Notification of Delay

A contractor should and is often required by contract to submit a Notification of Delay upon the realization of any delaying event that may affect the date of completion or milestones of the construction project. It is often stated in the contract that the notification should be submitted within a maximum of 28 days upon the occurrence if the delaying event.

Failure to provide adequate notification may impede the contactor’s ability to obtain extension of time and it is not uncommon for employer representatives to demand strict compliance to the contract provisions regarding notifications.

The contract often provides a list of relevant events which the contractor may be granted an extension of time against. The contract often requires the contractor to reference with the notification, which relevant event is applicable and provide a preliminary delay analysis and effect of the delay.

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