Delay, Disruption and Extension of Time

Module Ref: A8

Duration: 1 day


To promote an understanding of the provisions for extensions of time and liquidated damages reviewing the ICE and NEC forms of contract. To review the common causes of delay and disruption, and the difficulties of demonstrating cause and effect.


  • Periods of completion
  • Causes and effect of delay and disruption
  • Failure to complete on time
  • Doctrine of prevention
  • Extensions of time provisions and stay of damages
  • Time and money – two separate issues
  • Legal and contractual basis for recovery

Teaching Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, the delegates will have:

  • An understanding of the ICE and NEC standard terms and conditions relating to extensions of time and liquidated damages
  • Tender and contract programmes
  • An understanding of how delay and disruption occur
  • An understanding of cause and effect and the need to demonstrate the same
  • The ability to produce simple comparison programmes and an understanding of their use in evidence

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