Construction Law/Oil and Gas claim
During evaluation of the claim from oil and gas project, I noticed some of the pipe joints failed under quality control due to poor welding quality under Welding Repair joints, as a result there will be work and rework to rectify the defects (as rejected based on QC) and in contract it has referred as welding repair ratio (WRR) ALLOWED AS 3% but on Site it has recorded as 7% for a prolong period (till claim duration). I considered this fact as concurrent delays to make a hurdle for Subcontractor’s claim considering Subcontractor’s own fault as causation to delay in progress simultaneously with Contractor’s material delay, if any, but Subcontractor refute to accept stating there is no relation to concurrent delays to WRR.
However I came to know planning software such as PRIMAVERAL P3, are not mandatory in substantiating delays or delay analysis then how we can substantiate the concurrent delays, since I found WELDING REPAIR RATIO is the right tool to control Subcontractor’s claim.
Thanks and regards
I agree with your understanding but you need to relate productivity loss due to WRR. If you can prove this it will be easy to establish that the Overall Delays were supplemented by the days taken to repair additional 4% welds.
Please provide more details should you require further advise on this.