In the modern construction industry claims have become part and parcel of the day-to-day administrative duties of the project team. However, the main reason for construction claims is seen to be the initial budgeting and the drive to be more competitive and at the same time maintain some semblance of making a small profit. When claims start arising, that is when the understanding of the contract that was signed becomes the deciding factor in any claim entitlement, writes Stefan Müller.

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Published in The Civil Engineering Contractor