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.

chapter Chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction and terminology

chapter Chapter 2|58 pages

The risk of development

chapter Chapter 3|20 pages

Project procurement

chapter Chapter 4|105 pages

Standard form provisions for time and cost

chapter Chapter 5|42 pages

Notices, claims and early warnings

chapter Chapter 6|52 pages

Extensions of time and time at large

chapter Chapter 7|73 pages

Planning and programming

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Presentation and approval of programmes

chapter Chapter 10|28 pages

Project control

chapter Chapter 11|52 pages

Mitigation, recovery and acceleration

chapter Chapter 12|48 pages

Variation and change

chapter Chapter 13|66 pages

Construction records

chapter Chapter 14|64 pages

Cause and effect

chapter Chapter 15|43 pages

Forensic programme analysis

chapter Chapter 16|32 pages

Float and time contingencies

chapter Chapter 18|30 pages

Concurrency, parallelism and pacing

chapter Chapter 19|22 pages

Total time, total loss and global claims

chapter Chapter 20|19 pages


chapter Chapter 21|87 pages


chapter Chapter 22|62 pages

Settlements and dispute resolution

chapter Chapter 23|20 pages

Adjudication in the United Kingdom

chapter Chapter 24|19 pages

Dispute boards