Once mobilisation of the project is underway things may go according to plan for a short while as all involved are out to make a good impression.
Alas as the project progresses the juggling of planned activities to remain on the schedule gets intense as key milestones near with additional works and variations entering the fray.
HPC want to avoid disputes by being proactive in monitoring progress every step of the way. Lack of communication is often felt on the bottom line. Missing key milestones accrues new expenses. And those delays become costlier, the longer it takes to address them. According to reliable sources contentious claims can average out at £2m.
If HPC is involved at an early stage of the project, disputes can be avoided, as we take a proactive role every step of the way to flag up Early Warnings so that costly delays are compensable or timely action is brought into play, thus avoiding unnecessary friction.
If HPC’s recommended procedures are not in place it will lead to bad communication, which goes hand in hand with the lack of good record-keeping and will inevitably lead to friction and dispute.
Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis after the completion of a project is part of our expert service by supporting the legal team with robust analysis and expert reports.
HPC has consistently maintained that the terms of the ‘contract’ will not settle a dispute alone.
Without thorough Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis and by applying good communicative skills the correct judgement in achieving a settlement cannot be reached.
HPC’S in-depth understanding of dispute resolution together with our excellent communicative skills has resulted in a high level of success in resolving what may be termed as implacable cases.
HPC has successfully evaluated ‘Extension of Time’ delays on many varied contracts over many years (see case studies).
Methods for applying Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis
HPC Forensic schedule delay analysis involves the investigation of tasks and activities by using CPM scheduling precedent network methods to model the real project situation.
Time has always been the most important component of all the projects investigated by HPC.
The most successful by the far method has been ‘as-planned vs as-built windows analysis.
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