Know what to include in a time extension request and how to make it persuasive.
Time is money. Every project is delayed at one point or another. Time extension requests are the contractor's opportunity to obtain additional time and sometimes additional general condition costs for events that are outside of its control. Often contractors are not equipped to prepare and submit a time extension request that will demonstrate its entitlement to additional time and additional general condition costs.
This material will instruct you how to prepare a persuasive time extension request, and more importantly, what to do and include in that request to get it approved! Not only does a request need to meet the contractual requirements imposed by owners, but it also must be a persuasive case for why the contractor is entitled to recover. The best way to do this is to specifically include the following three elements in the request: entitlement, impact, and costs. If a contractor can adequately show that it is entitled by contract to a time extension, that it was impacted to an extent that a time extension is due, and that it incurred costs caused by the impact, a contractor can often be successful in getting its request approved.
Bill Haydt, Esq.
Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
- Director, Shareholder at Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
- Qualified as an expert in construction scheduling, delay analysis, and damages
- Expertise lies in the areas of construction claims preparation and evaluation, development and review of critical path method (CPM) schedules, delay analysis, training, and dispute resolution
- Certified and award-winning instructor for Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute courses, including Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance, and has provided CPM scheduling services to contractors and owners on a variety of projects, including bridge, highway, educational, and hotel projects
- Presented seminars, webinars, and construction claims-related presentations for private firms and public agencies across the country
- Member of the Pennsylvania Bar
- J.D. degree, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law; B.A. degree in civil engineering and architectural engineering, Drexel University
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 215-814-6400
All of your training, right here at Lorman.
Pay once and get a full year of unlimited training in any format, any time!
- Live Webinars
- OnDemand Webinars
- MP3 Downloads
- Course Manuals
- Audio Recordings*
- Executive Reports
- White Papers and Articles
- Sponsored Live Webinars
Additional benefits include:
- State Specific Credit Tracker
- Members Only Newsletter
- All-Access Pass Course Concierge
* For audio recordings you only pay shipping
Questions? Call 877-296-2169 to speak with a real person.