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(CDR-3549) Forensic Planning Implementation in the MENA Region: Correlations to AACE Recommended Practice No. 29R-03

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Level: Intermediate
TCM Section(s):
10.1. Project Performance Assessment
9.2. Progress and Performance Measurement
Venue: 2020 AACE International Conference & Expo

Abstract: Delay analysis techniques are a frequent topic of discussion in construction law literature.Delay analysis guidelines, such as The Society of Construction Law (SCL)’s Delay and Disruption Protocol, and forensic schedule analysis guidelines, such as AACE International’s Recommended Practice 29R-03 Forensic Schedule Analysis (“RP”), were developed in the United Kingdom and United States respectively to provide practitioners across the world with useful tools for implementation.A broad picture outside the United States and the United Kingdom, however, demonstrates that there is seldom any literature or guidelines produced as to how the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region implements forensic planning methods outlined in the RP and the extent to which these methods are followed in this region.Through the analysis of a select number of projects in the region, which were selected by the authors as a representative sample from numerous other experiences in miscellaneous countries throughout the region, this paper sheds light on the forensic planning methods generally practiced in the region.Of course, the discussion in this paper cannot be generalized to all countries of the MENA region or even to the countries of the selected projects in this paper.The authors also acknowledge that deviations from the RP that are reported in this paper may not be necessarily tied to a geographical location, but rather, may reflect preferences by contractors generally, depending on the circumstances of the project. However, it is the authors’ intent that this paper serves as a step towards gaining insight on how forensic planning methods are applied internationally and the possible deviations from the RP.