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Project Delays and Time Extensions

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Learn Strategies for Dealing with Construction Project Delays and Time Extension Requests

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Delay, the five letter word that is anathema to contractors and owners alike, is much a fact of life in today’s large, complex, multi-year projects.

A project delay is usually a result of mismanagement, an unforeseen event, activity or series of activities, inefficiencies, or differing site conditions adversely affecting timely project completion. A construction delay is recognized when a project completes or is forecasted to complete beyond the contract completion deadlines or a significant interim mile stone data specified in the project schedule.

Project delays usually have detrimental impact on perceptions of project success and , in some instances, can result in increased costs and other time-related damages to project stakeholders. 

Attorney Jeff Gilmore and consultant Tom Fertitta cover the topic from A-Z, including typical causes, types and outcomes of most delay situations. Join Jeff and Tom to get dialed into the intricacies of delay presentations, support, analysis and defense, including:

  • Typical causes of project delays
  • The types of delays and their importance—excusable, non-excusable, compensable and non-compensable
  • Concurrent, pacing and other delay types that affect delay cost and time recovery
  • Time extensions, liquidated damages, delay and disruption costs
  • Dealing with no-damage-for-delay clauses
  • Proof of delay and remedies
  • And much, much more!

Complex construction projects continually require the project team to possess a broad range of project-management skills to guide the project to a successful completion. Over the years, an increasing amount of significance has been placed on the project schedule as a management tool. A thorough and achievable Baseline Schedule developed through sound industry practices and updated through industry standards increases the chances of a successful outcome.

“To prevail on a delay claim, the claimant must show the extent of the delay, the causal link between the actions or inactions contributing to the delay, and the harm resulting from the delay.” See Essex Electro Engineers, Inc. v. Danzig, 224 F.3d 1283, 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2000).

 Who Will Benefit?

This presentation is a must if you're a design professional, engineer, architect, owner, contractor, subcontractor or attorney.

Order today to learn all about construction delay, types of delay and ways of preparing and handling delay and time extension claims to steer your project to success!

This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction experts:

Jeffrey G. Gilmore is the chair of Akerman's Construction Practice. His practice emphasizes domestic and international construction law involving a broad range of public and private matters, including EPC/design-build projects, healthcare, multifamily housing, power generation, petrochemical, and infrastructure projects (transportation, water, and public safety). In addition, he has been recognized for his experience in construction matters in Chambers USA; The Legal 500, recommended in the Southeast for Construction; The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law; and the Virginia Business Legal Elite in the Construction category.

Thomas D. Fertitta, PSP, has held leader ship positions with a general contractor , a real estate developer and an international professional services firm. Mr. Fertitta has prepared a variety of construction claims and schedules for owners and contractors on private and municipal projects such as schools, office buildings, co-generation plants, industrial facilities, condominiums, wastewater treatment plants, prisons and courthouses. He has performed schedule analyses demonstrating delay, disruption, acceleration, as well as performing damage and loss of productivity calculations, as-built construction schedules, issue and entitlement identification and analysis, and document control and organization.

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