Accession Number:

ADA272022

Title:

A Guide to Resolving Disputes Over Contractor Delay Entitlements.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents criteria to resolve disputes over contractor entitlement for delay damages with a detailed examination of the enforceability of the no-damage-for-delay clause. Appellate case law identifies the rules applied by the courts in these disputes. These rules of application were organized into a flowchart format to give contract administrators and other construction professionals an understanding of how the no-damage-for-delay clause has been interpreted. The intent is for contract administrators to resolve their disputes without going to court. The thesis also states the rules of application for resolving disputes over site access delays prior to commencing construction. Finally, the thesis explains the significance of the time-is-of-the-essence clause, as it relates to delay disputes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE