The Use of Records in Predicting the Outcome of Contractors Claims

Skitmore, Martin, Misiran, Yusri, & Lavelle, Derek (1993) The Use of Records in Predicting the Outcome of Contractors Claims. In 9th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 14-16 September 1993, Exeter College, University of Oxford.

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This paper examines the relationship between contractors' claims for direct loss and/or expense due to delay and disruption on a construction project and the type of documentation and records relating to the claims in question. It does this by firstly, determining the relative importance of documents and records that may be used to substantiate a claim; secondly, collecting data on amounts of claims submitted and awarded together with the available supporting documentation on a variety of construction projects; and thirdly, carrying out a statistical analysis of this data to examine the extent to which supporting documentation may affect the outcome of a claim.

The analysis of 11 claims shows that only the records of the programme and drawings contribute significantly to the level of claims recovery.

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ID Code: 4529
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Claims, documentation, statistical analysis
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:33

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