The issues

The employer’s design had serious shortcomings with construction being stalled for approximately one year due to insufficient space in the plant rooms located on every eighth floor to accommodate the mechanical equipment.

Resulting from the US Twin Tower’s fire investigation the fire escapes had to be redesigned along with a raft of other design changes which delayed the project completion for several years.

The employer had not granted any extensions of time and was threatening to levy liquidated damages.

The challenges

We prepared the delay, disruption and prolongation claim in addition to submissions for 13 conciliation hearings and two litigations.

Quantum International Actions

The contractor was awarded an extension of time until the occupation certificate was issued by the Taipei government and the contractor was compensated for prolongation.

The two litigation actions were resolved through negotiation and Quantum International completed both assignments with flying colours and a very satisfied client.