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The Detail in Disruption

An insight into disruption claims and how disruption claims can be resolved into claims for recovery of cost (loss).

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Mon 24 Jun 2019
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, Omar Al Mukhtar Street, Area 61, Doha, Qatar
1.5 hours CPD


When construction work slows down there is obviously a loss of productivity but does that loss of productivity mean a party is incurring a cost? If there is no loss of efficiency, the answer is probably not, but if a party suffers a loss of efficiency, they may no longer recover enough money through the contract price to cover their costs. When facing such a loss the party may feel they have grounds for making a claim for disruption.

This presentation explores the issues specifically around typical contemporary records relating to plant and labour and explores how records can evidence losses of productivity, losses of efficiency and how they may ultimately substantiate a disruption claim. The presentation also looks at common methodologies, such as the measured mile approach.

Learning outcomes

  • Define the difference between a loss of productivity and a loss of efficiency.
  • Understand the different types of losses on a project and how they may be related to evidence that arises in EOT claims.
  • Learn how contemporary records can inform the calculation of such loss.
  • Understand the principles of the measured mile approach and how it compares to other approaches.

Meet the speaker

Sean Vernon is Technical Manager at Quantum Global Solutions in Doha, Qatar. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has worked in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, UAE and Qatar on a wide variety of projects, from concrete repairs to high-rise housing to a multi-billion euro nuclear power station. Currently he is associated with preparing extension of time and expert reports for contractors in the gulf area.


1800 to 1830 – Coffee, networking and registration
1830 to 1835 – Introduction of the speaker and RICS updates
1835 to 1930 – Speaker presentation
1930 to 2000 – Q&A

Please note

  • Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer accepted for CPD events.
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  • 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.