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

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

Number of page: 208
Author: Roger Gibson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118992180
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Category: 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.

About The Author

Roger Gibson has over fifty years’ experience in construction. Beginning his career in construction contracting companies, primarily in planning roles and project management roles, he gained extensive expert witness and dispute resolution experience in a variety of construction and engineering consultants. He formed Gibson Consulting Limited in 2001, providing planning, programming and dispute resolution services, specializing in evaluating delay and extension of time claims involving concurrent delays, mitigation and disruption. Roger Gibson has been appointed as an expert on time related issues in numerous disputes and has provided both written expert evidence and oral testimony in court and before arbitration tribunals.