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Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide by Project Management Institute

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ANNEX A1

MANAGING CLAIMS IN CONSTRUCTION

A claim is a demand for something due or believed to be due, usually as a result of a change in basis in the project execution; a variation or deviation in risk allocation; an action, direction, or requested change order against the agreed-upon terms and conditions of a contract or a part of the construction, which has failed or is not performing properly and cannot be economically resolved between the parties. Claims can also arise due to contract omissions, unclear language, and consequential misinterpretations. In construction, the demand is usually made for additional compensation for work deemed to be outside of the contract, or an extension to the completion time, or both. There are a number of ...

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