David is a Marine Contracts Manager with 35 years of experience in the global maritime and civil engineering industry as a consultant specialising on contract appraisals, contract administration, preparation of variations, claims and adjudication of payment disputes. Author of the book Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor, David is a registered adjudicator in Queensland, Australia under security of payment legislation.
Articles By David Kinlan
In the past decade, there have been noteworthy advances in case law with respect to adverse physical conditions as well as the development and use of digital ground models that have become more widespread. This article looks at the development and changes in risk profiles that may result due to these two developments.
Variations are essential in dredging contracts and they have the potential to generate extra costs and pose significant delay to projects. So, what is the best way to go about reaching a fair valuation in variations in dredging contracts?
FIDIC Conditions of Contract books are essential to the dredging industry. There is a whole suite of contracts for stakeholders to choose from to suit their needs. Discover when and why these contracts were made.
Allowing for dredging beyond the design dredge depth maybe a necessity. And that means ensuring that payment for overdredging is not an afterthought, but clearly specified in the contract.
Unexpected costs resulting from fluctuations in prices for raw materials,fuel and labour can add extra financial risks for dredging contractors and clients.