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Experts of the Month Expert: Peter M. Elliott - 7/28/2009
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Dear Peter!
Following Question regarding the Red Book 99:
About Us If the Engineer approves an EoT due to an
Tell friends Employers default, is the Contractor
automatically entiteled to the additional time-
Link to Us related cost for that approved EoT, especially
Disclaimer "Preliminaries" like site office operating cost, water and energy supply, permanent site staff, etc. which
will only occur due to the EoT?

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First response to queries Hi Gunther,
regarding extensions of
time, variations orders, site
instructions and payment The Engineer approves, but does he have the approval of the Employer to give such approval?
using FIDIC and other forms
of Conditions of Contract, The Contractor might be entitled to time related charges depending on the reasons for the extension of
based on English Law, and time and you must be careful that there is no double charging. Much of the site overheads, such as
derivatives only. Anyone management staff and running costs, will be included in the rates for the individual items. Pure time
who needs advice about EoT related charges such as insurance policies and bonds, for which there is a line item, are generally
should download and study
the SCL Delay & Disruption
claimable under an EoT. Other line items, such as support for the Engineer which are measured in
Protocol terms of months, or weeks, could also be claimable. It could also be that an extension of time is awarded without costs as there is a concurrent delay due to the Contractor's default.
before submitting a
question. Without more information, I cannot give a specific answer on such a vague question.
Experience I hope that the above is useful and you can mark me 10. If not, please submit a follow up question with
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something cheap"
.Romanian Proverb 2002
A lean compromise is better
than a fat lawsuit. George
Herbert (English poet 1593-
I said it in Hebrew, I said it
in Dutch,
I said it in German and
But I wholly forgot (and it
vexes me much)
That English is what you
speak!" Hunting of the
Snark - Lewis Caroll
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The joy of food lasts but an
hour, of sleep but a day, of
a woman, but a month, but
the joy of a building lasts a
lifetime. Syrian proverb.
Comments and observations
leading to improvements in
the translation of FIDIC Red
& Yellow books into
Romanian prior to approval
by FIDIC (reference 'Preface
to the Romanian edition')

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