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.
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.
Risk Boards are an indispensable way to link between the operational and leadership team and transform risk analysis into decisions. AfiTaC can Set-up your risk review process; Establish the risk reporting method; Chair or participate in weekly/monthly risk review boards; Track risks and their evolution during negotiation and contact execution. […]
Even a profitable construction project can cause financial problems if the cash flow is negative. This post analyses some of the causes of negative cash flow – procedural rules, Customer’s approvals, Contractor’s mistakes – and some best practices to improve. AfiTaC will publish further and deeper on this subject so stay tuned!
On the road to achieving your company’s outcomes, some hurdles have to be taken. Contract Risk Scoring tools are there to identify the commercial & contractual hurdles that may stop you from achieving your outcomes. They allow you to take consistent decisions: Go/No Go decisions, mitigation actions, acceptable liability levels, provisions, margin levels etc. Please read this post for more details.
What is the best way for a Subcontractor to handle a delay in the start-up of its site works?
This post analyses this, step-by-step.
This post gives the results from the the first real month for our blog AfiTaC.com (after 3 months’ of starting-up).
April has brought massive growth for this blog on international Tenders and Contracts.
Contract Risk Scoring is a hot topic. IACCM is actively promoting it. But, as this subject is quite new for many of us, we’ll all have a couple of questions. Here below we provide the answers to the most asked questions on the topic.