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Avoiding Construction Overruns and the Resultant Construction Disputes

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • recognize factors that cause project over runs in cost and/or time and resultant construction claims
  • understand the contracting strategies that can be employed to minimize claims
  • appreciate the contract administration issues that pertain to construction disputes
  • understand the importance of project controls, documentation and communication
  • be cognizant of the methodologies used to present delay and productivity claim

The seminar deals with the issues which give rise to construction overruns in time & cost, the resultant disputes & the means to minimize their effect on project success. Initially a review of the factors which give rise to construction claims is provided. The seminar then examines available strategies by owners & consultants to avoid claims & the means to minimize their effect on project success. There will be discussion on claims by Owners.

It will also focus on the importance of early non adversarial communication & the importance of project controls. Change order management & the difficulties which are experienced by all project participants as they struggle with the conflict between practice & theory will be addressed.

Course Outline:

  • Contracting Strategies
  • Owner’s Avoidance / Defence of Claims
  • Communication
  • Workshops
  • Claims by Owner
  • Contract Administration
  • Damage Quantification
  • Dispute Resolution

Who Should Attend
Project Managers • Construction Managers • Contract Administrators • Consultants & others concerned with the ultimate success of a project.

Course Rating
4.6 out of 5

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This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Halifax, NS
on 9/23/2019

Edmonton, AB
on 2/25/2020

Mississauga, ON
on 3/9/2020

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