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Title: EXTENSION OF TIME IN SINGAPORE �S CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Authors: LE TRINH TAT DAT
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Chan Chuen Fye Philip
2011/2012 PFM
Extension of time
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2012
Citation: LE TRINH TAT DAT (2012-06-26). EXTENSION OF TIME IN SINGAPORE �S CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: As delays occur commonly in construction projects, the construction industry is prone to disputes arose from delays and extension of time claims. Some of the common disputes are the entitlement to extension of time and the quantum of extension. This dissertation attempts to explore the common approaches in giving and dealing with such claims in Singapore construction projects. A literature review and case studies have been conducted as the chosen research methodologies. The definition of construction delays and provisions for extension of time are first discussed. A comparison between the Singapore Institutes of Architects articles and conditions of building contract (SIA Form) and the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC) is then made by investigating the relevant clauses with regards to extension of time. A number of schedule analysis methods are also studied in the purpose of seeking for the proper technique in assessing quantum of extension. The author lastly goes into studying some of the notable cases to have a basic understanding on Singapore’s legal position on the issue. This dissertation shows that extension of time is often a contentious issue in many construction projects. The Architect/ Superintending Officer’s decision on granting extension of time has a close relation with the Employer’s right to claim for liquidated damages. Thus, parties are often found in disputes on the validity of the extension of time as well as quantum of extension. Though a number of techniques are available for extension of time assessment, no one method can be universally used in all situations. Also, it is not always possible for all parties to come to a consensus on the said matter. Given the complexity of construction scheduling, contractual parties should therefore be aware of their rights and duties specified under the contract and pay a close attention on their legal positions whenever a potential delay arises.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220220
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