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Construction Delay and Disruption
Construction Delay and Disruption
Practice and Procedure
ISBN:  9780414055599
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Oct 2018
Format:  Hardback, CD-ROM
(£325.00 + £6.50 VAT)
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Construction Delay and Disruption: Practice and Procedure is the first title of its kind to provide the background and theory of this very technical field, with the underpinning of real-life experience and practical examples to enable readers to gain practical instruction on how to manage these issues in construction life, as well as in court/ADR/arbitration and dispute board settings. The author’s clear and understandable style presents this topic in a way that all practitioners – both contractors and legal professionals – can understand and make effective use of.

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• Comprehensively covers the issues and procedures associated with construction delay, disruption and prolongation
• Reviews specific contract provisions and standard clauses on delay, disruption and notice forms
• Looks at time extensions and related practice and procedure, and legal conflicts, under the new JCT 2016 suite of Contracts, the new NEC4 (comparing it to the NEC3) and the new Society of Construction Law Protocol 2nd Edition
• Addresses delay penalty issues and provisions for recovery of loss or expense
• Describes prevention strategies
• Gives real-world examples of project analysis and claims and how to spot distortion in delay claims
• Provides legal arguments for use in practice, court, ADR, dispute boards and arbitration
• Includes forms for use in practice
• Covers the subject as dealt with in standard forms in the newest editions of the FIDIC, NEC3, ICE and JCT
• Deals with risk assessment claim analysis, planning and scheduling risk
• Takes the reader through forensic delay analysis, causation and concurrency
• Looks at damages and their calculation
• Includes global claims
• Covers the law of the UK, related law in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand and Sharia Law
• Written by a specialist practitioner and experienced author in delay and disruption claims in major engineering and construction projects worldwide


Introduction to the concepts of delay and disruption
Specific contract provisions and cases
Standard clauses on delay and notice forms
Time extensions, practice and procedure, legal conflicts
Delay penalty issues and provisions for recovery of loss or expense
Programming and risk
Scheduling methods and use
Using bills of quantities
Record keeping and sample forms
The legal system and ADR in delay and disruption matters
Forensic delay claims
Legal issues and their resolution
Global claims
Float and related issues
Scott schedules
The as-planned programme vs as-built
Delay analysis with and without CPM
Damages and  calculation of damages

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