Constructive acceleration: Constructive acceleration occurs when the owner denies the contractor's request for a time extension resulting from an excusable delay. The contractor is then obligated to accelerate work to meet the original (or current) contract completion date.
What is acceleration in building?
Acceleration is the process of speeding up the work of a contractor so that a particular activity, or the project as a whole, can be completed before the date required under the contract. Generally, it is the client that requires the acceleration of construction work.
What is the acceleration clause in a construction contract?
Acceleration occurs when a project has been delayed by the owner or the owner's agents (e.g. the project architect, project engineer or owner's construction manager), yet the owner demands that the contractor complete the contracted for scope of work before the contract completion date, or agreed-upon changed
What is an example of constructive acceleration?
In this situation, the contractor finishes the work in only 18 months of actual working time. The contractor also finishes the project six months earlier than the date to which completion should have been extended. This is a classic case of constructive acceleration.
What are the three types of acceleration in construction?
There are three types of construction project acceleration: directed acceleration, constructive acceleration, and voluntary acceleration.
What is an example of an acceleration claim?
For example, assume that the contract scope required the contractor to install 5,000 lineal feet of piping in 30 days. If the owner later required the contractor to install 5,000 feet in 20 days or 8,000 feet in 30 days, the contractor was accelerated.