Delays and Disruptions Provisions

  • Ali D. Haidar


Disputes in construction are expensive, lengthy and can fatigue parties due to their exhaustive nature. The disputes that arise from a project relate to the uncertainty and risks carried by the parties. Ultimately, these risks and uncertainty should be minimised so each party can achieve its objectives. Clients want the projects to be completed as soon as they can while contractors are seeking profits. In order to identify the nature of claims generally and their characteristics, the author in this chapter will articulate the disputes that can arise in projects due to delays and disruptions, the essence of these disputes such as time of essence, extension of time, completion issues and acceleration incurred or to be claimed for reimbursement. Concurrency, apportionment and time at large are special provisions that are frequently encountered in disputed contracts are also dealt with. Global claims are delay and disruption claims disguised as the causal nexus is not defined, and therefore a claimant must be aware of all the issues presented in this chapter before embarking on understanding and presenting his claim globally.


Critical Path Reasonable Time Relevant Event Completion Date Compensable Delay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dar Al RiyadhRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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