Defending an Extension of Time

Defending an Extension of Time

In a matter, I was acting as delay expert for a homeowner. The claim was against the contractor. They were appointed to build a new home for the homeowner. I provided evidence that the contractor should not be entitled to an extension of time. The reason being that...
Material Shortages

Material Shortages

As you may have seen in the media recently or indeed have experienced first-hand, there have been unprecedented material shortages in many areas. There are many reasons for this. As described in the webinar it is a ‘perfect storm’. It seems everything that is going on...
Whose Float Is It Anyway?

Whose Float Is It Anyway?

Float ownership  The issue of who owns the float in the construction program has been the subject of significant debate. At least three conflicting viewpoints hold sway. These are that: It belongs to the contractor.The float belongs to the employer.It belongs to...
Practical Completion, Possession and Delay

Practical Completion, Possession and Delay

 When did practical completion of the works take place? Practical completion of the works is a defining moment on most contraction contracts. Retention becomes due for release and liability for damages passes to the employer. Of course, any obligation on the...