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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

2016-12-07 Engineer's right to reduce time for completion:

Dear Abdullah,      Thank you for coming back.    That concerns the provision under 13.1, which says the Engineer may request such a valuation from the Contractor, prior instructing a variation.    Hence

2016-12-07 Engineer's right to reduce time for completion:

Dear Abdullah,      Thank you for your question.    Any omission under 12.4 is a Variation, as per 13.1. And any Variation is implemented as per 13.3 and that is where it says the Engineer shall adjust

2016-12-05 Variations with time impact:

Dear Khalid,      Thank you for your question.    Firstly, it was not wise to proceed executing the works, without having the VOs agreed and signed.    I hope you do have written instructions for these

2016-11-19 Conflict between specs and BOQ:

Dear Abdullah,      Welcome back, thank you for your new question.    I am afraid this one is quite tricky as it is not a matter of priority between different Contract documents, but about a difference

2016-11-18 Sub-Contractor Payment:

Dear Alemu,        Thank you for your new question and for the kind wishes. Likewise, wish all the best for all your beloved ones.    In brief, if the SubContractor did not pay attention and blindly signed


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