Construction Claims from A to Z
Dec 10, 2018 /
Course Code: 1205-WEB18
Construction Claims are the two strong words that strike fear and loathing in the hearts of employers and construction managers alike. These words that have spawned an entire industry dedicated to preventing, asserting and resolving difficulties that occur on a construction project. Claims have grown around the world in the past 50 years and are now a major construction management issue, often overshadowing on-time or on-budget performance.
As a result, throughout the world the rise of construction claims has been paralleled by the advent of stricter contracts, an explosion of dispute resolution alternatives, and in many locations, a hardening of employer attitudes towards contractorsí pleas for relief from perceived changes in the work. No member of the project team, from designers to managers to contractors to employers, has been left untouched by the rise of construction claims.
This presentation will outline the basics of why and how claims develop, what it takes to make a claim, what it takes to defend against a claim, and some rules to help avoid, minimize and resolve claims.
Critical concepts that will be addresses as part of the presentation include:
- Major steps in setting up the project to prevent claims
- Essential characteristics of each claim type
- The legal and practical issues with claims
- What records do you need to keep or develop for claims
- Advantages of various contract delivery methods
Individuals who would benefit from this presentation include:
- Owners wanting to run claim-free projects
- Project Managers wanting to better control projects
- Contract Managers trying to cope with claims
- Contractors who need to know how to recover their losses
- Professionals interested in the limits of claims
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John Livengood is a Managing Director with Navigantís Global Construction Practice and has 40 years of experience in construction, design, delay analysis and litigation support.
Johnís areas of expertize include: construction, construction management, government contracts, litigation support, mediation, arbitration, construction litigation, cost analysis, change order analysis, delay and disruption claims, acceleration claims, and loss of productivity claims. As an expert witness, John has testified in court and arbitration proceedings throughout the world on delay and productivity issues as well as damages and causation issues.
Mr. Livengood is active in several professional organizations, including AACE International, ABA, CMAA and the ASCE. He has published numerous articles on construction claims and delay analysis and speaks regularly on these topics. He is also one of the principal authors of the AACE Recommended Practice on Forensic Schedule Analysis (RP29R-03, 2011). Mr. Livengood holds a B.Arch. from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Catholic University of America.
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- 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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