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Concurrent Delays and Time Extension in Construction Contracts Claims

Concurrent delays and how they affect entitlement for time extension and reimbursement of loss and expense.

Wed 30 Jan 2019
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
RICS Office B303, The Design House, Sufouh Gardens, Dubai, UAE
1.5 hours formal CPD


The CPD will cover the principle of Concurrency; a matter that frequently arises in regard to causation in construction contracts claims. Emphasis will be made on how concurrency deals with losses which may be due to different causes that run at the same time or overlap and particularly causes which originate from both the Employer and the Contractor. Specific approaches for dealing with concurrent delays will also be visited such as the Devlin Approach, Dominant Cause Approach and the Burden of Proof Approach.

Concurrency will be discussed in the context of construction claims and how it relates to entitlement for time extension and compensation for prolongation. Internationally recognized delay analysis techniques that take into consideration concurrency will be highlighted as well.

Learning outcomes

  • What is concurrency
  • Approaches to deal with concurrent delays
  • Concurrency as it relates to extension of time
  • Concurrency as it relates to compensation for prolongation
  • Delay analysis techniques that best illustrate concurrency

Meet the speaker

Lina Zureikat is the Claims and Disputes Resolution Manager at Construction Management Associates (CMA), a full-fledged construction consultancy firm that offers expertise to owners and contractors across the Middle East and Gulf regions. CMA primary offers project and construction management services, contracts administration, claims management, assessment of variation orders, planning and scheduling, delay and quantum analysis and disputes resolution.

Lina holds a Master of Laws (LLM/MSc) in Construction Law and Arbitration, a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. She is a chartered quantity surveyor (MRICS), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), a member and a listed arbitrator for the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and a member of the Young Practitioners Group of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC40). Lina is currently based in Jordan and is working on a number of public and private mega projects that spread across the GCC.


  • 18:00 - 18:30    Coffee, networking & registration
  • 18:30 - 19:30    Presentation
  • 19:30 - 20:00    Q&A

Please note

  • Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer accepted for CPD events.
  • We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made.
  • The presentation will start promptly at 18:30. If you have not checked in by this time (18:30), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.
  • Just a gentle reminder that your recorded CPD hours are monitored by our Regulation team and you are unable to claim Formal CPD hours if you did not attend the event.