n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Project management technology and the legal enquiry : construction and project management

Volume 22, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The courts have, at least since , been burdened with the problems arising out of a party's delay in the performance of its obligations in law. Lowsley and Linnett (2006) support the contention that the majority of contracts are plagued by delays and/or disruptions (DD), which are a continuing source of disputes, many of which are resolved by the courts. The various standard suites of contracts have contractual provisions for the management and administration of time, resources and the programme of the works (traditional project management). However, these measures are, in many instances, not conducive to the economic and expeditious resolution of DD disputes. This article examines the manner in which certain project management functions can contribute to the efficient resolution of disputes.

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