Construction Delays

Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims, 2nd Edition

By Roger Gibson

© 2016 – Routledge

406 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780415633994
pub: 2016-04-30
e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Extension of time submissions are often made after a project has been severely delayed, when consequent problems may be unavoidable. However, if a proper submission is applied for as delays emerge, disruption can be minimised, and the correct extension of time should be awarded.

Useful guidance and recommended good practice are given on all the common delay analysis techniques, and worked examples of extension of time submissions and time-related prolongation claims are included. All of the information and practical details necessary are provided, including:

  • techniques and methodologies for extension of time/delay analysis
  • the latest case law relating to extensions of time and delay analysis
  • the ‘thorny issues’ of float and concurrency
  • JCT and NEC contracts
  • planning and programming

This second edition has been updated to include new case law, address changes to contract formats, and include new advice on assessment methodologies. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, including helpful charts and graphics, it will be useful for construction professionals, lawyers and others who are involved in the contentious side of the construction and engineering industries.

Table of Contents

1. The Aims of this Book 2. Extensions of Time 3. Prolongation Claims 4. The SCL Protocol 5. Background and History of Planning 6. Planning and Programming 7. The Importance of a Programme 8. Programme Submission, Review, and Acceptance 9. Programme Updates and Revisions 10. Progress Records and Other Record Keeping 11. Intro – Contracts and Case Law 12. Contracts JCT and NEC 13. Case Law Pre-1993 14. Case Law 1993-1999 15. Case Law 2000-2003 16. Case Law 2004-2007 17. Case Law 2008-2012 18. Intro – The ‘Thorny Issues’ 19. Float; Ownership and Utilisation 20. Concurrency 21. Mitigation and Acceleration 22. Time at Large 23. Extensions of Time 24. EOT Assessment Techniques 25. Prospective Analysis: Methodology and Worked Example 26. Retrospective Analysis: Methodology and Worked Example 27. Prolongation Claims 28. Contract Requirements 29. Prolongation Claims 30. Worked Example Appendix 1: Definitions and Glossary Appendix 2: Levels of Programmes Appendix 3: Model Specification for a ‘Windows’ Analysis Appendix 4: Charts for Worked Example: Time Impact Analysis Appendix 5: Charts for Worked Example: Windows Analysis

About the Author

Roger Gibson has over 40 years of planning and programming experience in the construction and engineering industries. During the latter part of his career he has received many appointments as an expert in time-related disputes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General