Construction Law/Delay Events


Whats is the difference between "Culpable Delay Event" and "Excusable Delay Event"? Thank you

Dear amidurai,
Thank you for your question.
Speaking very briefly it is as follows.
Culpable Delay Event is entirely due to the contractor's itself and in such a case contractor is not entitled for EOT. The excusable delay on the other hand are those delays which are unforeseen and beyond the control of contractor. There are further categorization of this type of delay as compensabale and non-compensable delays. The contractor is entitled for EOT as well as expenses in a case where Employers is at fault or only for EOT if it is act of GOD and natural catastrophe, thus being considered to be a neutral event.
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I can answer questions based on FIDIC 4 and FIDIC 1999 [design-build] with particular reference to time extension , price adjustment and disputes. I am in particular more inclined for response to points pertaining to how claims should be framed and put up in case of technical or other contractual shortcomings. Regarding procurement matters I have spent over 5 years as procurement specialist for highway authority and dealt with numerous claims and disputes in the capacity of "The Engineer" .

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