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Forensic Schedule Analysis Training Course to become a Delay Analyst

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Forensic Schedule Analysis Training Programme

  • Face to Face Forensic Schedule Analysis Training 
  • 2 day weekend programme


Qatar – on 1st and 2nd February 2019

Single Registration is only GBP £890 per participant
College of Contract Management UK 2014-12-12 22-36-45
Group Registration is only GBP £850 per participant

College of Contract Management UK 2014-12-12 22-36-45


A Forensic Schedule Analysis will determine the root cause of project delays and its effect on the suggested schedule by using an established schedule analysis technique appropriate for the particular project under analysis. Forensic schedule analysis determines how specific events impact a project schedule.

The Forensic Schedule Analysis training will provide you and your employees working as Planning Engineers, Contract Managers, Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Contract Administrators, Commercial Managers with a brief overview and the necessary skills to quantify delay, determine causation, and assess responsibility and financial consequences for any delay.

The Forensic Schedule Analysis training course is primarily intended but not limited to, intermediate and advanced level professionals, working on the following types of projects (Civil Engineering, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Infrastructure, Power Plants, Nuclear, Buildings and Pipeline Projects) within the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Sectors.

You will be advised about the potential risks of proceeding with a project, should a forensic schedule analyst be required, so that you can take shortcuts or rely upon the work of others to stay within your very tight budget. So, training your employees to carry forensic schedule analysis which is required either during project execution or during a dispute proceeding, would be a very valuable commodity.

Why do you need to follow this programme at CCM?

The Forensic Schedule Analysis training will be delivered by an expert who is highly experienced in forensic schedule analysis. He has been involved as an experienced lecturer and trainer in a number of programmes. The programme will be delivered in an interactive and practical format. The courses will include practical examples and case studies, hence the course content reflects the practical aspects and challenges faced by the professionals and the industry.


Forensic Schedule Analysis Training

Manus Bradley, MCIArb, AMAE, LLM, MSC, BEng (Hons)

Manus Bradley is a Forensic Delay Expert, Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators and Associate Member of the Academy of Experts.  He is also an experienced Lecturer and Trainer in a number of Forensic Schedule Analysis training programmes.

Manus is highly experienced in large scale construction and engineering projects, as a lead Forensic Delay Analyst. He has experience in providing an independent evaluation of project delays, opinion on concurrent and critical delays and the development of project schedules for pre-construction and construction phases. This has been on a wide range of projects including buildings, oil & gas, power, nuclear, and large-scale infrastructure projects for both contractors and client organisations.

Manus advises on planning and programming issues, prepares independent delay analysis reports and delay expert witness reports for arbitrations and adjudications. He also provides opinions on project delays, and acts as an expert advisor and witness in matters concerning project delay, disruption and acceleration. He has undertaken forensic delay analysis on major construction and engineering projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Manus has been an expert witness for both Claimant and Respondent in ICC, KSA and DIAC arbitrations, he has also attended adjudication proceedings and given expert evidence to arbitral tribunals including, cross examination by Queen’s Counsel and the concurrent cross-examination (hot-tubbing). He is an experienced British expert.

Benefits of the Training

  • Maximise the revenue and prevent and 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.
  • Providing a unifying reference of basic technical principles and guidelines for the application of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling in forensic schedule analysis.
  • Developing familiarity with contractual entitlements and obligations.
  • Increasing the probability of successful resolution of any dispute.

Course Outcomes

  • Able to recommend a relatively inexpensive forensic scheduling method that is still effective for its intended purpose.
  • Able to recommend a forensic schedule analysis method that is both cost effective and suitable for the size of the dispute.
  • Able to identify and quantify compensable delay, excusable delay and owner’s compensable delay.
  • Able to identify and quantify schedule variance, schedule acceleration and schedule disruption.
  • Able to assess apportionment of a delay.
  • Able to recommend one of the observational or modelled methods and explain controlling delays if the project was a complex process facility.
  • Able to review project documentation to determine the purpose of the delay analysis.
  • Able to use contemporaneous project documentation to determine which events may have caused a delay.
  • Able to identify an event, start and completion dates, and the activities impacted by the event.
  • Able to 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
    • 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 study in application of as-planned Vs as-built and show the limitations of this method
  2. Case study in application of impacted as-planned method and show the limitations of this method
  3. Case study in application of time impact analysis and prepare a fragnet etc.
  4. Case study in application of windows AP VS AB analysis and an observational method use actual scenario
  5. From the case studies, how to apportion delay, identify concurrent delay, compensable delay, non-compensable delay, etc.
  6. Application of collapsed as-built (but for) method
  7. Selecting a delay method in specific circumstances etc.
  8. Interactive quiz
  9. Schedule disruption and mitigation


The Forensic Schedule Analysis Training programme,

Starts at 9.00 am

Morning Coffee Break at 10.15 am – 10.30 am

Lunch Break at 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Evening Coffee Break at 3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Finishes at 4.30 pm


  • 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 of Participants

  • Formal CPD hours
  • Higher salary and demandable position
  • Develop your career as a Forensic Schedule Analyst/Delay Analyst
  • Gain talents to work as a successful Planning Manager
  • Leads to a fantastic professional career

Total Course Fee

Single Registration is only GB £890 per participant

Group Registration is only GB £850 per participant

The Course Fee excludes overnight hotel stay.

You can make payment 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-SWIFT Code: BARCGB22, 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, we can issue an invoice on receipt of a purchase order or email confirmation.

Our admission team is keen to assist visa application of overseas participants, airport pick-up and overnight hotel stay. Our admission coordinators will be contactable on or alternatively +44 (0) 1420 85999.