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Delay Claims Analysis

Construction scheduling is one of the most critical project management and planning tools. Equally important for owners and contractors, it is often the source of contention, conflicts, and disputes. This course is designed to demystify the process of scheduling and the technical jargon that surrounds it. It is intended to offer owners and construction managers with a coherent overview of construction scheduling tools, methods, practices, and techniques.

Using examples of actual project experiences, the course examines the overall impact of a CPM on the construction process. It also discusses the techniques used for the early recognition of potential delay claims, the approaches employed in analyzing and evaluating the merits of delay claims, the methods used for calculation of delay damages, and the alternatives available to remedy and resolve time related claims.


Course Topics Include:

  • Project planning and scheduling goals
  • CPM: What is it and what does it really do?
  • Job logic and time sequence relationships
  • Impact of multiple critical paths on a project
  • Major areas of conflict in schedule specifications
  • Overview of scheduling software applications
  • What to look for in reviewing a project schedule
  • The concept of early completion & its drawbacks
  • Arrow and precedence diagramming methods
  • Float ownership, use and reporting
  • Free float, negative float & total float
  • Legal rights and obligations in scheduling
  • Construction manager's role in scheduling
  • Schedule preparation, maintenance & implementation
  • Fragnets, windows and time impact analysis
  • Delay claims & efficiency loss analysis
  • Alternative dispute resolution techniques
  • Calculation of direct & indirect delay damages