Extension of time EOT in construction contracts Construction contracts typically allow for the extension of the construction period if there is a delay that is not the contractor’s fault. This is known as a time extension (EOT).
When it becomes reasonably clear that there is, or is likely to be, a delay that could warrant an extension of time, the contractor provides written notice to the contract administrator, identifying the relevant event that has caused the delay.
EOT Claim Requirements
- Demonstrated Contractual Entitlement: Many claims fail for the simple reason that the events described do not give rise to a contractual right to an EOT.
- Detailed Records: The quality of a claim is determined by the accuracy and detail of the project records (updates, progress reports, notices, etc.).
- Clearly Documented Delay Events: What happened, why it happened, and when it happened – all documented.
- Choose an appropriate Delay Analysis Method: Only use recognized methods of analysis, or as required by the Contract. The nature of the claim, the time and cost available to prepare it, and the extent of the Contractor’s own delays will all influence the methodology chosen.
- Develop Strong Fragnets: Planner speak for new entries into a programme that represent delay events. A task for those who know what they’re doing and can create the extra time you’re claiming.
- Choose the Correct Programme to Impact: Is it an approved baseline, an unapproved baseline, a recovery programme, or a revised programme? Many claims fail because the claimant has an impact on the incorrect programme.
- Address Issues of Culpability, Compensability and Concurrency: Understand and address the impact of these factors on your entitlement. Don’t avoid these issues because doing so will result in a failed claim.
- Tell the Story: There’s a beginning, a middle, and an end! A delay claim must ultimately be a compelling storey that persuades colleagues.
- Avoid Over Complication: All too often, too many consultants overcomplicate the entire process. The simplest solution is the best.
- Use an Experienced Analyst: Don’t bet your team’s ability to deliver items 1 through 9 above. Employ or appoint someone with a proven track record of obtaining EOTs. This decision has the potential to make or save you a large amount of money.
Features of Our EOT Claim Requirements
- This PDF file contains the consultant requirement for EOT Claim.
- If you are working with a contractor, this PDF file will help you before submitting EOT Claim to the consultant.
- If you are working as a consultant, you can use this PDF file to tell the contractor your requirement for EOT claim.