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Questions related to Civil Engineering Contracts, using FIDIC or other Conditions of Contract, concerning Procurement procedures and documents (pre-qualification, tendering and contracting) and Services/ Works Contracts implementation matters including Determinations, Payments, Time Extensions, VOs, Claims/Disputes. Additionally, questions related to dealing with International Financing Institutions. Can also answer questions in Romanian. Can not answer improperly formulated questions.

Experience in the area

Over 20 years of experience in the field of design, works supervision, construction, management of aid funds and technical assistance for various types of contracts implementation, including severe conflictual contractual situations leading to Claims and disputes. Claims/ Contract management, Disputes adjudication, Arbitration.


Member of Romanian Professional Association of Roads and Bridges; Listed on President's List of Adjudicators of Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers Former member of the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) of United States – nominee on DRBF President’s Disputes Board Members List and of DRBF Chapter for Eastern Europe Former member of Polish Association of Consulting Engineers (SIDiR) – nominee on SIDiR President’s Disputes Board Members National List Member of “” volunteers pool Member of the "Constructions Disputes Resolution Services” International Panel of Construction ADR Specialists" of United States


- Graduate in 1994 the Construction Institute - Graduate of several FIDIC,Procurement and other courses - Graduate of first Disputes Board Members Mentoring Scheme ( - FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator

Past/Present Clients

- Several State organisations/Ministries , such as Ministry of Transport, National Admistration of Roads, Ministry of Regional Development (former Ministry of European Integration), Public Works and Housing, Central Contracting and Financing Unit in Romania and also in Turkey, Croatia and Macedonia - Numerous Western based private consultancy companies - full CV and other relevant information available at

What do you like about this subject?

The challenges raised by the questioneers, from various parts of the globe, from various fields of construction, from minor home works to large infrastructure projects.

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

Exercise my knowledge while helping others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It's not always the way you thought it is.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Look at it again!

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Recent Answers from Florin NICULESCU

2017-02-24 Defect Repair - DLP Expiry Date:

Dear Martin,      Thank you for your question.    As I do not have the Contract, I can only base my answer on what a FIDIC Contract would say - hope that is good enough:    A1. As long as the Employer

2017-02-15 Contractors overhead:

Dear Gjorgji,      Thank you for your question.    In my opinion, there is no straight forward answer, as accountants may debate in both ways - this is obviously a question rather related to accountancy

2017-02-05 Design-Build Project -Alteration/Modification:

Dear Alemu,    I thought I made myself clear enough with the previous reply, when indicating that extent of this se of queries is well beyond the service one should normally request within this website

2017-02-03 EOT and Submission of Claim:

Dear Khaled,      Thank you for your question.    As far as the notice is concerned, I believe there are high chances for that notice to be accepted in an adjudication.    But most important, and that

2017-01-22 EOT - Warranty Period:

Hello Alemu,      Welcome back, thank you for the new details.    1. Each Contract must be understood as a separate matter and any issue must be dealt with separately, as per provision of that specific


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