Programmes & Planning
In the case of delays, programmes will become an essential means of demonstrating the effects of the delays on the completion date and hence, the contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time.
- The contractor’s intended programme should be prepared and agreed early in the contract period.
- Those responsible for administering the contract on behalf of the Employer should not insist on an unreasonable level of detail, bearing in mind the timeframe for submission of the programme.
- The programme is supposed to reflect the intentions of the parties at the time of contract and should not include post contract events.
- Updated programmes that record progress to date and predict the completion date should be produced and agreed on a periodic basis.
- If the ‘ownership’ of float is not stipulated in the contract, early agreement between the parties on its allocation is recommended.
The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners has a detailed paper on this subject.
To request a copy, please send an email with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Programmes & Planning” in the subject line.