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Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

5th Edition

Edited by Andrew Burr

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1,168 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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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.


"Whatever your experience, expertise and specialism, Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts is an authoritative reference resource for all construction law practitioners. It not only provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of its title subject, but also covers the historical background, compares some 97 different standard form contracts, and discusses case law from a variety of jurisdictions."

Pam Allardice, The Law Society Gazette, June 2016

"The book remains the standard point of reference for construction professionals and legal practitioners when any of the issues which it deals with arise."

John Delaney, Associate Director at HKA, March 2016

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Terminology 2. Risk of Development 3. Project Procurement 4. Standard Form Provisions for Time and Cost 5. Notices, Claims and Early Warnings 6. Extensions of Time and Time at Large 7. Planning and Programming 8. Presentation and Approval of Programmes 9. Monitoring, Updating, and Amending Programmes 10. Change Management 11. Mitigation and Acceleration 12. Variation and Change 13. Getting at the Facts of Delay 14. The Analysis of Cause and Effect 15. Forensic Programme Analysis 16. Float and Time Contingencies 17. Concurrency, Parallelism and Pacing 18. Disruption to Progress and Lost Productivity 19. Damages 20. Global and Total Loss Claims 21. Apportionment 22. Settlements and Dispute Resolution 23. Adjudication 24. Dispute Boards 25. Mandatory Laws in International Construction Contracts Appendices

About the Authors/Editor

Andrew Burr is a barrister, arbitrator and adjudicator. He specialises primarily in construction and technology matters and is an affiliated foreign lawyer with Varul (Vilnius, Lithuania). Andrew is a listed arbitrator in multiple jurisdictions and recently sat on the ICC’s advisory committee for the revision of its Dispute Board Rules. He is also both the general and articles editor for Construction Law Journal.

About the Series

Construction Practice Series

This series provides detailed and practical guidance to the legal framework of the construction industry. Whether explaining contract forms, advising on procedure, or guiding through disputes, highly experienced lawyers share their insights in order to help readers with the key aspects of any construction project. Engineers, architects, project managers, academics and lawyers in this field will all find these books a great help with issues that they face on a daily basis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAW / Construction