Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

28 Mar 2017 | Seminars/Events

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

Seminar

 

Auckland: 27 April 2017   Christchurch: 4 May, 2017   Brisbane: 5 May, 2017

 

The Industry is overstretched, Consultants and the Building Consent Authorities are over-loaded and disputes are on the increase. Despite numerous advances in the law and technology, delay, disruption, contractual and legal issues remain the biggest cause of costly disputes in construction. Raine Selles and Steven Evans will take you through the necessary steps when confronted with delay and disruption on a construction project in order that costly disputes can be avoided.

PROGRAMME

Morning Session

Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time. This briefing looks at the rights and remedies of the parties in relation to the causes of delay and disruption including a review of the contractual rights of the parties and the linking (and uncoupling) of the different rights and obligations including :

  • Extension of Time clauses under NZS3910, NZS3915, NZIA, AS2124, AS4000 and other standard forms of Contract
  • Condition Precedent Clauses in Construction Contracts
  • Challenging Liquidated Damages
  • Critical and Non-Critical Delay
  • The law on concurrent delay
  • Challenging the Engineer’s Decision
  • The requirement for Notices
  • The Importance of Records

Afternoon Session

Delay and Disruption. This briefing will guide you through the steps of making a claim, the importance of having an up-to-date programme, and a number of fundamental issues which need to be addressed including:

  • Concurrent Delay – what happens to time and money
  • Time Impact Analysis v Retrospective Delay Analysis
  • Working Day Rate v Actual Cost
  • How to measure disruption – the various theories including “measured mile”, loss of productivity values etc
  • What is prelim thickening? How to present the claim
  • Types of claim, how to present and delay and disruption claim
  • The Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol

THIS SEMINAR IS SUITABLE FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING SECTORS, INCLUDING CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS.

For more information, including how to book, please download the registration form here or contact us using the box below.

Contact Us

New Zealand Office

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Phone: +64 (0)9 363 3749
Email: raine.selles@cmcasiapacific.com
Address:
 Level 26, PWC Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Australia Office

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Phone: +61 (0)7 3053 5012
Email: steven.evans@cmcasiapacific.com
Address: Level 22, 127 Creek Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia