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Anything related to extensions of time and delay analysis.

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45 years in the Construction Industry 15 Years as a consultant delay analyst - I now hold myself to be expert in this field.


Society of Construction Law Adjudication Society ex Planning Engineers Organisation


6 articles on the relevance of the India Contract Act 1872 and its relevance to modern construction in India. Waiting Publication


Associate Member of the Institue of Building

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Currently employed in India by Punj Lloyd as expert delay analyst. Engaged in ongoing arbitrations and EoT claims. Prior an Indepenent consultant in delay analysis.

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Recent Answers from Mike Testro

2016-11-18 Contractual Claim:

Hi Sudantha  The principles are very simple.  1. If the duration of the delay event is 10 weeks  2. If the delay effect after completion date is 8 weeks  Then 8 weeks of site costs are placed within the

2016-10-29 Materials on Site:

Hi Sudantha  Interim payments for materials and plant on site is a rolling calculation which eventually resolves itself to zero so any discrepancy in the valuation is self correcting.  A contractor would

2016-10-27 Head Office Overhead:

Hi Sudantha  The following link explains the problems associated with the Hudson formula.

2016-10-22 Head Office Overhead:

Hi Sudantha  The contract sum is set down at the start of the contract and can be varied by the content of the contract terms.  The way the formula works is that the bigger the contract sum the bigger

2016-09-20 Variations:

Hi Moataz  Your 5 points are valid but you need to consider the following.  The Contractor builds to the drawings and specification not the BOQ.  The quantities in the BoQ in a fixed price lump sum are


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