Schedule Delay Analysis - Choosing a Method & Why do They Deliver Different Results

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Mar 16, 2023 /
Course Code: 0307-WEB23

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Why You Should Attend: Attend this 90-minute webinar to get answers to pressing questions, such as:

  • What is a forensic schedule analysis?
  • What types of schedule delay analysis exist and how do they differ?
  • How do you choose a schedule delay analysis method?
  • What factors and issues should be addressed before committing to a potentially lengthy and expensive process?
  • Is the choice of delay analysis methods irrevocable once made?
  • What is the risk of trying to change methods in mid-stream?
  • Why do different delay analysis methods yield different results?

There have always been debates and arguments over which schedule delay analysis method is “the best method” to be used. Hundreds of articles have been published going back to the late 1960’s. Which method is best is still a wide open issue among schedulers, claim consultants, construction managers, contractors and attorneys. The level of debate has increased in recent years since AACE International published their Recommended Practice - Forensic Schedule Analysis (RP25R-030. 

What has not been widely discussed or written about is what factors should go into the decision making process when choosing a delay analysis method for a particular project or a specific claim. Also, not often discussed is why do different methods yield different results despite using the same project records and documents.

Learning Benefits
All too many in the construction industry practitioners contend that schedule delay analysis is subject to entirely too much judgement on the part of the delay analyst. Many consider delay analysis unreliable and inaccurate. The purpose of this webinar is to set forth what delay analysts and construction attorneys need to consider when selecting a forensic scheduling methodology and why these factors are so important to the initial choice of method. 

Additionally, the webinar will clearly explain why different methods, relying on the same project records, can end up with different conclusions. 

This results not from excessive judgement on the part of the analyst, but rather on the way the various forensic schedule methods operate. The presenters will provide answers and insights concerning these issues and highlight the 11 factors a forensic scheduler should consider when making a choice.

Who Should Attend:

  • Project owners and their representatives
  • Construction and Program managers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Design professionals
  • Attorneys

Special Features & Requirements 

Additional Comments: 
This webinar is unique in that it addresses the common methods of schedule delay analysis, including their strengths and weaknesses. The webinar discusses factors to be considered when selecting a method and the risk of trying to change delay analysis methodologies during the life of the dispute. Finally, the webinar explains why different delay analysis methods end up producing different results despite being based on the same project records and documents.

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Jim Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™.

The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc.

He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Fee & Credits

$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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