Delay and disruption claims in construction

Delay and Disruption Claims in Construction is a practical resource that guides professionals through the legal, contractual and technical issues associated with different construction claims.

Delay and disruption claims in construction
Delay and disruption claims in construction

Who wrote this?

The authors, Dr Ali D Haidar and Peter Barnes, have extensive experience in the construction industry with much emphasis on contract management, claims, and dispute avoidance and resolution.


This book was first published in 2011 and its second edition was released in May 2014.


To provide a practical approach to deal with inter-related issues associated with delay and disruption claims in construction.

Who should read this?

This is an essential guide for engineers, lawyers, surveyors, architects, and other professionals working in the construction industry embarking on writing or defending claims. It is also practical guide and a valuable reference tool for students in specialised fields in construction and engineering.


Delay and Disruption Claims in Construction contains detailed case studies representing real life claims and provides analysis and assessment of the claims presented. Covering contract law, breaches of contract, delay and disruption issues and resulting loss and expenses, this book:

  • Provides methodologies for calculating losses and related costs
  • Explains assessment techniques and the approach, or combined approach, appropriate for the circumstances of a particular case
  • Details how facts or points in law should be applied to substantiate claims
  • Illustrates how to understand and present a claim, and how to prove liability
  • Advises how to present and structure different delay and disruption claims in a meaningful way, for the best outcome
  • Evaluates the ability of pertinent contract clauses to minimise delays and avoid litigation
  • Covers real life, in-depth case studies for extension of time, loss and expense and disruption claims

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