessary to manage claims situations effectively.

Management of time and money claims is a team effort led by the Project Director/ Project Manager. Each member of the project team has responsibilities and roles to perform

The course includes

Principles of claim

Situations leading to claim,

Issues related to claim

Record keeping

Presentation of claim

Evaluation of claim

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Dispute resolution

Example of how to lodge claim

A claim is a commercial demand in regard to money, schedules, technical or contractual content raised by one party of a contract against another because of variances or difficulties in connection with the fulfilment of the contract.

Claims can be directed from CONTRACTOR against the Employer, Supplier or Commercial Partner – or vice versa. In some cases, claims can be levied by an outside party against an CONTRACTOR company.

In extreme cases, an unresolved claim can lead to termination of the contract.

A claim brought by CONTRACTOR must not be viewed as an unmerited attack on the Employer but rather as a right to compensation for increased costs, extension of time or other disadvantages incurred by CONTRACTOR which were not within scope at the time of negotiation of the order.

A claim is generated by a failing or breach of obligation of a party’ or by the occurrence of an event for which the parties have pre-agreed that one party should bear the risk.

Having identified a breach or failing, established the cause and effect, the claim must then be substantiated and supported by documentation and the quantum, both in terms of time and cost





Chapter 2- Principles of Claim

Principles of Claim

Chapter 3 – Situations leading to claim

Situations Leading to Claim

Chapter 4 Issues related to Claim

Issues Related to Claim

Chapter 5 – Presentation of Claim

Presentation of claim

Chapter 6- Record Keeping

Chapter 6 – Record Keeping

Chapter 7- Evaluation of Claim

Chapter 7- Evaluation of Claim

Chapter 8 – Dispute Resolution

Chapter 8 – Dispute Resolution

Chapter 9 – Example of How to lodge a claim

How to lodge a claim

Project Claim Management Guidelines

Project Claim Management Guidelines