DELAY ANALYSIS IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

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Delay Analysis In Construction Contracts

Author : John U. L. Keane
ISBN : 9781118631171
Genre : Law
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The most significant unanticipated costs on many construction projects are the financial impacts associated with delay and disruption to the works. Assessing these, and establishing a causal link from each delay event to its effect, contractual liability and the damages experienced as a direct result of each event, can be difficult and complex. This book is a practical guide to the process of delay analysis and includes an in-depth review of the primary methods of delay analysis, together with the assumptions that underlie the precise calculations required in any quantitative delay analysis. The techniques discussed can be used on projects of any size, under all forms of construction contract, both domestic and international. The authors discuss not only delay analysis techniques, but also their appropriateness under given circumstances, demonstrating how combined approaches may be applied where necessary. They also consider problematic issues including 'who owns the float', concurrent delay, early completion programmes, and disruption. The book has been brought fully up to date, including references to the latest publications from the CIOB, AACEI and SCL, as well as current case law. Broad in scope, the book discusses the different delay analysis approaches likely to be encountered on national and international projects, and features practical worked examples and case studies demonstrating the techniques commonly used by experienced practitioners. This is an invaluable resource to programmers and schedulers, delay analysts, contractors, architects, engineers and surveyors. It will also be of interest to clients' professional advisors managing extension of time or delay claims, as well as construction lawyers who require a better understanding of the underlying assumptions on which many quantitative delay analyses are based. Reviews of First Edition "John Keane and Anthony Caletka are pukka analysts in that tricky area of delays, programming and extension of time. I highly recommend their book Delay Analysis in Construction Contracts. Buy the book." (Building Magazine, February 2009) "The book′s stated purpose is to provide a practical guide for those interested in schedule delay analysis. It provides a good in-depth review of the most common delay analysis techniques.... An excellent book, full of practical tips for the reader and very timely in its publication. It is well worth the cost and a good read for anyone involved in schedule delay analysis." (Cost Engineering, February 2009) It achieves in spades its stated aim of being a practical guide for contractors, contract administrators, programmers and delay analysts, as well as construction lawyers who require a better understanding of the underlying assumptions on which many quantitative delay analyses are based. (Construction Law Journal, 2009)
Category: Law

Causation And Delay In Construction Disputes

Author : Nicholas J. Carnell
ISBN : 9780470759349
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Building contract claims for more time on projects represent one of the largest sources of dispute within the industry. However, identifying the causes of delays, and the effects they have on the project, is often difficult and the burden on the party seeking to prove delay is a heavy one. This book provides the construction professional with an analysis of how construction projects become delayed, the practical measures which can be taken to avoid such delays, and how the parties can protect their positions in the face of delays. It goes on to look at the requirements for producing a successful claim. It provides a straightforward guide to the legal issues, and also considers how the effects of delays can most practically be addressed. The Second Edition takes account of new case law since 1999, and has new sections on adjudication, risk allocations and the Society of Construction Law Delay Protocol. Very well received when it was first published, the book is aimed particularly at contractors, project managers and senior surveyors, but will also be of interest to construction lawyers.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Construction Delays

Author : Roger Gibson
ISBN : 9781134281725
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book provides guidance on delay analysis, particularly in relation to extension of time submissions. It gives readers the information and practical details to be considered in formulating and resolving extension of time submissions and time-related prolongation claims. Useful guidance and recommended good practice is given on all the common delay analysis techniques, and worked examples of extension of time submissions and time-related prolongation claims are included. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, the book includes helpful charts and graphics. It will be useful for construction professionals dealing with extensions of time and delay claims, and for lawyers and others who are involved in the contentious side of the construction and engineering industries. Roger Gibson has over 40 years of planning & programming experience in the construction and engineering industries. During the latter part of his career his has received many appointments as an Expert in time-related disputes.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Delay And Disruption In Construction Contracts

Author : Andrew Burr
ISBN : 9781317377726
Genre : Law
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Delay and disruption in the course of construction impacts upon building projects of any scale. Now in its 5th edition Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup [2007] EWHC 918 (TCC) at [122] to [135] per the late His Honour Judge Toulmin CMG QC. Whilst covering the manner in which delay and disruption should be considered at each stage of a construction project, from inception to completion and beyond, this book includes: An international team of specialist advisory editors, namely Francis Barber (insurance), Steve Briggs (time), Wolfgang Breyer (civil law), Joe Castellano (North America), David-John Gibbs (BIM), Wendy MacLaughlin (Pacific Rim), Chris Miers (dispute boards), Rob Palles-Clark (money), and Keith Pickavance Comparative analysis of the law in this field in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and in civil law jurisdictions Commentary upon, and comparison of, standard forms from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere, including two major new forms New chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling New appendices on the SCL Protocol (Julian Bailey) and the choice of delay analysis methodologies (Nuhu Braimah) Updated case law (to December 2014), linked directly to the principles explained in the text, with over 100 helpful "Illustrations" Bespoke diagrams, which are available for digital download and aid explanation of multi-faceted issues This book addresses delay and disruption in a manner which is practical, useful and academically rigorous. As such, it remains an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.
Category: Law

Construction Contract Claims

Author : R.W. Thomas
ISBN : 9780230344426
Genre : Law
File Size : 79.31 MB
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Aimed at construction professionals, contractors and undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book confronts all of the difficult problems that arise in claims situations in the UK and internationally. Extensive reference to UK and international case law and a systematic approach to various types of claims, assisted by helpful and explanatory diagrams, make this book second to none as a 'trouble-shooting' guide to the presentation of, and response to, the negotiation and settlement of claims. This new edition considers in equal measure the latest editions of both NEC3 and JCT contracts and provides worked examples of claims under each. It also includes the latest revisions to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Scheme for Construction Contracts, which together make significant changes to payment and adjudication in the construction industry. Other key features: • A practical approach to solving contract claims including essential sections on claims presentation, delay analysis and non-productivity calculations • An emphasis on dealing with factual evidence • Helpful spreadsheet examples • Up-to-date coverage of developments in competition law in relation to the public procurement regulations, and the impact of these requirements at tender stage • A book that will save professionals and contractors time and money, and prepare students for the reality of the construction industry
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Liquidated Damages And Extensions Of Time

Author : Brian Eggleston
ISBN : 1444301632
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Liquidated damages and extensions of time are complex subjects,frequently forming the basis of contract claims made under thestandard building and civil engineering contracts. Previouseditions of Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time are highlyregarded as a guide for both construction industry professionalsand lawyers to this complex area. The law on time and damages continues to develop with an increasingflow of judgments from the courts. Alongside this, the standardforms of contract have also developed over time to reflectprevailing approaches to contractual relationships. Against thisbackground a third edition will be welcomed by constructionprofessionals and lawyers alike. Retaining the overall approach ofthe previous editions, the author clarifies, in a highly readablebut legally rigorous way, the many misunderstandings on time anddamages which abound in the construction industry. The thirdedition takes account of a large volume of new case law since theprevious edition was published over ten years ago, includes a newchapter on delay analysis and features significantly expandedchapters on penalty clauses, the effects of conditions precedentand time-bars, and the complexities of causation.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Construction Delay Claims

Author : Barry B. Bramble
ISBN : 9780735592865
Genre : Law
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Contracts can be your first line of defense against delays. But they have to be drafted very carefully. Construction Delay Claims gives you an in-depth analysis of all the pertinent clauses and details what they can and can't do to minimize delays and avoid litigation. Construction Delay Claims, Fourth Edition, by Barry B. Bramble and Michael T. Callahan is written for everyone involved with delay and impact construction claims--the most common form of disputes in the construction industry. You'll find that this resource presents the most thorough, detailed review of delay claims liability available, including a complete description of the entire process for filing and pursuing claims along with more than 1,950 cases and analyses. Construction Delay Claims gives you the information you need to determine your best course of action. the book presents detailed knowledge drawn from the authors' thirty-five years of experience in the industry. You'll learn how to anticipate delays and mitigate damages through the use of advanced planning and immediate responses by the parties involved. You'll also receive helpful instructions about the best use of construction schedules to avert delays, or to prove their impact if they do occur. Construction Delay Claims keeps you completely up-to-date with the changes in the construction industry, and the construction litigation process. Coverage includes: Effective ways to challenge a claimant's use of the Total Cost Method of Calculation The effectiveness of "no damages for delay" clauses The use of ADR methods to resolve delay claims The meaning and implication of concurrent delays Cumulative impact effect of multiple change orders The impact and probability of delays in design-build, construction management, and multiple prime contracting Latest research into the effect and measurement of lost productivity The most recent assessments of how states are applying the Eichleay formula
Category: Law