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Concurrent Delay - The Owner's Newest Defense (CCL2302)

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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
Event Description

When a project gets delayed, liquidated damages are imposed by the project owners at the end, and the project contractors blame it on concurrent delay. Project contractors argue that a part or all of the delay in completion of the project was because of the owner or an external force, concurrent with the contractor's delays, and therefore liquidated damages should be forgiven or excused. Generally, project owners impose liquidated damages at the completion of the project, thus, a project contractor does not submit his concurrent delay claims until the end of the project.

Properly assessing concurrent delay and comprehensively understanding today's concurrent delay doctrine in U.S. law can be one of the most difficult challenges while resolving delay claims.

The audio conference Concurrent Delay - The Owner's Newest Defense by James G. Zack, Jr., & Emily Federico explores mechanisms, based on recent court rulings that owners employ to defeat a contractor's "concurrent delay defense".

Some of the topics that will be covered in the session:

  • The term concurrent delay
  • The genesis of the concurrent delay d octrine in the U.S. law
  • Why concurrent delay is important to both owners and contractors?
  • When most concurrent delay assertions are made on typical projects
  • Discuss the owners newest defense against concurrent delay assertions under
  • M. Maropakis Carpentry v. U.S.
  • Opinski Construction v. City of Oakdale
  • Summarize the impact of Maropakis & Opinski decisions
  • Practical tips for owners who use liquidated damages clauses
  • Useful tips for contactors seeking to preserve their rights to concurrent delay issues

Register now and learn how to defend against concurrent delay allegations and get practical advice to deal with the issues of concurrent delay.

About Our Speaker(s)

James G. Zack Jr. | Construction Claims Management SpeakerJames G. Zack Jr.
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 Constr... More info


Emily Federico | Construction Damage Analysis SpeakerEmily Federico
Emily Federico is an Associate Director in the Fairfield, CT and New York offices of Navigant Consulting, Inc.  Ms. Federico’s experience includes the preparation and analysis of various schedule delay, acceleration, loss of productivity and cost overruns claims.  Tasks performed included critical path method (CPM)... More info

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    Event Title: Concurrent Delay - The Owner's Newest Defense
    Presenter(s): James G. Zack Jr., Emily Federico

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