Modified isolated delay type technique

Sasan Golanaraghi, Sabah Alkass

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Construction projects are complex, from their design to the execution phase. Delivering a project on time is unpredictable due to the inherent uncertainty. Delays are normally considered to be an inseparable part of construction projects. Delays often lead to claims for costs incurred. Assessing construction claims caused by delays is complicated, as are the proceedings for achieving claim resolution. Loss of anticipated revenue, opportunity cost, increased overhead, cost escalation and liquidated damages are some of the main reasons for delay claims from key project stakeholders. A sound request for a delay claim must be supported by a reliable delay analysis technique. This paper discusses a new technique that is capable of evaluating concurrent delays. The technique is windows-based; therefore, it can trace all of the changes in the critical path(s). Apportionment of delay accountability may result in a false outcome if the effect of concurrent delays and changes in the critical path is overlooked. The procedures of this proposed technique are explained. The technique was tested against a hypothetical case and compared to existing delay analysis techniques with satisfactory results. The proposed technique allocates delays among the different project parties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2012
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress
Pages90-99
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World - West Lafayette, IN, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 23 2012

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette, IN
Period5/21/125/23/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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