Case Studies > Claims > Case Study 1

Hotel and residential in UAE

30-story hotel and 30-storey serviced apartment building joined by a 4-storey podium and a 4-level parking basement contracted under FIDIC Red Book.

Our Brief

The project suffered numerous delays, mainly as a result of Employer risk events. We were engaged by the Employer to review and make recommendations on the Contractor’s claims for extensions of time and prolongation costs. Our brief was to be fair and reasonable and assess the claims in accordance with the contract and applicable local law.

The Services

We reviewed the claims, made appropriate recommendations and consulted with the Employer, Engineer and Contractor to reach amicable agreement on all matters.

Out of 23 extension of time claims, 1 was accepted as claimed, 13 were accepted but with reduced quantum and 9 were rejected entirely, All our assessment were accepted by the parties.

The Contractor claimed AED 126M for prolongation costs. Following our investigations and recommendations, the amount was agreed at AED 89M, a reduction of 30%.

The Benefit

All claims were amicably agreed and finalised within a matter of weeks of the project completion.