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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.

Experience in the area

Implementation of works contracts (FIDIC 1999) financed by different financial institutions, including European Union; claims and disputes; dispute boards See more on


Dispute Resolution Board Foundation


see ; DRBF Forum Newsletter; Drumuri si Poduri; Revista Constructiilor; SIDiR Newsletter


Graduated the University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Faculty of Railways, Roads and Bridges (1985-1990); Trained under Mr. Gwyn Owen’s pupilage program for arbitrators/adjudicators under FIDIC mentoring program (2006 – 2007)

What do you like about this subject?

it is challenging

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

to gain more experience in dealing with FIDIC conditions of contract, claims and disputes

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

it helps you to help projects to go on successfuly

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

dispute prevention and (early) resolution within construction contracts is primarily for engineers

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Recent Answers from Alina Valentina Oprea

2017-01-10 Payment of IPC in Various Currencies:

Hi, Umer,  As you have noticed, in the Sub-clause 14.3 it is foreseen that within the Interim Payment Application (the Statement) the various amounts shall (meaning "must") be expressed in the various

2016-12-05 Does the Engineer have a right of reduce the Time for Completion?:

Hi,  As you see, in the Sub-clause 12.4 [Omissions] there is only about costs, not about time.   Also, in the Sub-clauses 13.1 and 13.3 it is about evaluation of costs. Not even in the Sub-clause 8.2 [Time

2016-05-13 Item rate:

The priority of documents described in the Sub-clause 1.5 and/or in the Contract Agreement should be analyzed first, then the Engineer is to be asked, since the Sub-clause 1.5 says that in case of discrepancies

2016-04-20 Claim Notice - possession of Site:

Dear Umer,  The obligation under the Sub-clause 2.1 is of the Employer - to give you the Site possession s that your Program of Works should not be hindered and the works will not be delayed. To preserve

2016-04-19 Commencement of Work:

Hi,  These expenses should, I guess, be made anyway and reimburse through Interim Pyment Applications and Interim Certificates. If they are - like renting buildings - time related items, you can claim


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