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Construction Management - Managing Construction Claims Proactively

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May 25, 2023 /
Course Code: 0510-WEB23

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Overview

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This webinar is part of Web Series: Construction Management and includes four webinars:

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After attending this webinar, you will:

  • Learn the value of planning how to avoid disputes from the beginning of the project.
  • Understand the ins and outs of a comprehensive scheduling specification and learn what needs to be included in a scheduling specification.
  • Become knowledgeable about the value and use of a thoroughly drafted Payment for Changes clause.
  • Learn the cost, the value, and the benefits of using a dispute resolution board.
  • Be able to identify the benefits and use of escrow bid documents, project partnering, pre-construction audits, project trending and short interval schedule submittals.
  • Understand the use of standing negotiation teams and decision ladders.
  • Learn some new ways to mitigate delay damages and avoid the need for difficult cost negotiations and audits in the event of owner caused delay.
  • Gain insight into ways to resolve claims on the projects and avoid the need to close out projects in a courtroom or arbitration hearing room.
  • The webinar will conclude with an eleven point checklist of actions owners can take to avoid disputes at the end of the project; and,
  • Although the webinar is intended primarily for owners and their representatives, contractors will better understand the intent and operation of such clauses should you become involved in a project which has adopted some or all of these approaches.

Description:
Construction projects are a fertile breeding ground for claims - unless everything on the project proceeds exactly as planned. To avoid all claims there must be no changes, no delays, no shortage of qualified craft labor, no late delivery of equipment and materials, no bad weather, etc. It is highly unlikely that anyone has ever seen this project in history. Even the pyramids in Egypt had changes, delays, and construction problems. However, claims (requests for additional time or money under the provisions of the contract) do not have to result in disputes. Disputes arise when contractors and owners cannot resolve claims by negotiation and turn unresolved issues over to attorneys to resolve them in the legal arena.

This webinar is designed to show owners and their representatives how disputes can be avoided at the end of the project through upfront dispute resolution planning during the design, bid and construction phases of a project. The webinar discusses four types of reviews that should be applied to contract documents; the need for a comprehensive scheduling specification and payment for changes article; how to reduce claims based on large numbers of RFIs; how to pre-purchase owner caused delay and lock in daily delay costs at the time of bidding; how to predict the weather for the project; and other techniques designed to precludes disputes at the end of the project by resolving issues without going to arbitration or litigation. 

Course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Claims Mitigation During the Design and Bid Phases
  • Claims Mitigation during the Construction Phase
  • How to Avoid Disputes - Owner's Perspective
  • Conclusion
  • Questions

Who should attend:
General contractors and their project managers • Project owners and their representatives • Design professionals • Construction managers • Construction attorneys

Special features:
This webinar delves into a series of issues that cause claims on construction projects - some caused by owners and others caused by contractors. The webinar offers practical advice for both, to avoid such mistakes.

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time


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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

Browser:
IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Browser:
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

iOS
OS: iOS 8 or newer

Android
OS: Android 4.0 or higher

Instructor

Jim Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™.

The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc.

He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).




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$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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