Obstruction Management

If a construction project involves multiple parties, it is virtually impossible for everything to always go smoothly. There may be complex reasons for this. Construction contracts usually provide that contractors must immediately notify their client in writing of any obstructions to their work. The purpose of this reporting obligation on the contractor is to enable the client as soon as possible to assess and avert potential disruptions to the construction schedule without delay.

The contractor, on the other hand, has a significant interest in reporting obstructions immediately and in the required manner in order to secure its entitlement to have such obstructions recognised contractually. However, a simple report is not enough. Rather, it is also the contractor’s obligation to track the development and resolution of the circumstances causing the obstruction.

There is also a similar obligation for the client. The client must examine the obstructions that have been reported and stop them, if possible, or organise a solution for them and keep track of it; it must also inform the contractor once the obstruction has been resolved. When the construction project is complex and has become highly disrupted, the project stakeholders frequently face great challenges. We can help you solve them successfully.

We record and manage data based on the property matrix for the project so that it is possible to compare it side-by-side with other project data, e.g. using a timetable.