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Chester, M and Hendrickson, C (2005) Cost Impacts, Scheduling Impacts, and the Claims Process during Construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(01), 102–7.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Scheduling; Construction management; Cost control; Claims;
- ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2005)131:1(102)
Construction mismanagement results in multiple problems that can cascade throughout the work force chain, affecting the schedule and leading to damages to multiple parties. Although the problem may start with a single subcontractor, it can result in all contractors feeling some impact to their work. In this paper, a case study is presented of a project with seven different mismanagement scenarios. A description of each scenario is provided as well as a quantification of the damages that result from the problem. A construction claims section is also included that addresses many of the issues that could result from a claim for each of the seven scenarios. A discussion is presented outlining possible preventative steps to minimize the damages from the problems presented.