Construction Law/Sub-clause 3.5


Hello Alina,

Under Sub-Clause 3.5 the Engineer has the obligation to issue a determination if the parties don't reach an amicable settlement.
Can the Engineer issue more than one determination on the same claim?

Thanks a lot in advance


Hi, Ionut,
The contractual mechanism requests that for 1 claim the Claimant submits details, and, within the "reach an agreement" phase of the 3.5, the Parties put their reasons so that an agreement is reached. If no agreement, the Engineer will issue his determination 3.5 on that claim, and here the mission of the Engineer ends on that claim. Therefore, 1 claim, 1 determination.
Hope it is clear and of help.
Best regards,

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Alina Valentina Oprea


I can answer to questions regarding FIDIC 1999 contracts, including practical use of these conditions of contract, as well as to questions regarding dispute boards, both from theoretical and practical point of view. I cannot answer to questions related to other kind of contracts or to procurement process, except to some (limited) extent.


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