Paperless project management for construction projects is not only about “going green”, “saving trees”, “saving money on paper”, but also about “saving professional times”, “improving communications”, “reducing project costs”, “satisfying customer”, and “proving and resolving claims”. Mega construction projects can involve thousands of drawings and their revisions, hundreds of variation/change orders, RFIs and submittals, and hundreds of reports and minutes, and millions of electronic mails and documents, which record key events and causal connection to the event causing the damage. Thus good document procedures can aid the contractor in giving the timely notices of claims or delays with good supporting documents to identify and prove the actual damages and/or delay to the projects. The presentation aims to demonstrate that good document procedures are vital to give proper notices of claims and to reserve any contractual rights which ultimately help to resolve and settle claims and disputes in the field.
Dr. Apirath Prateapusanond is an international construction claim consultant with 15-year experience in dispute resolution and project management on mega construction and property projects such as the WAGP project in Africa, the Big Dig project in Boston, GSA Office Building and U.S. Courthouse in New York, Enron Power Plant in Puerto Rico and Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. She is a schedule expert witness on Samut Prakarn Wastewater Treatment Plant Project in Thailand. Currently, she is a managing director of Warner Construction Consultants (Thailand).
Khun Sorawut attained engineering degree from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Industrial Instrumentation. He has over 20 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and refinery industry with various international EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) and Exploration & Production companies such as Foster Wheeler, ABB Lummus global, Kvaerner, Chevron, PTTEP. His project management experience involved with PMO set up, Project management coaching & training, Project planning/ scheduling, Cost control, Document control and Project management information system (PMIS) design, development & implementation in various organization. He is currently consulting to one of the PTT subsidiaries to develop project management capability and PMIS including document management system that successfully implemented with significant less paper whilst improving project performance.