A Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction and Engineering Projects

Author: Roger Gibson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118992180
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Law

Disruption of a construction project is of key concern to the contractor as any delay to the project will involve the contractor in financial loss, unless those losses can be recovered from the employer. It is, however, acknowledged that disruption claims in construction are difficult to prove, usually the result of poor or inaccurate project records, but the cost of lost productivity or reduced efficiency to the contractor under these circumstances is very real. Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction & Engineering Projects is clearly written to explain the key causes of disruption and productivity loss. Disruption claims rest on proof of causation, so it discusses the project records that are necessary to demonstrate the causes of disruption, lost productivity and reduced efficiency in detail. Quantification of a disruption claim in terms of delay to activities and the associated costs are also fully discussed. With many worked examples throughout the text, this will be an essential book for anyone either preparing or assessing a disruption and loss of productivity claims, including architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

Author: Andrew Burr
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317377726
Release Date: 2016-02-05
Genre: Law

Delay and disruption in the course of construction impacts upon building projects of any scale. Now in its 5th edition Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup [2007] EWHC 918 (TCC) at [122] to [135] per the late His Honour Judge Toulmin CMG QC. Whilst covering the manner in which delay and disruption should be considered at each stage of a construction project, from inception to completion and beyond, this book includes: An international team of specialist advisory editors, namely Francis Barber (insurance), Steve Briggs (time), Wolfgang Breyer (civil law), Joe Castellano (North America), David-John Gibbs (BIM), Wendy MacLaughlin (Pacific Rim), Chris Miers (dispute boards), Rob Palles-Clark (money), and Keith Pickavance Comparative analysis of the law in this field in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and in civil law jurisdictions Commentary upon, and comparison of, standard forms from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere, including two major new forms New chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling New appendices on the SCL Protocol (Julian Bailey) and the choice of delay analysis methodologies (Nuhu Braimah) Updated case law (to December 2014), linked directly to the principles explained in the text, with over 100 helpful "Illustrations" Bespoke diagrams, which are available for digital download and aid explanation of multi-faceted issues This book addresses delay and disruption in a manner which is practical, useful and academically rigorous. As such, it remains an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.

Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims

Author: Hamish Lal
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727731653
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims is a practical text that seeks to challenge current construction industry cost and time estimating methods, demystify the measurement of site labour/resource productivity and put forward a rational and sufficiently accurate method of quantifying the effects of disruption in terms of both cost and time. Through the use of the solutions on four very different demonstration construction projects, Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims provides worked examples and tangible evidence of how the solution is designed to operate in practice.

Construction Law Handbook

Author: Thomas Telford Limited
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727734857
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Construction contracts

A legal reference on construction law that offers guidance for professionals and addresses the important construction law issues.

Avoiding resolving construction claims

Author: Barry B. Bramble
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
ISBN: UOM:39015019554818
Release Date: 1990-09
Genre: House & Home

Starting with this catalog, Means offers a select group of references at special prices. These books provide essential information for contractors, design professional, and facilities managers and bring you the expertise of leading authorities. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your reference collection.Demonstrates how to: resolve disputes-- head off claim problems-- manage the claims process, if a claim is inevitable. Includes strategies for evaluating and preparing claims, defending against them, recovering losses, and protecting profits.

Construction Contract Claims

Author: R.W. Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230344426
Release Date: 2011-11-08
Genre: Law

Aimed at construction professionals, contractors and undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book confronts all of the difficult problems that arise in claims situations in the UK and internationally. Extensive reference to UK and international case law and a systematic approach to various types of claims, assisted by helpful and explanatory diagrams, make this book second to none as a 'trouble-shooting' guide to the presentation of, and response to, the negotiation and settlement of claims. This new edition considers in equal measure the latest editions of both NEC3 and JCT contracts and provides worked examples of claims under each. It also includes the latest revisions to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Scheme for Construction Contracts, which together make significant changes to payment and adjudication in the construction industry. Other key features: • A practical approach to solving contract claims including essential sections on claims presentation, delay analysis and non-productivity calculations • An emphasis on dealing with factual evidence • Helpful spreadsheet examples • Up-to-date coverage of developments in competition law in relation to the public procurement regulations, and the impact of these requirements at tender stage • A book that will save professionals and contractors time and money, and prepare students for the reality of the construction industry

Ecologically Sound Integrated Regional Energy Planning

Author: T. V. Ramachandra
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015057646898
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The main objective of this book is to develop an Ecologically Sound Integrated Energy Plan at district level to arrive at an optimal mix of energy sources that can meet the energy demand in a region by keeping in view the development priorities of the region. The book presents a conceptual design for energy systems which could meet demand of all sectors in a region. The proposed design in principle, supplies enough energy for the sustainable development of a region. The plan proposed is based on the Decision Support System approach (DSS) and is flexible, adaptable and ecologically sound. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Potential Assessment of Wind Energy in Uttara Kannada District; Bioenergy Potential and Prospects; Hydro Energy Potential and Prospects; An Ecologically Friendly Optimal Design of Hydroelectric Projects; Solar Energy Potential and Prospects; Energy Consumption Patterns in the Domestic Sector; Energetics in Paddy Cultivation; Energy Utilisation in Industrial Sector; Integrated Regional Energy Planning; Summary.


Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: UOM:39015002104845
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Excavation