Re-Sequencing/Speeding up to minimise delay

In a situation where the Contractor is in delay as a result of his own performance and the Employer subsequently causes a delay which extends the completion to the same date, my understanding is this then becomes a concurrent delay. The result of this is that the Contractor is entitled to an EoT, but unlikely to be able to claim L&E (particularly for time related items) on the basis that they have incurred no additional costs because they couldn’t have completed earlier anyway.

However, can the Contractor argue that if it wasn’t for the Employer’s delay he could have re-sequenced or added resources so that he could have finished earlier, and therefore still claim time related L&E for the period between when he actually finished (taking into account the Employer Delay) and when he thinks he could have finished (if he was only subject to his own delay and could have minimised the impact)?

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