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Avoiding Construction Claims by Improving the Quality of Drawings, Specifications and Bidding Documents


This course is held online for 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

  • May 4: Lecture Part 1: 9-12:15, 1:15-3:15 (EST)
  • May 5: Lecture Part 2: 9-12:15, 1:15-3:15 (EST)
  • May 6: Lecture Part 3: 9-12:15, 1:15-3:15 (EST)
  • May 7: Lecture Part 4: 9-12:15, 1:15-3:15 (EST)

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

  • Improve communications and design-review procedures
  • Implement quality enhancement measures in the production of construction documents
  • Improve the quality of design, bidding and construction documents
  • Integrate a checking process into the production of construction documents
  • Avoid future errors in the communication of construction information and prevent claims

One of the crucial means for controlling construction costs and reducing claims is to keep change orders and costs to a minimum. This can be achieved by exercising greater care during the preparation of design, bidding and construction documents; ensuring the viability of design; improving the quality of working drawings and specifications; and being wary of the common causes of claims leading to cost overruns.

This practical program explains where we are now, where we want to go and how to get there. The program prepares you to focus your attention on design and production control, the review and evaluation of contract documents plus the bidding and contract award process.

Course Outline

  • Legal issues
  • Producing documents: difficulties & shortcomings
  • Change orders & delay claims
  • Avoiding problems: drawings & specifications
  • Construction costs: cost planning & cost control
  • Selecting professionals
  • Owner assessments of documents
  • Planning & design Stages
  • Workshop & teamwork
  • New approaches

Who Should Attend
Designers • Architects • Engineers • Professionals • Project Managers • Planners • Contractors • Owners • Government, Institutional & Private Sector Owners • Construction Personnel

Course Rating
4.1 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.

on 10/14/2020

Ottawa, ON
on 1/25/2021

Halifax, NS
on 4/21/2021

Edmonton, AB
on 4/26/2021


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