NZS 3910 Delay Disruption & Extension of Time

This one day workshop has been developed from training workshops run by the facilitator mostly for contractors, and summarises more advanced and recent ddeas which are vital knowledge for engineers and contractors running 3910 and similar contracts, and for both preparing and responding to such claims. The workshop analyses the various entitlements contractors may have for additional time and/or money, such as delays resulting from design changes, interference with progress by others, adverse weather, the need to cooperate with separate contractors, and various other entitlements to variations or extensions of time.

Contractors need to know how best to present and justify such claims.  Engineer administering such a contract will need to respond with objective assessment of what additional time or money entitlements should be certified. Some myths about such assessments are exposed during the workshop, as well as possible ways to make best use of tools like the contractor’s programmes, to assess entitlements, the relevance or otherwise of critical paths, which party owns the float, and techniques for the analysis of concurrent delays. More sophisticated tools that could be used (such as prospective or as-built programme analysis) are explained, along with lessons learned from recent court litigation on the topic.

Participants will benefit from

  • learning more formal processes for such claims and their responses, learning more formal processes for such claims and their responses,
  • reviewing lessons learned from recent disputes and litigation,
  • hearing how to improve the chance of success for contractors claims,
  • how to justify appropriate responses to claims by contract administrators,
  • how to use or to abuse tods like Ms-Project, Primavera,
  • being aware of some of the advice given in recent industry conferences on this important topic,
  • learning about ideas to be found in the recent revision of the Society of Construction Law’s “Delay and Disruption Protocol”,
  • knowing how this relates to NZS 3910, FIDIC, NEC3 and other standard contracts that find use on New Zealand projects.