Delay, Disruption and Acceleration

It is unfortunate that projects suffer delivery problems and can fall behind schedule. When they do, our experts have provided expert witness advice on the causes of delay and disruption, and mitigation steps such as acceleration and resequencing, as well as the associated quantum, on projects ranging from large power stations to high end retail developments.



Delay, Disruption and Acceleration examples

  • High-tech Data Centre

    Integrated expert team determines critical delays on high-tech data centre.

    Integrated programming, delay and IT expert services for an adjudication arising on a US$105m data centre in a European city to support 22MW of critical IT load. The 11,000m2 facility includes 5,200m2 of Tier III technical data centre space split into six self-contained data halls, each with dedicated power and cooling systems. Determined methodology for analysing causes of critical delay, appropriate baseline programme for measuring critical delay, and determined critical path for each project phase.

  • Central Asian Skyscraper Complex

    Baseline programme investigated for Central Asian skyscraper complex.

    Instructed to provide delay and quantum expert opinion for an ICC arbitration case relating to a prestigious, US$1.3bn mixed-use skyscraper complex in the heart of a capital city in Central Asia. The proposed architectural landmark comprises a residential tower, a commercial tower with retail and entertainment facilities, and a 7-star hotel located offshore on a man-made island. Investigated baseline programme and ascertained reasons for construction delays and why works were not further progressed at date of termination.

  • Major Oil Field Redevelopment

    Review of delay methodology for major oil field redevelopment project.

    Performed initial review and produced report on opposing party’s delay analysis methodology for a major oil field redevelopment in the Middle East. Project involved initial production facilities to process crude oil, associated gas and water from wells on three different sites, contributing to increased oil production. Following review, identified flaws and inconsistencies within the opposing delay analysis report and provided comments on our Client’s internal analysis of the same issues. 

  • University Campus and Student Residence

    MEP works at state-of-the-art university campus and student residence.

    Performed expert delay analysis on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) subcontract works at a US$1bn, 16-hectare university campus and student residence in the Middle East. A major academic, research and creative centre, the 1,350-student campus comprises state-of-the-art classrooms, library, IT facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, student residences, and athletic and performance facilities. Key issues considered included Issued for Construction (IFC) and shop drawings, labour resources, load demand notification and MEP coordination.