Category Archives: construction claims

Get Rid of No Damage for Delay Clauses and ad hoc Riders

No Damage for Delay clauses are a pre-emptive, cut-throat business, -No Damage for Delay clauses never originate from a contractor. Besides; what kind of response do stakeholders expect from contractors they squeeze? No Damage for Delay clauses are notorious in the construction industry, where – owing to the rate of failure...
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Disruption Non-Claims: Losing Stakes for the Construction Industry

Delay:  Master of Schedule Disruption Claims According to the US Census, the 2016 US construction was estimated at USD$1.16T. If we also estimate that on average 30% of these projects finished on time, and 70% late by most measures, then we can estimate that USD$815.1B of that work was subject...
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Contractors Who Blow-off CPM Schedule Updates Only Hurt Themselves

CPM schedule updates: contractors avoid at their own peril There are always a few ‘economy’ accounts I have on my book. ‘Economy accounts’ belong to contractors who want to skimp and save on scheduling services by planning for only what they feel they can get away with. The minimum service...
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CPM Cost Loading Requires Inside Knowledge

CPM Cost Loading: still double-entry accounting Like construction project management, CPM Cost Loading is a science in which the best practitioners have administrative, as well as practical and theoretical skills specific to the industry in which they work. This condition generates some interesting perceptions, all of which point to a...
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Megaproject CPM Scheduling Strategies: Avoiding Too Big to Fail

Megaprojects still muddle along as teraprojects threaten to eclipse even their excesses The notion “too big to fail” is a phrase generally reserved for entities undertaking large-scale/high-risk enterprises, such as the FDIC scandal of 1984, and the Lehman Brothers Ponzi scheme of 2007 that triggered a global financial crisis. Some...
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