This guidance summarises what is meant by ‘acceleration’ in the construction industry; it also looks at how acceleration can be achieved and how it can be valued.

‘Acceleration’, when used in connection with construction contracts, generally refers to increasing the originally planned or current rate of progress of the works so as to complete the project earlier than would otherwise be the case.

This document offers guidance under the following headings, which map to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC):

  • General principles (Level 1: Knowing)
  • Practical application (Level 2: Doing)
  • Practical considerations (Level 3: Doing/Advising)

The guidance note is part of the RICS QS & Construction Standards (the 'Black Book').


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