Empirical evidence of extension of time in construction projects

Shabbar, Haroon and Ullah, Fahim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6221-1175 and Ayub, Bilal and Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin and Gabriel, Hamza Farooq (2017) Empirical evidence of extension of time in construction projects. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 9 (3):04517008. ISSN 1943-4162


Almost all construction projects face delays resulting in extension of time (EOT) or liquidated damages, depending upon which of the two parties absorbs the responsibility as per terms of the contract. A number of factors influence the realistic assessment of EOT claims, along with the level of awareness and technical support. The construction industry of Pakistan, which operates in a rather traditional and outdated style, has never been assessed on such critical contract management aspects. It has resulted into various disputes, court cases, and bad blood between stakeholders. To help facilitate the local practitioners, this study analyzed 29 EOT-influencing factors. Prevalent practices in the construction industry also were investigated. On the basis of an extensive survey, it was found that delayed payment to the contractor was the primary cause of EOT claims. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations are proposed to resolve EOT issues, float ownership, and prolongation cost.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 05:17
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2022 05:26
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000217
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42613

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