Last edited 29 Dec 2020

Contractor delay

Contractor delay (sometimes referred to as culpable delay) is an expression commonly used to describe any delay caused by a Contractor Risk Event (an event or cause of delay or disruption which under the contract is at the risk and responsibility of the Contractor).

The Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol distinguishes between:

It is sometimes referred to as non-excusable delay.

Ref Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd edition, February 2017, published by the Society of Construction Law (UK).

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