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I can answer questions based on FIDIC 4 and FIDIC 1999 [design-build] with particular reference to time extension , price adjustment and disputes. I am in particular more inclined for response to points pertaining to how claims should be framed and put up in case of technical or other contractual shortcomings. Regarding procurement matters I have spent over 5 years as procurement specialist for highway authority and dealt with numerous claims and disputes in the capacity of "The Engineer" .

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- Contract Administration/Management - Project Management including Quantity Surveying for last over 30 years COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCES: Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Iran EMPLOYMENT RECORD: a) National Engineering Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (NESPAK)as Contract Administrator / Procurement specialist, from June 2008 to to-date. b) National Highway Authority (NHA), Islamabad : as Procurement/Contract Specialist, from 2003 to June 2008. c) Engineering Consultants International (Pvt.) Ltd. Consultants : as General Manager (Project Management Cell), from 1998 to 2003. d) Astaldi Ferrocement JV (Sukkur Bypass Project & Bridges) Contractor : Worked as Technical advisor to the country manager, from 1994 to 1947. e) Environ (Pvt.) Ltd. Design-Construct firm :As Environmental Advisor, from 1993 to 1994. f) M/s Redco Group W.L. L Contractors : as the Contracts Manager, from 1989 to 1982. g) Technical Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. Contractors : as the Project Manager, from 1986 to 1989. h) Macdonald Layton & Company (MLC) Contractors : as the Project Manager, from 1976 to 1986. i) Construction Shargh Limited, Tehran, Iran Contractors : as the Project Engineer , from 1975 to 1975. j) Capital Development Authority, Islamabad Civic Body : as job coordinator , from 1964 to 1974.


National Engineering Services Pakistan Ltd. DMRD Division.


Traffic study [institutional arrangement for driver training in pakistan] if i correctly remember it for UNDP


EDUCATION: - B.E[civil engg.] - 1 1/2 year industrial training in concrete structures in United Kingdom for studies related to Concrete Structures, Planning and Contract Management Aspects. Attachments at Edinburgh University, Cement and Concrete Association and Sir Robert Mathew Johnson Marshall and Partners Edinburgh for six months each. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: - Member and registered professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council. - Honorary expert for Construction Law at

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Achievement Award by Institute of Architects Pakistan Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter for the year 1992

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Private and Government sector clients.

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It is logical

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Q & A helps you to see from a different perspectives.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The enjoyment to resolve a dispute

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

If your response is not to the point or relevant

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Recent Answers from Liaqat Hayat

2016-11-23 Value Engineering:

Dear Fungai,  Thanks for your question which i am not sure fully clear to me but i will respond in general on your 3 questions as follows  Q1:my experience on this is that it normally result in some sort

2016-11-21 Day wORKS:

Dear Shoaib Sb,  Thank you for question.  regarding inclusion of day work rates and amount in the grand summary total, i have to say that normal a nominal quantity of day work items is given in the bid

2016-11-12 Error in Contract documents- EPC 1999:

Dear mr. fakhr  Thank you for your question.  My views are that this error do not hide the intension of the parties in formulating the contract and is clear that sp-117 is to be followed for execution

2016-10-29 Materials on Site FIDIC 1999:

Dear Sudantha,  Thanks for the question  your question, as i understand, is concerning provisional sum utilization under clause 13.5(c).please note that 13.5 GCC has two subheads (a) and (b) and in your

2016-10-05 Proffessional Indemnity Insurance and Performance Bond:

Dear Kiran,    Thank you for your question.     As far as I could understand from your provided description I need to be aware with the contract conditions (not seen) and so here I will give my personal


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