A Graphical User Interface (GUI) For Forensic Analysis Of Delay and Disruption

Ageliki Valavanoglou, Detlef Heck, Danijel Rebolj

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Disrupting events are common in construction and can have a significant impact on the successful completion of a project. Disputes concerning disruptive events often arise because no party wants to accept responsibility for the extra cost incurred. The resolution of this kind of disputes lies within the clear demonstration of causation, liability and the quantification of the disrupting event. Purpose of this research is to explore the potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in assisting forensic delay and disruption analysis supported by a Graphical User Interface (GUI). An extensive literature review highlighted the shortcomings of current practices and identified the reconstruction of events through incomplete and unstructured documentation as one of the primary challenges faced by the analysis expert. The findings of the literature review formed the basis for the development of a GUI designed to incorporate all the necessary information for the identification of the causal link of events, the liability and the calculation of damages. The usability of the GUI prototype was tested on a case study, indicating an increase in the overall efficiency and reduction of time spent by the forensic analyst in the retrieval of relevant information.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018


  • construction claims
  • BIM
  • documentation
  • dispute prevention
  • dispute resolution
  • information management


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