Expert Evidence articles

About a decade ago, the University of Melbourne conducted a comprehensive study aimed at identifying the most common types of contracts used in Australian construction projects. From my review of
Impacted As-Planned analysis involves slotting a known delay event into the contractor's original schedule, known as the baseline. This baseline reflects the
In the retrospective longest path analysis approach, the focus lies on determining the critical path as it actually unfolded during the project, distinct from the contemporaneous or actual critical path
The retrospective technique is known as the collapsed as-built delay analysis methodology is utilised to assess the impact of delays or changes on project completion dates. This approach
A contractor must complete the works under a construction contract by the date for practical completion. However, in contracts where acceleration is addressed,
Hot tubbing is a term used when experts testify to provide evidence concurrently during the trial. The normal process is as follows:

Understanding the nuances between “delay damages” and “delay costs” is crucial for any delay expert. Delay damages are financial compensations awarded for the loss incurred due to delays that extend

When a construction project faces delay(s), it can lead to significant financial and operational setbacks. However, with proactive management and strategic planning, it is possible to minimise further delays and

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) is a tribunal that hears and determines a wide range of disputes across New South Wales, Australia. These disputes can range

The construction industry plays a vital role in the progress and development of our society, as well as the infrastructure that supports our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, however, the construction projects

The Australian construction industry is the backbone of the Australian economy. Without it, the infrastructure we all use as part of our personal and working lives would not exist. The

In this blog, we cover 6 common terms used in describing and discussing the effects of unforeseen events. Often, individuals define these terms based on their own experience, which can