6th Edition

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

Edited By Andrew Burr Copyright 2025
    1200 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

    Now in its sixth edition, Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts retains its position as foremost guide to the complex issues arising in the course of construction, with robustly-updated content throughout and the addition of several new chapters with focus on such topics as standard form provisions for recovery of loss or expense, and Chinese and Peruvian construction law.

    Expertly 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:

    • Insight from an international team of specialist advisory editors
    • 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
    • Chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic
    • Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling
    • New chapters on Chinese, Nordic, Peruvian, Singaporean and Malaysian construction law
    • New in-depth discussion of the JCT 2016 suite
    • Updated case law, linked directly to the principles explained in the text.

    This book is an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.

    1. Introduction and Terminology 2. The Risk of Development, 3. Project Procurement, 4. Domestic Standard Form Provisions for Time and Cost, 5. Standard Form Provisions for Money, 6. Notices, Claims and Early Warnings, 7. Extensions of Time and Time at Large, 8. Planning and Programming, 9. Presentation and Approval of Programmes, 10. Revising, Updating, Monitoring and Reporting, 11. Project Control, 12. Mitigation, Recovery and Acceleration, 13. Variation and Change, 14. Construction Records, 15. Cause and Effect, 16. Forensic Programme Analysis, 17. Float and Time Contingencies, 18. Disruption to Progress and Lost Productivity, 19. Concurrency, Parallelism and Pacing, 20. Total Time, Total Loss and Global Claims, 21. Apportionment, 22. Damages, 23. Construction Delay Insurance, 24. Negotiation and Settlement of Claims, 25. Dispute Resolution, 26. An Introduction to Adjudication in the United Kingdom, 27. An Introduction to Dispute Boards, 28. Mandatory Laws in International Construction Contracts, 29. An Introduction to Chinese Construction Law, 30. An Introduction to Nordic Construction Law, 31. An Introduction to Peruvian Construction Law, 32. An Introduction to Constrution Law in Singapore and Malaysia, Appendix 1: Glossary of Terms and Definitions, Appendix 2: Types of Document


    Andrew Burr is an arbitrator, adjudicator and leading construction law barrister. He specialises in property-related arbitration, adjudication and mediation work, along with construction and technology matters. Andrew is Legal Counsel at Synthesis Chambers Solicitors Ltd, and an affiliated foreign lawyer with Varul (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is a listed arbitrator in multiple jurisdictions and has sat on the ICC’s advisory committee for the revision of its Dispute Board Rules. Andrew also undertakes extensive editorial work on the Construction Law Journal.