In an event of delayed project, when owners try to impose liquidated damages on contractors, the latter respond to such allegations with an excuse of concurrent delay. That is, contractors argue that some or all of the project delay was actually caused either by the owner or an external force, concurrent with the contractor’s delays, and therefore liquidated damages should be forgiven or excused. As owners generally do not impose liquidated damages until the end of the project, frequently a contractor’s claim of concurrent delay is not submitted until the project is complete.
This webinar by expert speakers Emily Federico & James G. Zack, Jr. explores mechanisms based on recent court rulings that owners employ to defeat a contractor’s “concurrent delay defense”.
The webinar also defines the term “concurrent delay”; discusses the background of today’s concurrent delay doctrine in U.S. law; explores two recent court cases – one Federal and the other State – which provide owners with some new defenses; and offers practical advice to owners and contractors when dealing with the issue of concurrent delay.
Who Should Attend
Emily Federico is an Associate Director in the Fairfield, CT office 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) s... More info
James G. Zack Jr.
James G. Zack Jr. is the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management for Fluor Co... More info