Webinar - An Introduction to the Extensions of Time Provisions under JCT D&B Contract

This topic is for all questions raised on our webinar “An introduction to the Extensions of Time Provisions under JCT D&B Contract”. If you haven’t already attended it, you can sign up here

What’s it about?

A recent survey suggests that over 20% of all construction projects are completed late. Sound familiar? Delays can be caused by a multitude of different reasons and the JCT Design and Build contract apportions these contractual risks in a number of different ways.

The aim of this webinar is to walk you through the provisions for an extension of time for Contractors, under the JCT Design and Build Contract. @stevencevans @chriscorr

Have there been any contract developments with covid related delays, supply of materials etc?

Presumably the Employer doesn’t want to tie up the Contractor on providing extensive information - rather than doing the works?

Contract allows 12 weeks to assess delay. SCL advocates assessing at time delay is notified, or as close thereto as practicable. However, that wouldn’t permit the assessment of an EOT to account for any time savings achieved by way of contractor’s mitigation and there is no provision to reduce an earlier EOT either. What are your thoughts on waiting up to the point at which it becomes apparent whether any mitigation has been possible, to confirm an EOT (up to 12 weeks after notification)?

Any authorities as to how long ‘forthwith’ is?