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Kenzie Dispute Resolution services division comprises highly qualified and experienced delay experts dedicated to preparing robust and easily understandable delay analyses. Maximise your chances of protecting your interests by engaging the specialists within the industry.

Construction Contract Claims - Delay Analysis

Delay Analysis

Construction Contract Claims are complex and almost inevitably include a demonstration of an entitlement to an extension of time, whether it is required to defend against a damages claim or support your own construction claim. A delay analysis is an intrinsic part of many construction claims and at Kenzie we are very experienced at investigating and advising on the reasons why projects have failed to complete on time, due to changes and/or delay events within the both construction and engineering sectors.

We have an excellent understanding of the established retrospective and prospective methods of delay analysis. We also have extensive experience with the leading planning software packages including Primavara (P3 and P6) and Asta PowerProject.

Above all, we understand construction, having worked on live projects for many years this has enabled us to readily understand the effect of change or delay on the construction schedule, thereby being able to demonstrate cause and effect and prove your entitlements.

 

Forensic delay analysis is the process of collating and carefully analysing through contemporaneous records to ascertain the causes of critical delays on a project and liability for those delays. More and more projects require a construction claim to be prepared or defended and the support of experienced practitioners like us.

Depending on the nature of the delays and the project, as well as the quality of the records available. Analyses can range from relatively simple factual reviews to complex exercises involving the management of large amounts of data and analysis of programmes. In any event, a thorough forensic review of the facts is required, as is an understanding of construction.

Delay analysis should not be a “black art”, at Kenzie we are able to simply explain our approach and the results obtained in a readily understandable to third parties. Thereby increasing your chances of success.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Delay Experts

When looking to make a construction contract claim for an extension of time your claim should explain the events that caused the delay, referring to any relevant evidence. The tribunal or opposing party is unlikely to agree to an extension of time unless the reasons for the delay are clearly presented. It is often better to have the delay narrative prepared and presented by an Expert.

That’s where we can help out.

The analysis should utilise one of the recognised delay analysis methodologies and be cross-referenced with supporting evidence such as plans, correspondence, minutes of meetings and often photos. This is especially important when working on large and complex projects, if you are to avoid “analysis paralysis” and demonstrate critical evidence for critical delays.

We have vast experience of analysing delays on large and small projects and this has taught that not every late start or extended duration can be analysed in minute detail, nor that every single piece of documentation can be reviewed. We always adopt a strategy, wherein the critical delays are ascertained and the most relevant documentation analysed and presented in a pragmatic, clear and coherent way.

Because after all, it’s no point having a great story, if nobody can understand it!

All too often we are faced with highly complex and detailed delay analyses, that only serve to confuse. You need the opposing party, adjudicator or judge to believe your delay expert. You should choose an expert that has the right CV for the type of project in question, as well as the relevant technical knowledge. Avoid just using an expert of the delay analysis software.

A key component to this is choosing the right Expert, who in turn will use the most relevant delay analysis technique. At Kenzie we have experience of all types of delay analyse, but our pragmatic approach has taught us to always choose the one that is relevant to the project and the records that are available.

That’s why we achieve such great results for our clients.

 

 

 

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