IEP-IRC holds Professional development program on ‘Construction claims’

ISLAMABAD, February 7 ( INP): Institution of Engineers, Pakistan (IEP) Rawalpindi-Islamabad Centre organized a technical lecture for graduate engineers on the topic of ‘Construction Claims’ to highlight the issues in Project Management.

It was aimed at apprising the young engineers about their  managerial responsibilities and legal obligations in settling different claims and disputes.

The event was arranged by the Center as a part of its continuing professional development program (CPD) for the young engineers.

A cerified Project Management Professional Engr. Haroon Rashid was the guest speaker who emphasized the importance of effective management of claims and disputes in the construction work.

Engr. Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah, Vice Chancellor Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan in a detailed talk apprised on settling claims and ensuring transparency of contracts in executing  both civil and public sectors Projects.

Engr. Ahmed Shamim, convener of CPD conducted the session and present on the occasion were chairman IEP-RIC, Engr. Hafiz M. Ehsan ul Haq Qazi and Secretary IEP-RIC Gp. Capt. Engr. Najamuddin.

Engr. Haroon Rashid explained to the participants about the common claims that are faced by the project engineers in the construction process. These claims, he asserted are needed to be settled under FIDIC 87 that entails the international norms and practices for carrying out projects.

He also highlighted various kinds of cost claims and  explained the issues arising out of legal obligations and breach of the obligations  that could be amicably settled.

Dr. Attaullah Shah while giving examples from his rich Project Managent  experience was of the view that transparency of the contract is very important, for which the engineers need to maintain proper record and evidences. He emphasized that the engineers should fulfil their responsibilities, according to FIDIC-laid down provisions.

He said the young engineers has to focus on their capacity-building in project management and must strengthen  the monitoring system of a project .

Engr. Hafiz M. Ehsan ul Haq Qazi in his concluding remarks thanked  the Resource Person and Dr Ataullah for their Intriguing talk. He informed the participants that efforts are underway to start Certification courses and IEP RIC would continue to regularly hold capacity-building trainings for the young engineers.

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