When asked about the most common causes of construction claims, owners and contractors will likely recite a lengthy list including changes, delays, site conditions, lost labor productivity, etc. However, a recent global survey of the top five causes of claims found that contract administration issues are the largest cause of claims. The Construction Forum has determined that contract administration issues are not caused solely by one party to the contract but rather are caused by both owners and contractors.
Learn how to deal with RFIs properly in order to avoid claims;
Become aware of the risk of giving verbal direction for contractors to proceed with changes without written change orders;
Be exposed to the risks due to the failure to settle delays as they arise;
Be able to identify problems when RFIs are used to correct design errors or change the as bid contract requirements;
Understand the risk of waiver when they object to submittal of written notices from contractors.
Discover the risk of not tracking time and costs of changes separately;
Understand the risk of proceeding with changes without written change orders;
Be aware of the danger of not creating a well thought out baseline schedule and issuing accurate schedule updates.
Be provided with a series of lessons learned designed to help both sides avoid such mistakes.
Who Should Attend?
General contractors and their project managers
• Project owners and their representatives
• Design professionals
• Construction managers
• Construction attorneys
International Survey Concerning Construction Claims
Most Common Cause of Disputes
Lessons Learned – Owners
Lessons Learned – Contractors
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