Windows Delay Analysis

Windows Delay Analysis

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Windows Delay Analysis

A windows delay analysis is a time-estimating technique that demonstrates the cause and effect of a change to a critical path method (CPM) schedule over periods of time (commonly refered to as windows). Typically, the purpose of a windows delay analysis is to measure the actual impact of delays or disruptions on a project. Accordingly, Spire Consulting Group assists its clients by analyzing, preparing and validating claims that rely upon the use of a windows delay analysis. While construction professionals or contracts may refer to a windows delay analysis using different terms, Spire’s experts have performed numerous windows evaluations.

other windows delay analysis terms

  • Observational, dynamic, contemporaneous as-is
  • Contemporaneous period analysis
  • Observational CPA
  • Update analysis
  • Month-to-month evaluations

In the event a windows delay analysis is required, Spire is equipped to provide ongoing support in preparing, assessing or validating a party’s performance. Spire’s consultants utilize standard industry means and methods to identify, quantify and prepare claims using the windows delay analysis.

general steps for performing a windows delay evaluation

  • Contract analysis
  • Review & validate planned schedule
  • Review & validate/compile as-built schedule
  • Identify variances between planned & as-built schedules
  • Identify the controlling chain of activities
  • Causation analysis
  • Identification, quantification & apportionment for each window period