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Construction Litigation: New Industry Protocols for Proving Construction Delays

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Produced on June 05, 2018

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Litigation related to construction projects frequently involves proving or disproving claims of schedule delay and disruption, where damages are frequently millions of dollars. Proof of construction delay has always been challenging for attorneys and expert witnesses, however, the challenges have become more complex in light of recent construction industry publications setting forth protocols, guidelines, and recommended practices for evaluating construction schedules and proving delays claims. Counsel for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects and sureties should understand how these protocols apply to their cases so that they can give their clients seasoned advice and be effective advocates at trial.

This course will provide insights into the changing requirements for proving delays and equip attorneys to provide strategic advice to guide clients’ in litigating construction delay claims. The program will also explore strategic steps attorneys should take when advising clients whose projects are being delayed in the field and will provide practical insights to help those clients find ways to protect their interests when their projects are delayed, mitigate their losses and be successful in litigation of construction delay claims.

The program is taught by Barry B. Bramble, an internationally known and respected attorney and construction consultant, who has successfully served as co-counsel, expert witness and arbitrator and who deals first-hand with resolving these challenges in the field and in the courtroom. He has previously presented CLE programs for Lawline on litigating construction delays, change orders and contract termination.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the important differences between the ways construction delays can be proved
  2. Become familiar with protocols, standards and guidelines commonly used the construction industry to evaluate project schedules and delay claims
  3. Discuss the proper ways to prove and disprove schedule delay
  4. Review the important considerations your clients should be aware of when dealing with delays on their construction projects
  5. Identify the procedures that must be strictly followed when evaluating schedules and proving delays
  6. Assess the nuances in the evaluation of Critical Path Method schedules and delays
  7. Avoid the pitfalls of failing to prove construction delay claims

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

Lawline reports attorney attendance in select states. View more about CLE reporting .


Barry Bramble

Bramble LLP

Barry B. Bramble is an attorney, consultant and recognized authority in the specialized area of construction contracts and delay claims. He has advised clients on contracts and contract disputes, and provided expert testimony on delay, disruption, cost recovery, and other construction-related matters. He has authored several books on construction law including the landmark treatises Construction Delay Claims and Discovery in Construction Litigation, both in their 4th editions. He has worked as co-counsel, serving as a valuable resource to attorneys of record to meet the complex challenges of construction contract litigation..  

General Experience:

Mr. Bramble has represented a wide variety of clients involved in construction claims and litigation on buildings and civil projects, education facilities, highrise offices, multi-family residential buildings, justice facilities, arenas, airports, highways, transit systems, and marine facilities in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Utah, and internationally. Issues included delays, acceleration, lost productivity, differing site conditions, unit price variations, design errors, default termination, and other contract disputes.


Eileen M.

Mr. Bramble was very knowledgeable. His presentation was very informative.

Selwyn B.

Good material

Marissa C.

Very knowledgeable instructor.

James L.

good program

Janet r.

I enjoyed this class. It is relevant to the work I do, which is very rare. Presenter did a very good job

Andre O.

Keep up the good job

Don A.

Very thorough and deliberate!

Joseph C.

Fantastic well done

Edward S.

Like Bramble a lot.

Silvia C.

Very interesting.

Seth F.

easy to listen to and well organized

Rosa L.

Even though this area of law was foreign to me, the course was presented in a very comprehensive and clear manner.

Mark K.

Excellent program. Thank you.

Robert Mel G.

all good

Jeffrey H.

Great use of schedules to depict discussion topics.

alan l.

He is truly an expert. Speaks well. Very organized. Impressive.

Howard C.

Excellent and very detailed presentation on a subject that is at the heart of my construction practice.

Steven B.


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John N.

A detailed discussion of a complex area of construction contract litigation -- the presenter provides clear examples of how delays in construction projects can be measured and valued, based on a critical path method of project scheduling. The issue of concurrent delays appears comparable to comparative negligence in tort cases.

Hirobumi A.

Very informative.

Amy F.

comprehensive and highly detailed-

John F.

This presenter was excellent. Great knowledge of the subject matter.

Stephen E.

Excellent. Well-organized, easier to understand, and the speaker was articulate.

gary s.

excellent presenter

Jordan M. S.

Excellent course

Stuart P.

great job!

thomas l.

too technical and too mathematical

Ben H.

Highly intelligent and clear speaker...

Tanya C.

Very nice

Jason S.


David S.

Excellent presentation.

Andreas G.

This guy is awesome!

Peter R.

Good class for someone who knows nothing about this subject and needs a primer.

Victor N. C.

Excellent overview

James B.

Attorney Bramble is an industry leader on the subject of construction delays. This course is a great intro to that very complex subject.

Daphne Marie C.

Mr. Bramble is very knowledgeable and effective in explaining these complex construction delay issues in a way that is easy to understand. I'll be looking for more of his courses!

David D.

Extremely thorough.

Todd K.

Good course

Peter B.

Thank you.

Stephen H. D.

Mr. Bramble makes an excellent presentation of a remarkably complex area of construction law. A close study of the written materials will enable practitioners to make a good start in understanding the concepts and procedures involved.

Tom D.

Superb presentation.

Jeff R.

Excellent program.

Virginia J.

Interesting subject matter!

Alan L.

Interesting slides

Maria M.

Incredibly insightful, thorough and up to date. Great information.

Donald B.


Roy M.

graphics really helped to understand methods better than just a lecture and a bullet point - thank you!

Julianne I.

Really clear presentation and useful for a non-construction lawyer.

Seth W.

Good job

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