Delay Analysis

Delay Analysis

Effectively minimising construction delays.

To keep your projects running smoothly, we focus on cutting construction delays. Our planning delay analysis in project management and construction helps you figure out what’s causing these delays, who’s responsible for them, and whether you can give more time when necessary. By doing this, you can better manage your projects, save time, and use your resources wisely.

Our process. 

Our trusted clients are at the forefront of our processes. Our expert team analyses the critical path, monitors progress, and identifies and addresses any delays. We then deliver comprehensive reports to ensure your project aligns with your expectations.

Steps involved.

Planning delay analysis is a methodology used in project management and construction to assess the causes and impacts of delays in project schedules. It involves the systematic examination of events and factors that contribute to project delays, aiming to identify the responsible parties and evaluate the resulting time extensions.

Initially, a project baseline schedule is established, which serves as a reference point for comparing actual progress against planned activities.

There are different methods available for analysing delays, and the selection depends on the project’s contractual requirements, available data, and the complexity of the delay situation.

The next step involves identifying the events or circumstances that have caused delays in the project schedule. These delays can be attributed to various factors, such as design changes, weather conditions, resource constraints, contractor issues, or unforeseen circumstances.

CPM is a widely used technique that identifies the critical path, which represents the longest sequence of activities determining the project’s overall duration. It helps determine the impact of delays on the critical path and subsequent activities.

This method involves comparing the originally planned schedule with the actual progress of the project. It helps identify deviations from the original plan and assess the impact of delays on project completion.

IAP assesses the impact of delays by incorporating the delay events into the baseline schedule and measuring the effects on project completion.

TIA evaluates the effect of individual delays or events on the project schedule. It involves analyzing the activities directly affected by delays and determining the resulting time extensions.

Accurate data collection is essential for conducting an effective delay analysis. This includes gathering project documentation, such as schedules, progress reports, change orders, correspondence, and any other relevant records that can provide insights into the causes and effects of delays.

Once the analysis is complete, the identified delays are quantified in terms of their impact on the project schedule. This involves determining the duration of the delays, assessing their effect on critical activities, and calculating the resulting time extensions.

The findings of the delay analysis are typically documented in a comprehensive report. This report includes a detailed description of the delays, their causes, the responsible parties, and the resulting time extensions. It serves as a reference for potential claims, dispute resolutions, or project management decision-making.

In delay analysis, determining responsibility is crucial. It involves assessing the contribution of different parties, such as the owner, contractor, subcontractors, or external factors, to the identified delays. This assessment is based on contractual obligations, project records, and any other relevant information.

How do we deliver?

Our delivery process is designed to maintain your project’s schedule integrity. We identify delays, use the Critical Path Method (CPM) for efficient planning, analyse as-planned versus as-built progress, conduct Time Impact Analysis (TIA) for timely adjustments, quantify delays, and ensure accountability. Our focus on detailed reporting and documentation empowers you to stay informed and maintain control over your project’s success.