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Construction Delays : Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims - Roger Gibson

Construction Delays

Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2008
ISBN: 9780415345866
Number Of Pages: 361

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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.

"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

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The aims of this bookp. 3
Extensions of timep. 6
Prolongation claimsp. 8
The SCL protocolp. 11
Programmes and record keepingp. 19
Background and history of planningp. 21
Planning and programmingp. 25
The importance of a programmep. 40
Programme submission, review and acceptancep. 44
Programme updates and revisionsp. 51
Progress records and other record keepingp. 59
Contracts and case lawp. 67
Introductionp. 69
Contracts: JCT and NECp. 72
Case law: pre-1993p. 79
Case law: 1993 to 1999p. 90
Case law: 2000 to 2003p. 102
Case law: 2004 to 2005p. 109
The 'thorny issues'p. 117
Introductionp. 119
Float; ownership and utilisationp. 121
Concurrencyp. 133
Mitigation and accelerationp. 143
Time at largep. 146
Extensions of timep. 149
Introductionp. 151
EOT assessment techniquesp. 157
Prospective analysis: methodology and worked examplep. 182
Retrospective analysis: methodology and worked examplep. 199
Prolongation claims (and time-related costs)p. 215
Introductionp. 217
Contract requirementsp. 220
Prolongation claimsp. 226
Worked examplep. 233
Appendicesp. 239
Definitions and glossaryp. 241
Levels of programmesp. 249
Model specification for a 'windows' analysisp. 257
Charts for worked example: time impact analysisp. 261
Charts for worked example: windows analysisp. 304
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780415345866
ISBN-10: 0415345863
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1