TRAINING ON CLAIM MANAGEMENT, PRICE ADJUSTMENT AND PRODUCT SPECIFICATION, SELECTION and APPROVAL PROCEDURES

Client: HEAD OFFICE OF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN SHARE COMPANY (CDSCo)

We have prepared training materials and conducted training on the following modules for ENGINEERS IN SIX BRANCH OFFICES AND IN THE HEAD OFFICE OF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN SHARE COMPANY (CDSCo):-

MODULE ONE: Management Of Claim
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Trainees will be enabled with claim management rules and processes within which claims must be crystallized, that include:-

  • Data collecting
  • Claim identification and initiation followed by claim preparation, submission and negotiation
  • Communication system
  • Claim assessment
  • Managing claims
  • Claim prosecution
  • Dispute Management
  • Claim procedure
  • Formation of a management team and the development of a systematic approach to the management of claim event supported by records, reports, expertise, measurements and calculations.
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING MODULE
  • Introduction
  • Procedural Rules
  • Claim Review and Preparation
  • Claim Notice
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Presentation of Claims
  • Claim Avoidance
  • Extension of Time Claims
  • Money Claims
    • Cost
    • Profit
    • Loss of Productivity Claims
    • Legal Claims
MODULE TWO: Application Of Priced Adjustment
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this module are to enable trainees for:-

  • Assessing price adjustment against variation in prices of the selected materials and inputs;
  • Setting price adjustment procedure;
  • Minimizing ambiguities; and
  • Making the contract more equitable.
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING MODULE
  • introduction
  • parameters and procedures
  • Base Date Price
  • Current Date Price
  • Source of Prices
  • FORMULA
    • Formula for Price Adjustment
    • Base and Current Dates Prices
    • Elements for Price Adjustment
    • Co-efficient or Weightings
    • Adjustable Portion of the Contract
    • Source of Price
    • Price Adjustment for Lump sum Contract.
MODULE THREE: METHODS OF SPECIFYING PRODUCTS WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACT DOCUMENT and SPECIFICATION
MODULE 3 PART ONE: Methods Of Specifying
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course, Trainees will be able to:

  • define and discuss the four methods of specifying including descriptive
  • proprietary, performance, and reference standard
  • define and discuss nonrestrictive specifications
  • prepare performance specifications
  • define and discuss short form specifications, and
  • define and discuss purchase specifications
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING MODULE
  • Definitions
  • Methods of Specifying
  • Using Specifying Methods
  • Performance Specifying
  • Summary
MODULE 3 PART TWO: SPECIFYING PRODUCTS DURING DESIGN
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this course, trainees will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the different types of products
  • Examine the use of warranties in the construction industry
  • Evaluate the process used in the selection of construction products including the methods of obtaining product information and the evaluation of products
  • Explore the various services that suppliers and manufacturers can provide to the design team, and
  • Explore the ways that suppliers and manufacturers can assist in the preparation of specifications and drawings.
CONTENT OF THE TRAINING MODULE
  • Definitions
  • Products
  • Warranties
  • Product selection process
  • Obtaining product information
  • Product services to design team
  • Product evaluation and comparison
  • Assistance in preparing specifications
  • Assistance in preparing drawings
  • Summary

The above trainings are conducted based on the agreement we signed with CDSCo on June/2012.

The training for the first two modules is delivered to:-

  • All branch managers and contract Engineers for two days at Addis Ababa
  • For all resident engineers under Addis Ababa Branch 1 and 2 Offices for two days at Addis Ababa
  • For all resident engineers under Bahirdar and Gondar Branch Offices including project Staffs of Bahirdar University for two days at Bahirdar
  • For all resident engineers under Jimma Branch Offices and project Staffs of Jimma University for two days at Jimma
  • For all resident engineers under Awassa Branch Offices and project Staffs of Arba Minch University for two days at Arba Minch

Similarly the training for the third module is delivered for senior designers, quality control experts and the top management of CDSCo at Addis Ababa for one day. The trainings are delivered on different dates from July to September/ 2012.