A contractor is disrupted for approx. two weeks during the first quarter of a project, but still ahead schedule. This results in direct field labour working inefficiently for the two week period. The client also agrees to compensate for the direct field labor for working inefficiently during the period that has already come into effect.
However, this event of disruption creates an assumption that the two week delay, automatically results in a two week extension of time, which seems impractical if the contractor is ahead of schedule. The contractor is asked to provided a quotation for the extended period, which only forecasted at the time of the disruption event.
In terms of NEC ECC can the above seen that one event caused two compensation events. Or is it one compensation event ? What if the compensation event is agreed but the extension of time has not yet come into effect. Does the client still compensate the contractor for the DFL and preliminary and general costs under one compensation event? What is the correct way to deal with such an event?