CPM Schedule Delay Analysis
CPM Schedule Delay Analysis
SOCOTEC’s experienced professionals use proven and accepted industry techniques to identify and analyze project delays. Many of our consultants are recognized as experts in the areas of Critical Path Method scheduling and schedule delay analysis by arbitration panels, dispute resolution boards, and state and federal courts.
When providing CPM delay analysis for contractors, SOCOTEC prepares TIA fragnets and performs construction delay analysis in accordance with contractual requirements, industry standards, and court-appointed methodologies. Our team utilizes CPM schedules and other project records to demonstrate delays to a project and the effect of those delays to the project’s critical path.
When working for owners, we analyze the quality of contractors’ CPM schedules in terms of the mechanics and proper construction of the CPM schedule logic. We also evaluate contractors’ schedules in terms of their use as a management tool and evaluate actual performance. When contractors submit delay claims, SOCOTEC evaluates the merit and quantification of the claim and assists owners in determining a valid and reasoned response.
- As-Planned versus As-Built Critical Path Comparison
- Identification of the As-Built Critical Path
- Identification of the Contemporaneous Critical Path
- Time Impact Analysis
- “Windows” Analysis
In addition to our knowledge and expertise, we use proprietary analysis software and systems, as well as standard industry software, in the preparation of CPM schedules and analysis of schedule delay claims. These standard programs include:
- Claim Digger®
- MS Project®
By understanding the technical scheduling mechanics required for the proper use of these analytical methods, we know the conditions under which these methods provide reasonable and acceptable results. We also know how these methods can be used incorrectly and can identify unsupportable results. We regularly assess schedule impacts caused by:
- Contract Termination for Cause/Default
- Contract Termination for Convenience
- Stand-by or Idle Time
- Work Suspension
Delay Causation Analysis
Delay Causation Analysis is the critical link between project issues and the resultant delay impact and must be evaluated to support delays and determine the responsible party for those delays. In the unfortunate event an engineer or construction delay claim does occur, SOCOTEC is equipped to provide ongoing support in assessing or validating a party’s entitlement and quantification of damages. By analyzing the contract documents and the parties’ performance throughout the project duration, we are able to identify causes of impact, the effect of those causes on a project, and the associated quantification of damages.