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Engineer’s Responses and Determinations

The talk will discuss the obligations of the Engineer when responding to and providing formal determinations of claims and how to comply this in a professional and efficient manner to avoid disputes.

Wed 27 Feb 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
RICS Office B303, The Design House, Sufouh Gardens, Dubai, UAE
1.5 hours formal CPD


Every claim submitted by a contractor requires a response or determination from the Engineer but many costly and time-consuming disputes are caused as a result of incorrect or inadequately presented responses.

The outcome of a response or determination should be to set out the findings of the Engineer in such a way that it will satisfy both the Employer and the Contractor so matters may be amicably agreed.

Learning outcomes

If you are a consultant or employer:

  • How to manage contractor’s claims
  • What to include in a response document
  • How to present a response document
  • How to satisfy both the Employer and the Contractor

If you are a Contractor:

  • What to look for when the Engineer responds to your claims.
  • Whether the Engineer complies with his contractual obligations and what to do if not

Meet the speaker

Andy Hewitt has over 40-years’ experience in the construction industry. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East and has held senior contracts, commercial and project management positions with contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. He is currently a partner and managing director of Hewitt Decipher Partnership, a consultancy practice which provides contractual, claims and commercial services.

Andy is the author of the books Construction Claims & Responses and The FIDIC Forms of Contract: Obligations of the Parties and contributes regularly to industry blogs and other publications.


  • 18:00 - 18:30    Coffee, networking & registration
  • 18:30 - 19:30    Presentation
  • 19:30 - 20:00    Q&A

Please note

  • Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer accepted for CPD events.
  • We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made.
  • The presentation will start promptly at 18:30. If you have not checked in by this time (18:30), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.
  • Just a gentle reminder that your recorded CPD hours are monitored by our Regulation team and you are unable to claim Formal CPD hours if you did not attend the event.