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Examining the viability of windows impact/update method for delay analysis in construction disputes

conference contribution
posted on 2018-08-16, 00:00 authored by Samer SkaikSamer Skaik, K Nair
Nowadays, construction delay disputes often end up on the arbitration route where the delay experts appointed by the parties advise the tribunal on the extension of times entitlements of the parties. For this purpose, the identification and quantification of concurrent and pacing delays are integral aspects of resolving these disputes using a proper delay analysis methodology. The aim of the study is therefore, threefold. Firstly, the available literature on the concurrent and pacing delays are analyzed in detail to establish the principles for the evaluation of the concurrency and pacing delays. Secondly, a robust delay analysis methodology called ‘windows impact/update method’ is explained often used by the experts for the effective quantification of concurrent and pacing delays. This methodology is an improved version of time impact analysis and normal windows analysis. For better demonstration, the explanation of the methodology is facilitated with the help of a typical case study analysis. Finally, the principles of concurrency and pacing, as explained in the literature review, are promptly applied to the case study results to show the applicability of the analysis method on any types of delay disputes. The study shows the effectiveness of the windows impact/update method for the quantification of the concurrent and pacing delays.


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CIB 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World

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Dambulla , Sri Lanka



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Dambulla , Sri Lanka

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  • Yes

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  • No

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Deakin University

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  • Yes

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Construction in a Changing World (2014)