This post describes the event organized by EBRD at its headquarters in London on the 27th of September 2018. The event was about the changes introduced with the new Red and Yellow Books of the 2017 rainbow suite. FIDIC, EBRD’s Clients and Contractors all had the opportunity to express themselves.
This post contains a conversation with Jan Bouckaert, founder of AfiTaC, about innovative services around contracts: lowering hurdles, facilitating learning, establishing a collaborative environment and much more.
We are all prone to making the same negotiation mistakes. Fortunately, through awareness, preparation, and practice, we can begin to overcome our negotiation mistakes and reach better deals.
When you are stuck in those long negotiations, you need to chill out. What is your favorite “negotiation chill out music”? Here we have a look at how the relaxing sound and words of “Riders on the storm” from The Doors can help you.
The stereotype is that Contractors are just claim machines. Time bars play an important role in this. This post and the music of Muse allow us to rethink our ways of working on claims & time bars in a positive atmosphere outside of the day-to-day projects.
Contract Management, in general, and liquidated damages, in particular, are serious subjects. Still, in this post, we manage to think about delay LDs drawing from Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”: genuine pré-estimate, sole remedies, rates & caps etc.
Mick Jagger can’t get no satisfaction. And what about Employers/Engineers? Should they get satisfaction from the way the contract is executed by the Contractor? Read about this funny link between the Rolling Stones and Contract Management.
Project teams, in general, and Contract Managers, in particular, often speak in a detached way about the contrat: “unfortunately, the contract says the following” as if it came from somewhere and was cast in stone. This posts reflects on the freedom and opportunity to change contracts.
This weekend, my twelve-year-old daughter cycled for the first time all the way to the top of the local “col de l’Arzelier”. Contract negotiations are often comparable to cycling up a “col” in the Alps. This post looks at what coaching can bring in both cases.
This post contains an interesting reflection on (i) whether it is enough for a mediator to be trained in the skills and techniques of mediation and then mediate any type of dispute or (ii) whether possession of subject matter expertise is of benefit to the parties. The author of the article, Martin Burns, clearly prefers the second option. We let you read this post and make or confirm your own opinion; you can even provide it as commentary below this post.