Before we attempt to answer this question, let us understand what it is meant by the phrase ‘concurrent delay’. As the phrase ‘concurrent delay’ suggests, it is basically where two or more delaying events occurring at the same time. In the context of the construction industry practice, it is where two or more delaying events occurring at the same time or overlapping activities that affected or delayed the progress of construction works.
Back to the question on whether the Contractor is entitled to Extension of Time (EoT) when such concurrent delays occurs depends on what these delaying events are and what provisions there are within the construction contract. Let us first look at the contract provisions.