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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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2017-01-05 Contemporary Delay Responsibility:

Hi Tamer  Your simple question has an encyclopaedia of potential answers attached to it.  I will try to give you a simple and short answer.  1. Read your contract which will tell you which of the contracting

2016-12-28 Claim on idle tools:

Hi Harrison  From your description it appears that these are two stand alone contracts - each independent of the other.  You therefore have a clear suspension order on Contract A for a considerable period

2016-12-27 Prolongation Cost:

Hi Sudantha  Basic rules of concurrency.  1. Any relevant delay caused by the Employer will always entitle the Contractor to an EoT.  2. The Contractor will only get costs for the period where the Employer's

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


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