October 09, 2014
KLRCA #2 Practical Drafting & Defending of Adjudication Claims
7 October 2014 – With the truckloads of boxes unpacked, plastic cling wraps from freshly minted equipment removed and the customary teething challenges of moving into a new premise ironed out, it was time for KLRCA to conduct its first ever ‘CIPAA Training’ course at Bangunan Sulaiman. Having already organized a successful session back in early July this year, the comprehensive one-day course titled, ‘Practical Drafting And Defending Of Adjudication Claims’ returned for its second ever edition.
The latest course saw 70 participants encompassing a mixture of in-house counsels from prominent organizations around the country, recently certified adjudicators, a large number of representatives from the construction industry as well as several members from the legal fraternity flock KLRCA’s brand new state-of-the-art auditorium to enhance their understanding on CIPAA 2012 through the carefully selected practical modules.
Ir Harbans Singh, an expert in Construction Law began proceedings for the morning by taking the participants through a brief history of CIPAA 2012 before elaborating on the overview of an adjudication process and its preliminary stages. Lam Wai Loon soon took over the podium at the hour mark to present a ‘Step by Step’ guide in commencing the actual proceedings and preparing the various submissions (i.e adjudication claims, responses and replies).
Upon a quick networking break, participants were segregated into five groups before being led to their respective break out rooms. Harbans and Lam doubled up as tutors for the workshop sessions with Daniel Tan, Chong Thaw Sing and Thayananthan Baskaran also joining in to take charge of the remaining three groups. Participants were exposed to ‘Typical Payment Dispute Scenarios’ before being handed the opportunity to work on the forms themselves. Each group was allocated sufficient time to fill up the claims with the tutors being ever ready to answer doubts and clarify enquiries along the way.
Following a two-hour plus meticulous workshop session, participants were greeted with a much-deserved lunch and networking break to rejuvenate their minds and process the influx of information attained. Proceedings resumed an hour later with the start of the second workshop with participants once more being handed a technical CIPAA case to tackle. Freshly equipped with hands on experience from the earlier workshop, participants strengthened their understanding of filling up CIPAA claims accurately and efficiently by finishing their assignments well within the time allocated. The CIPAA Training soon drew towards its conclusion with Professor Datuk Sundra Rajoo who was away on official duty through out the day – joining in the panel of speakers and tutors to share his expert opinions during the Q & A Session and Review slot that was chaired by Harbans.
*Interested in becoming a certified adjudicator and to be able to conduct adjudication proceedings? KLRCA is organizing its latest “Adjudication Training Programme” this coming 5th to 9th December 2014 at the Centre’s new premises, Bangunan Sulaiman. Stay tuned for additional information on www.klrca.org