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Claims assessment and resolution for KJV on the Gorgon gas project, including:

- Negotiation planning and preparation.
- Support Arbitration preparation on a $2Bn dispute, including: preparation of enhanced claim files and independent reports, liaison with external counsel and consultants on schedule and quantum matters.
- Identify and mitigate risk. Develop commercial risk management plans, facilitate workshops and conduct quantative risk assessments.

- Commerical close-out of a $900M contract, including: assessment of Final Invoice, preparation of negotiation plan for stakeholder approval and negotiated settlement with Contractor.
- Assessment of Extension of Time claims (>$200M).
- Review and assessment of complex Change Order Requests (>$200M).
- Contract Management support.

Preparation of a commercial awareness training session for an EPC Contractor.

Attendance at the IAMA Adjudication Masterclass, March 2013.

Pre-award commercial review of contract conditions and risks for a tender proposal on a $1Bn CSG project comprising compressor facilities and gathering systems (Qld).


De-constructing Constructive Acceleration is published in the Building & Construction Law Journal, Volume 28, October 2012.

nsulting to a contracting organisation (June to Dec) to mitigate commercial issues on a $600M coal seam gas project (QLD). Services provided included:

- identification of claims and development of commercial strategy
- preparation of delay claims > $100M in value
- preparation of acceleration claims > $100M in value
- contract/commercial advise
- liason with senior company executives and legal counsel
- part of the negotiation team to amicably settle claims with the Client, resulting in the drafting of a contract amendment

David submits his paper titled Deconstructing Constructive Acceleration for the 2012 Brooking Prize and is awarded 1st prize at the 4th International Construction Law Conference held in Melbourne on 6th-7th May 2012. Further details can be found at and

Preparation of extension of time and delay cost claims (circa $15M) for a gas pipeline project in North-west WA.


Tender commercial management of $70M tender submission to fabricate and transport 6,000 tonnes of module gantries for a coal terminal project in Gladstone, QLD.

Provision of advice, preparation and amicable settlement of variation and delay claims totalling $4M for a gas pipeline project in Sydney, NSW.

nstruction finishes at the Southern Seawater Desalination project in July, with commissioning continuing until October 2011. David head's off to europe to celebrate turning 40.

David successfully finishes his Graduate Diploma in Construction Law. Units studied were:
- Principles of Construction Law
- Avoiding & Managing Construction Disputes
- Construction Contract Drafting & Analysis
- Advanced Construction Law
- 10,000 word research paper.

Further details of this leading academic course can be found at and

Commencing in April 2010, Co-projects is providing contract management services to the SSWA Alliance on Southern Sewater Desalination project in Binningup. The $600M+ project is currently under construction with project completion scheduled for November 2011.

In May 2010, David obtained a Certificate in Adjudication and became a Registered Adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act (2004) in December 2010.  Details can be found at

In August 2010, David commences his Graduate Diploma in Construction Law at the University of Melborne and hopes to have this completed in August 2011.


During the first year of business operations in 2009, Co-projects achieved much.

Engaged by an EPC contractor during April 2009 - February 2010, Co-projects provided contract management and claims managements during the closing stages of construction for 2 x 208MW coal fired Bluewaters Power Station.

In this senior site based role primary responsibilities included:

- Contract management of a major subcontract ($125M) to erect the boiler structure.
- Assessment of monthly progress payments.
- Certification of final payment claims.
- Assessment of extension of time and delay claims (>$50M).
- Assessment of subcontract claims and preparation of counter claims.
- Negotiation of subcontract claims to reach commercial settlement.
- Administering payment disputes arising under the Construction Contracts Act 2004.
- Preparation, submission and negotiation of Extension of Time & Cost claims under the EPC contract with the Employer.

In all over $100M of subcontractor claims were received during assignment on this project and which were all settled under the terms of the contract and to the satisfaction of the EPC contractor without the need to proceed to costly Arbitration.