unavoidable delay

unavoidable delay

[¦ən·ə′vȯid·ə·bəl di′lā]
(industrial engineering)
Any delay in a task, the occurrence of which is outside the control or responsibility of the worker.
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At the last moment a telegram told of an unavoidable delay owing to the sudden illness of the specialist himself.
If the delivery of completed item(s) under this Contract should be an unavoidable delay, the Contracting Official shall extend the time for completion of the Contract for the determined number of days of excusable delay.
Owing to unavoidable delay in providing some banking information, the auditors were not able to sign off the accounts on time for the announcement deadline date of 30 September 2015.
We are very excited to see this project finally come to fruition after years of careful planning and an unavoidable delay due to the economic downturn," said Mayor Hanauer.
79) The DOE's contracting officer identified six factors that, when taken together, support the conclusion that the DOE had encountered an unavoidable delay due to acts of government in establishing a permanent repository at Yucca Mountain.
Train left for Peshawar at 6 am today (Wednesday) and would reach at the destination with 13 hours unavoidable delay, he maintained.
But even with unavoidable delay, rising demand and oil prices above $100 a barrel, officials inside and outside OPEC say there is no need for panic.
The decision means that the government will not be able to employ the unavoidable delay defense in the ongoing litigation.
Being partners, both companies will share the risks if the project faces any problem or experiences unavoidable delay.
RvR: The main challenge is convincing the client of the need for recloning at almost any stage because they will only focus on the short-term unavoidable delay, rather than balancing it against the time and money it will save at later stages of product development.
Better contingency planning, with train operators, to minimise the impact of any unavoidable delay to the resumption of full services
He has never not turned up to see a prospective client and always phones them if an unavoidable delay should occur, but occasionally he has kept an appointment only to find no one is at home, although the time was pre- arranged.