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In this 5-day course you will analyze the issues when a dispute arises during construction and examine its time and cost impacts on a project, thus preventing the dispute from becoming a claim. You will also learn how to deal with contract claims, how to prepare and negotiate a settlement, and produce a counterclaim if needed. As well, the course will help you resolve claims in a more effective manner, thus avoiding lengthy and expensive litigation. A variety of case studies will be presented.
What Do Participants Learn?
Analyze dispute and claim causes and their impact on time and cost, and to assess the parties’ entitlements.
Learn how to negotiate settlements, mediate disputes, and address claims due to various issues.
Be provided with practical advice on how to assess claims’ validity and impact, and those related to project scheduling, counterclaim against the contractor, and resolve claims more effectively.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for all Contract Managers, Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Construction Managers, Contractors, Sub-contractors, Site Engineers, Senior Management, Owners and Government Agencies, Architects, and Construction Professionals
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Dispute Causes and Their Impact
Suspension of the Work
Re-sequencing of the Work
Variations in Estimated Quantities
Differing Site Conditions
Defective Specifications and Drawings
Acceleration of the Work
Termination for Convenience
Termination for Default and Reprocurement
Cost Estimation for Variations
Contract Stipulations to Calculate Cost of Variations
Claims for Unforeseen Conditions at the Start of the Job
Contractor’s Obligation to Investigate the Site
Employer’s Obligation to Give Information About the Site
Unforeseen Behavior or Conditions
Engineer’s Role in Mitigating Such Claims
Claims for Variations
Variation Order Cost Estimates
Job Factors Affecting
Overhead and Profit
Reservation of Indirect Costs
Forms for Pricing Changes
Emphasis on Network Analysis Techniques
Techniques for Delay with Construction Project management (CPM)
Evaluation of Claims Related to Project Scheduling
Checklist for Use of CPM in Litigation
Claims for Delay
Claims for Disruption
The Relationship Between Loss and Expense and Extensions of Time
Damages for Delay
Substantial Completion and Contract Close-Out
Commissioning and Handing Over
Preparation of Punch List
Starting of Systems
Counterclaims Against the Contractor
Set-Off Claims by the Employer
Liquidated Damage Claims by the Employer
Claims by the Employer Arising from Defective Materials and Workmanship