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Delay, Extension of Time  and Liquidated Damages

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Delay, Extension of Time
and Liquidated Damages

Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time
in Construction Contracts

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 May 2024 Paris - France $5,950
01 - 05 Jul 2024 London - UK $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Paris - France $5,950
23 - 27 Dec 2024 London - UK $5,950
06 - 10 Jan 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

With the top main cause of dispute being “Parties failing to understand and/or comply with its contractual obligations”, it should be of interest to anyone involved in projects to fully understand the responsibilities, liabilities, and entitlements they have agreed to.

Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course specifically addresses the management of delays and their effects on projects in the context of responsibilities, liabilities, and entitlements so that if, and when the time comes, you and your teams are much better informed to evaluate and assess their respective positions before deciding on what action to take.

This Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course will highlight:

  • Sources of Delay
  • Contractual Terminology for Effective Claims Management
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Contractual Penalties and Termination
  • Legal Construction of Liquidated Damages Clauses
  • Application to Sub-Contracts
  • Claims and Counterclaims
  • Causation and Concurrency
  • Delay Analysis
  • FIDIC Conditions of Contract

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course, you will learn to:

  • Formulate liquidated damages contractual clauses
  • Assist the contract management team to formulate an effective construction contract
  • Analyze delay in construction contracts effectively
  • Prepare a time-extension claim and counterclaim
  • Understand time and damages related contractual terminology
  • Learn to analyze delay and it’s sources
  • Learn the causation and concurrency as they relate to claims
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to prepare effective claims and counter-claims

Who is this Training Course for?

The delegates will gain a greater understanding through pre-assessment, live group instruction, use of real-world examples, case studies and exercises, interactive participation and discussion, power point presentation and flip charts, group activities and tests, slides and handouts, post-assessment.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

As a result of providing their teams with this Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course, organizations will:

  • Be able to formulate more effective construction contracts
  • Reduce the risk of costs of claims and/or counterclaims
  • Enhance the contract management teams’ skills and capabilities
  • Standardize contractual formulation and terminology in the organization
  • Be able to understand and evaluate sources of delay
  • Enhance execution efficiency

Organisational Impact

As a result of attending this Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course course, participants will be able:

  • Enhance their understanding of contractual terminology
  • Be able to better formulate schedule-related and liquidated damages contract clauses
  • Learn to effectively prepare/understand a time-extension claim
  • Learn to effectively prepare/understand a time-extension counterclaim
  • Be able to effectively use standardized contracts
  • Develop their skills as part of a construction contract management team

Personal Impact

This PetroKnowledge Delay, Extension of Time, and Liquidated Damages training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Construction Executives
  • Contract Managers
  • Project Management Teams
  • Project Schedulers, Planners, and Controllers
  • Claims Managers and Staff

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Time and Damages in Contracts

  • General Overview
  • Legal Developments
  • Contractual Developments
  • Problems with Terminology
  • Conditions and Warranties
  • Termination
  • Time for Performance
  • Time of the Essence

Day Two: Liquidated Damages and Penalties

  • Penalties – General Introduction
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Liquidated Damages and Penalties distinguished
  • Pre-Estimates of Damage
  • Particular Aspects of Penalty Clauses
  • Evidential Matters
  • Bonus Clauses
  • Site Occupation Charges

Day Three: Recovery of Liquidated Damages

  • When do liquidated damages become payable?
  • Meaning of Completion
  • Certificates and Conditions Precedent
  • Methods of Recovery
  • Time limits on Recovery
  • Interest on Repayment
  • Withholding Notices
  • Decisions of Adjudicators

Day Four: Defenses / Challenges to Liquidated Damages

  • Extension of Time Due
  • Completion achieved earlier than certified
  • Certificates not valid
  • Conditions precedent not observed
  • No date for commencement
  • Prevention
  • Penalties
  • Provisions void for Uncertainty

Day Five: Extensions of Time

  • Purposes of Extension Provisions
  • Notices, Applications, and Assessments
  • Time for granting Extensions
  • Application to Claims
  • Proof of Entitlement
  • Global Claims
  • The liability of Certifiers


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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