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Back to basics: Acceleration of Construction Projects

Back to basics: Acceleration of Construction Projects

This course on dispute resolution issues for construction projects considers the implications of contractors speeding up work.

Acceleration is the act of the contractor speeding up the carrying out of the works so that the works will be completed earlier than contractually required. The completion date against which the contractor is accelerating may be the original date for completion or the completion date as adjusted under the contract during the course of the works, for example by the award of an extension of time or by agreement. 

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand what is and what is not acceleration and how it arises
  2. Explain the consequences of acceleration and what all parties will need to consider before agreeing to it