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Construction Project Management: Delays and Disruptions

In this course, you will learn to identify potential risk factors that lead to delays and disruptions associated with construction projects and proactive strategies to mitigate and respond to the impact of them.

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Session Duration:
30 minutes
0.5 hour formal CPD

Course overview

Construction projects can be delayed or disrupted for any number of reasons. Understanding risk factors that can trigger a delay or disruption and knowing how to implement proactive strategies to respond and manage them is crucial to minimizing their impact on projects on the go.

Who Should Attend

Commercial managers of construction companies, quantity surveyors (main contractor and client side), project managers, contract administrators, cost consultants, architects and facility managers.

Why Attend?

Delays and disruptions are characteristic and commonplace in the construction project management space.  The brunt of the risk is often assumed by the head contractor and associated sub-contractors. Managing cost and time in a proactive means is critical to project success.


This on-demand video course is a recorded, instructor led program with interactions built in to test your knowledge.

About this course

Learning Objectives

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Introduction to delays and disruption
  • Explanation and categorization of relevant events
  • Explanation of a good delay notice
  • Contractor’s obligations regarding delays
  • Architect/contract administrator’s obligations regarding certification
  • Non-completion certificates
  • Liquidated and ascertained damages
  • Methods and examples of demonstrating delays
  • Cause and effect schedules


In this web class, we will cover:

  • Identify events that may trigger a delay or disruption
  • Record delays and disruption
  • Prepare a delay notice
  • More knowledgably handle various extension of time scenarios
  • Create a cause and effect analysis
  • Keep records to assist in delay scenarios


Sorina du Toit

SDT Cost Management Inc.

Sorina is a versatile and accomplished Project Controls specialist with 20 years’ global experience, and a track record of proven success in planning, developing and maintaining budgets, contract management and procurement. She is equally experienced in multi-million dollar and smaller scale projects, achieving excellence in all aspects of management and reporting while maintaining the highest level of standards. 

 Sorina obtained her degree at the University of Pretoria in South Africa after which she proceeded to work in Ireland and the UK on infrastructure and retail projects.  She obtained her RICS membership as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor while working in the UK.  Upon relocation to South Africa, she entered the mining industry, working in estimating and contract management.  Sorina relocated to Canada where she has been involved in projects locally and globally in the mining, office, clean energy, transmission and distribution, bio-chemical and thermal sectors.


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