Delay Analysis Intermediate E-Course

Learn how to review and prepare delay analysis submissions with confidence

$645 for 6 months unlimited access

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Take this Practical Course. Get the Skills You Need to Settle Time-Related Disputes.

What you will learn

  • Understand the key learning outcomes for the course.
  • Discover why delay analysis is such a specialist area within the construction industry.
  • Learn why delay analysis exists and situations where the Contractor/Employer may need to perform a delay analysis.
  • Understand the typical challenges you will come up against when performing a delay analysis.
  • The purpose of project planning and the fundamentals that make up a programme, including tasks, durations, sequencing and logic.
  • Understand the difference between planning and programmes and the different techniques available for conveying the plan.
  • Learn how a programme is updated and the fundamental issues of Float, the Critical Path and Milestones.
  • We introduce the concept of the planning lifecycle and the importance of a reliable baseline programme.
  • Learn how to establish baseline integrity through examples of good and bad practice.
  • Understand the concept of validation and how to validate the baseline programme to ensure a reliable delay analysis.

ASSIGNMENT: you will be asked to review a baseline programme that follows bad practice. You’ll be asked to identify the baseline faults in this programme and how they could be rectified. You’ll then be asked to consider a ‘good’ baseline programme and identify the good practices adopted in the programme. Finally, you’ll be asked to consider how the different elements of the programme will help in a delay analysis submission.

  • Learn the principle of liability and contractual entitlement for an extension of time claim.
  • Understand the role of liquidated damages under civil code and common law jurisdictions.
  • Extension of time principles are illustrated under FIDIC, JCT and NEC forms of contract.
  • Understand the relationship to recovery of compensation.
  • Learn about the Society of Construction Law’s Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd Edition (2017).
  • Understand the protocol’s position with respect to ‘Contemporaneous Analysis’ and ‘Time Distant Analysis’ (retrospective).
  • We also review the protocol’s stance on selecting an appropriate method and the difference between ‘Cause & Effect’ and ‘Effect & Cause’ methods.
  • Understand how criticality and delay is determined under the protocol.
  • Understand the differences between a prospective and retrospective delay analysis.
  • We review the two prospective methods of ‘Impacted As Planned’ and ‘Time Impact Analysis’. We explain how each works as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

ASSIGNMENT: you will be asked to impact a delay event under two forms of prospective analysis: an ‘Impacted as Planned’ method and a ‘Time Impact Analysis’ method.

  • Recap the differences between a prospective and retrospective delay analysis.
  • Learn about the four retrospective methods of ‘As Planned v As Built’, ‘Longest Path’, ‘Time Slice Windows’ and ‘Collapsed As Built’ and the advantages and disadvantages of using each method.
  • We review the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol with respect to concurrency and examine the two approaches for assessing concurrency: orthodox and ‘First in Time’.
  • Understand the burden of proof, evidence sources, triangulation of data, as-built validation and recording of evidence. These are critical components to meet the evidential requirements to prove a causal link between a delay event and its effect.
  • Understand the link between time and money.
  • We examine the main heads of claim and illustrate through an example, how loss and expense (prolongation) is assessed against periods of critical delay.

What you will get

  • 10 in-depth modules
  • 3 practical assignments
  • Case studies using real projects
  • 4 hours of video tutorials delivered across 21 bite-sized videos
  • 10 CPD hours
  • Detailed assignment answers provided
  • Personal tutor support
  • Totally flexible learning
  • Certificate of Achievement

Need the Skills to Review and Prepare Delay Analyses?

We can help. We understand the challenges you face on projects – we’ve been there ourselves. Through practical content and assignments, we will teach you how to prepare successful delay analysis reports, so you can focus on project progress.

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Become one of the few professionals who can successfully tackle this challenging area of the dispute field.

This e-course offers a full understanding of construction delay analysis.

You’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement and 10 valuable CPD hours. Armed with these achievements and your enhanced knowledge, you will be a vital asset to any construction claims management team.

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Common Questions

We should start this answer by saying that Claims Class has become a well recognised, respected and trusted training provider. When you enrol on a Claims Class course you can be assured that you are going to get: great content; useful and engaging assignments; tangible and applicable learning outcomes; and a smooth administrative process.

If you’re someone who needs to know how to prepare or review delay analysis reports, then this course is for you. You will graduate this course with a solid understanding of delay analysis and will be immediately able to apply what you have learnt to the next claim you work on with confidence and clarity.

The course includes 3 practical assignments (please reference the ‘what you will learn’ section above for a detailed breakdown of the modules and assignments). Once you have completed your assignments, you will upload them to your tutor via the student website. Your tutor will comment on and grade your work and issue your module grade to you via email. At the end of the course, you should have achieved an average grade of 55% to pass.

The course is presented by two delay experts, Paul Gibbons and Anthony Hayes. As well as working as  respected consultants within the field, Paul and Anthony are passionate about delay analysis and bring their combined 36 years’ experience to the course.

The course does not require any specialist planning software. The course focuses on the principles of delay analysis, not specific operation of the software tools.

Whilst the course is intended to be flexible to accommodate busy professionals, we also realise that life can often get in the way of study.

To strike a balance between flexibility and incentive to get the course done, we therefore give you 6-months to complete the course.

Registration is easy. Just go to the course page on the student website and follow the instructions. Registration is online and payment is via all major credit cards. As soon as you have registered, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the information you need to get started.

The Delay Analysis Intermediate E-Course is an in-depth look at delay analysis. We cover all the key topics needed to successully review and prepare delay analysis reports. The course includes 3 practical assignments.

In comparison, the Delay Analysis Basic E-Course is an introduction to the topic. We cover the basics of delay analysis, but don’t cover the detail required to perform a delay analysis.

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What our students have to say

The course exceeded my expectations! It has helped me to sharpen my tools and has provided me with a greater understanding of the full scope of construction claims.”

Anthony Chamberlain from UK

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