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Typical Cause-Effect Matrix for a Delay / Disruption Construction Claim

Intermediate Effects
and Secondary Causes RES
UL

TE
DI
Owner Approves Time Extension for Excusable and Compensable Delays

N
No Time Extension Approved by Owner

Acceleration
Delay & Disruption
RES
UL

TE
D IN
IN
Primary Causes

D
TE
UL
RES
Typical Owner/Engineering Problems Productivity
Late IFC Drawings Loss
Design Basis/Drawing Errors & Omissions
Resequencing & Out-of-Sequence Work
Defective Specifications
Increased Number/Size of Crews
Understated/Overstated Quantities
Trade Stacking
Design Changes
Overtime Work
Requests for Scope Changes
Requests for Information

RES Shift Work


U L

Night Work Labor Rate Increase for Premium Time


Labor Rate Increase for Shift Differential
Increased Coordination
Dilution of Supervision/Coordination Problems
Increased Supervision
Congestion
TE
D

RES
IN

U L

TE
DIN
RES

Productivity
IN
UL

TE
Loss
TE

D
IN UL
RES

Late Responses to RFIs RES


UL

TE
Late Responses to Change Order Requests

D
IN
Scope Changes

RES
Secondary Causes
IN

UL
TE
D

D
TE

IN
Typical Owner-Caused RE S
UL
RES
UL
Administrative Problems

TE
D
Late Precedence Work by Others Direct Man-Hour Growth

IN
Work Access Constraints Indirect Man-Hour Growth
Delayed Review and Approval of Contractor’s Submittals Increased Equipment & Materials Quantities

Increased Field Indirect Costs


Increased Home Office Overhead Costs
Increased Direct Labor Costs
Increased Equipment & Material Costs
IN

N
DI
D

TE
TE

Typical Owner-Caused UL
LU

RES
RES

Procurement Problems
Improperly Tagged Equipment & Materials
Late Owner-Furnished Equipment & Materials
Ultimate
Effects
Misfabricated Owner-Furnished Equipment & Materials
IN
D
TE

Typical Problems Beyond RES


UL Allocation of
the Control of All Parties Responsibility
Weather Impacts for Total Cost
Labor Strikes Overrun
Other Force Majeure Issues
Owner $22,600,000
EPC Contractor $14,400,000
IN
D
TE

Typical Contractor-Caused UL Total Cost Overrun $37,000,000


RES
Problems
IN

Rework
D
TE

Lack of Qualified Construction Labor RES


UL

Lack of Supervision
Defective Construction
Vendor/Supplier Delivery Delays
Poor Planning and Scheduling Practices

000-13 C/E Matrix 1/10/08