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Schedule Delay Analysis – Choosing a Method & Why They Differ

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  • 90 minutes

There have always been debates and arguments over which schedule delay analysis method is “the best method” to be used. Hundreds of articles have been published going back to the late 1960’s. Which method is best is still a wide-open issue among schedulers, claim consultants, construction managers, contractors, and attorneys.

In this webinar expert speakers James G. Zack & Patrick M. Kelly, will clearly explain why different methods, relying on the same project records, can end up with different conclusions.

Session Highlights:

  • What is a forensic schedule analysis?

  • What types of schedule delay analysis exist and how do they differ?

  • How do you choose a schedule delay analysis method?

  • What factors and issues should be addressed before committing to a potentially lengthy and expensive process?

  • Is the choice of delay analysis methods irrevocable once made?

  • What is the risk of trying to change methods in mid-stream?

  • Why do different delay analysis methods yield different results?

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar is unique in that it addresses the common methods of schedule delay analysis, including their strengths and weaknesses, also discusses factors to be considered when selecting a method and the risk of trying to change delay analysis methodologies during the life of the dispute.

Who Should Attend:

  • Project owners and their representatives

  • Construction and Program managers

  • Contractors and subcontractors

  • Design professionals

  • Attorneys


Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

James G. Zack,  Patrick M. Kelly

James G. Zack, Patrick M. Kelly

James Zack is the Senior Advisor to the Navigant Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. James was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Jim has, for more than 45 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the United States and in 28 countries abroad. James is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


Patrick M. Kelly has more than twenty years’ experience related to construction, construction management, contracting, and project controls. In his career, Patrick has been a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer, a contract & construction manager, a scheduler & project controls manager, and a construction claims analyst. Patrick is an expert in project controls, Critical Path Method scheduling, earned value analysis, and forensic schedule analysis for delay and disruption. He has qualified and testified as an expert on CPM scheduling and forensic delay analysis in the U.S. and internationally. He is a Professional Engineer, and a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional by AACE. He has extensive experience in infrastructure, shipbuilding and ship repair, hotels and condominiums, and government and public facilities. Patrick has worked for both contractors and owners, internationally and within the U.S., on small projects as well as projects with values in billions of dollars. Patrick is well published and lectures frequently on topics including construction management, project controls best practices and forensic schedule analysis. He provides training on both software and CPM methodology to students, schedules, analysts, and construction professionals.

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