Construction Delays: Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims / Edition 1

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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.

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"This is an easy to read, concise and very useful book on both extensions of time and prolongation claims. The author successfully blends together the case law, his experience, the protocol and some practical advice against the backdrop of the two quite different standard UK construction contracts of NEC and JCT."

-Institution of Civil Engineers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415345866
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction 1

1 The aims of this book 3

2 Extensions of time 6

3 Prolongation claims 8

4 The SCL protocol 11

Pt. II Programmes and record keeping 19

5 Background and history of planning 21

6 Planning and programming 25

7 The importance of a programme 40

8 Programme submission, review and acceptance 44

9 Programme updates and revisions 51

10 Progress records and other record keeping 59

Pt. III Contracts and case law 67

11 Introduction 69

12 Contracts: JCT and NEC 72

13 Case law: pre-1993 79

14 Case law: 1993 to 1999 90

15 Case law: 2000 to 2003 102

16 Case law: 2004 to 2005 109

Pt. IV The 'thorny issues' 117

17 Introduction 119

18 Float; ownership and utilisation 121

19 Concurrency 133

20 Mitigation and acceleration 143

21 Time at large 146

Pt. V Extensions of time 149

22 Introduction 151

23 EOT assessment techniques 157

24 Prospective analysis: methodology and worked example 182

25 Retrospective analysis: methodology and worked example 199

Pt. VI Prolongation claims (and time-related costs) 215

26 Introduction 217

27 Contract requirements 220

28 Prolongation claims 226

29 Worked example 233

App. 1 Definitions and glossary 241

App. 2 Levels of programmes 249

App. 3 Model specification for a 'windows' analysis 257

App. 4 Charts for worked example: time impact analysis 261

App. 5 Charts for worked example: windows analysis 304

Index 357

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