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College of Contract Management United Kingdom
College of Contract Management
United Kingdom

Forensic Schedule Analysis Training for Construction


Forensic Schedule Analysis Training Programme

  • Direct entry to become ACPENG (Associate Member of the Association of Planning Engineers in the UK)
  • Face to Face Forensic Schedule Analysis Training 
  • 2-day weekend programme (we currently offer 3-day weekend live online programme due to current global situation)


Live online video sessions on 14th, 15th and 21st November 2020 from 3 pm to 7.15 pm (UK time)

Single Registration: GBP £840 per participant
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Group Registration: GBP £780 per participant (minimum 3 participants required)

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When constructing and executing a schedule for a construction project, it is essential to be able to predict and analyse any delays. Our Forensic Schedule Analysis training will teach you methods and techniques that you need in order to do this as effectively as possible. By using detail, precision and skill, at the end of the Forensic Schedule Analysis training, you will be able to minimise delays as well as the financial or contractual impact of any delays which do occur in your construction project.

The College of Contract Management’s Forensic Schedule Analysis training is a 2-day intensive face-to-face course. We always hold it at a 5-star hotel where you will be taught by experienced experts in the field. During the 2 days, you’ll learn to quantify delay, determine causation, assess responsibility and financial consequences of delays. The course is designed to give you practical skills, therefore your learning will be based on practical examples and case studies of challenges faced by professionals and the industry. Cabaret-style seating allows you to interact with your fellow learners to discuss topics and connect with fellow industry professionals.

Due to current global situation, many people are working remotely and all face to face training is moving to live online training. We deliver the course through live online lectures. This allows you to get a British education from wherever you are in the world. You can ask your lecturer questions, as you would in a physical classroom. We will not offer any recording.

This course offers the British National Occupational Standard and is recognised by the Society of Construction Law UK and Association of Planning Engineers (APE). This course offers direct entry to become ACPENG upon successful completion.

We hold our courses at the weekend so that your work schedule won’t be affected.

Please note that we also offer an online Forensic Schedule Analysis course.



Andrew teaches our claims preparation courseAlan is a Director in the Forensic Delay Analysis team of a leading expert witness practice. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and member of several other chartered institutions, including the Academy of Experts.

Alan has been instructed as programming/delay expert witness on several occasions, is a member of the RICS Accredited Expert Witnesses and Dispute Resolvers and further has testifying experience in international arbitration. He is frequently appointed by clients, contractors and specialists to advise on matters relating to delay and disruption and is also experienced in providing an independent evaluation of project delays.

Alongside his professional career, Alan is also a doctoral researcher, university lecturer and published author specialising in construction law, delay analysis and claim-related issues.

Alan has participated in the management of a variety of domestic and international projects within both contractor and client teams.  He has markedly gained in-depth experience in the forensic analysis of delay and disruption affecting complex construction, energy and infrastructure projects, and has been appointed expert adviser or expert witness on numerous occasions.

He has experience in providing independent evaluation on project delays as well as concurrent and critical delays and is an expert in determining entitlements to extension of time and compensation in relation to contracted delay claims. In addition, he advises on planning and programming issues for arbitrations and adjudications. He has undertaken forensic delay analysis and also provided independent advice on major construction and infrastructure projects in the UK, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Finally, Alan has been instructed as an expert witness for both Claimant and Respondent in ICC and DIAC arbitration proceedings and has a particular specialism in resolving delay related issues on major international infrastructure and construction projects.

Commercial Benefits of the Training

This course is popular with employers who are hoping to boost the skill set of their staff and thus benefit the business. These benefits include:

  • Maximise the revenue and prevent or recover potential losses.
  • Determine if you are entitled to schedule extensions or delay compensation as a result of certain events.
  • Alleviate potential pressure to deliver complex projects on time within budget as a commercial advantage.
  • Provide a unifying reference of basic technical principles and guidelines needed in order to apply Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling in forensic schedule analysis.
  • Develop familiarity with contractual entitlements and obligations.
  • Increase the probability of successful resolution of any dispute.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the Forensic Schedule Analysis training, you will be able to successfully:

  • Identify a relatively inexpensive forensic scheduling method that is still effective for its intended purpose.
  • Recommend a forensic schedule analysis method that is both cost-effective and suitable for the size of the dispute.
  • Identify then quantify compensable delay, excusable delay and owner’s compensable delay.
  • Calculate schedule variance, schedule acceleration and schedule disruption.
  • Assess apportionment of a delay.
  • Recommend either an observational or modelled methods and explain controlling delays if the project was a complex process facility.
  • Review project documentation in order to determine the purpose of the delay analysis.
  • Use contemporaneous project documentation in order to determine which events may have caused a delay.
  • Identify an event, start and completion dates, as well as the activities impacted by the event.
  • Apply or relate these events in some orderly manner to the schedules employed on the project.

Course Structure

Day 1

  • Purpose of forensic scheduling
  • Extension of time requests
  • LD’s, contract completion, and prolongation costs
  • Forensic delay analysis
  • Retrospective forensic delay analysis
  • Delay types
    • Excusable delay event
    • Non-excusable delay
    • Excusable and compensable delay
    • Concurrent delay
  • Taxonomy of forensic delay analysis
  • SCL protocol and AACE recommended practice
  • Forensic delay analysis
  • Main types of schedule analysis, for instance:
    • As-planned Vs as-built schedule analysis
    • Impact as-planned schedule analysis
    • Time impact analysis
    • Window analysis
    • Observational Vs dynamic delay analysis
  • Primavera P6 in forensic schedule analysis
  • Required records and dictate factors for each method
  • Exercises

Day 2

  1. Case studies in the application of:
    1. As-planned Vs as-built and show the limitations of this method
    2. Impacted as-planned method then show the limitations of this method
    3. Time impact analysis and prepare a fragnet etc.
    4. Windows AP VS AB analysis and an observational method use actual scenario
  2. From the case studies: how to apportion delay, identify concurrent delay, compensable delay, non-compensable delay, etc.
  3. Application of collapsed as-built (but for) method
  4. Selecting a delay method in specific circumstances etc.
  5. Interactive quiz.
  6. Schedule disruption and mitigation


The daily agenda for the Forensic Schedule Analysis training programme consists of:

09:00  Start

10:15 – 10:30  Morning coffee break

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch break

15:00 – 15:15  Afternoon coffee break

16:30  Finish

During the current global situation the following agenda for live online course will be:

15:00  Start

17:00 – 17:15  Break

19:15  Finish


While Forensic Schedule Analysis training is useful to anyone in the construction sector because it increases awareness and understanding of the project, this course is most useful to:

  • Planners/Schedulers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Controls Engineers
  • Project Managers/Directors
  • Contract Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Commercial Manager
  • Delay Analyst/Claims Specialist
  • All those who are involved in technical project planning, project control, cost control and contract review

Benefits for the Individual

  • Formal CPD hours.
  • Increased employability.
  • Potentially increased salary and/or promotion.
  • Take on more responsible roles within the construction industry.
  • Develop your career further by moving into analysis-based roles.
  • Improve your knowledge and skills through practical exercises that you will then be ready to apply to your work.
  • Be trained by a Forensic Schedule Analysis expert who will so provide the latest strategies.
  • Develop applied skills through practical examples and theory.
  • Enjoy a small class size that will, therefore, allow you to ask your lecturer questions and discuss ideas with your classmates.
  • Network with fellow industry professionals.
  • Improve your problem-solving together with your planning skills.

Total Course Fee

Single Registration: GB £840 per participant

Group Registration: GB £780 per participant (minimum 3 participants required)

The Course Fee excludes overnight hotel stay.

You can pay online at or alternatively by bank transfer to:

College of Contract Management

Sort Code: 20-45-45

Account No: 33124975

Bank: Barclays Bank United Kingdom


For International Payment


IBAN: GB37BARC20454533124975


The College’s website has easy access for registration, either single or group candidates, with secure online payments through the checkout process.

If you have difficulties with registration and online payment, the College also accepts registration via email and can offer easy payment options. If the course fee is being paid by a company then we can issue an invoice on receipt of a purchase order or email confirmation.

Should you have any questions at all then please contact our UK-based Admissions Team on: or alternatively +44 (0) 1420 481 681.

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