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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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Azam02/04/17101010thanks Mike, this was very useful indeed .....
Hamza01/25/17101010Thank you Mike, for your clear and .....

Recent Answers from Mike Testro

2017-02-24 As-Built Drawings:

Hi Kenji  The answer to your question is in two parts.  For a contractor to perform an obligation under the contract then:  1. The obligation has to be set down in the agreement.  2. There has to be a

2017-02-15 InternalActivity delay:

Hi Rohana  This seems to be a typical concurrency argument.  The simple rules are:  1. If the contractor causes delay then the sub-contractor is awarded an EoT.  2. If the sub-contractor causes delay he

2017-02-08 FIDIC 1999:

Hi Sudantha  Instead of using me to provide you with simple answers I suggest that you do your own research into FIDIC to find what sanctions the Employer has in the case of the Contractor's breach of

2017-02-08 FIDIC 1999:

Hi Sudantha  If the Contractor is in breach of his obligations under the contract then the employer has payment withdrawal as his first remedy and cancellation as a final resort.  Best regards  Mike Testro

2017-02-01 Is the Contractor Obliged to Mitigate delays for event falling under clause 8.4 (EOT):

Hi Azam  First establish your EoT claim under 8.4 which will give you a new completion date.  Then the Engineer will have no grounds to request acceleration under 8.6.  His grounds to instruct acceleration


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