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By Mashadi Motsogi (Legal Practice Manager)

In construction, an Extension of Time (EOT) claim relates to extra time added to the initial construction period. The contractor generally presents an EOT claim to request additional time due to variations to the works made by clients, or where there is an event that causes a delay that could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of signing of the contract. 

In terms of the General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works third edition (GCC 2015), the contractor may submit an EOT claim when one of the events – as described in the contract that entitles him to an extension of time – happens and delays the achievement of practical completion beyond the due completion date. 

This article will explore the way in which to submit an EOT claim in terms of the GCC.

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