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Construction Claims - Keys to Preparation (CCL161A)

  • Product Format
    Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
    Peter Vosbikian
  • Conference Date
    Tue, January 19, 2016
  • Length
    75 minutes

Get Expert Guidance on Preparing and Documenting for a Construction Claim, and Quantifying its Delay & Impact!

Construction claims are an unwelcomed reality that all too many stakeholders are seeing progressively increase. A contract between parties is intended to represent that delicate equilibrium of covenant where each party has obligations in meeting the project goal. With cost, time and performance parameters becoming more rigid however, owner contracts are becoming stricter and there's greater reluctance to allow for deviations from the agreement. Any upset or imbalance to that equilibrium can either result in a mutually consented adjustment to that agreement, or a pending dispute.

Managing and effectively addressing and resolving disputes as they arise oftentimes involve more than prudent planning, good contracts and capable contractors. It involves a unique combination of a proactive approach as well as mutual trust and cooperation among the stakeholders. While these qualities and measures are helpful in reducing or managing claims, it will not eliminate them.

This session with expert speaker Peter Vosbikian will address some of the fundamental concepts and notions in understanding how claims can develop, how to document work and impacts, and how to quantify the impact of a change. It also addresses considerations for preparing change orders as well as guidelines for how to prepare a claim.

Whether you're starting or have already begun a project, experienced an impact, or involved in a claim, this session will provide guidance on how to prepare a claim. It will also provide insight on the data and documentation needed should an impact arise, as well as how to quantify the delay and cost impact incurred resulting from such changes.

Session Highlights

  • Review techniques for prudent planning
  • Understand what can cause claims
  • Understand why notice is important
  • See why it's important to effectively communicate a change
  • Understand the information that should be tracked and the documentation prepared in the event of a claim
  • Understand the different categories of damages
  • Get tips for reducing claims

Learning Objectives

  • Identify considerations for setting up the project schedule
  • Learn about common mistakes that can cause claims and how to avoid them
  • Understand the different types of claims and changes that can occur
  • Understand different methodologies for quantifying delays
  • Learn how to clearly present a change
  • Understand what causation is, and why it's important to properly address
  • Examine considerations when pricing a change
  • Learn what the necessary elements are for preparing a claim

Who should attend?

  • Owners
  • General Contractors
  • Construction Managers
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys

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About the Presenter(s)


Peter Vosbikian is a qualified trial expert in schedule delay analysis and damages. Mr. Vosbikian has over 20 years of experience in construction, civil engineering, and construction program management specializing in; construction dispute and clai...More Info

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