Construction projects are a hotbed for claims unless everything goes exactly as planned. In order to ensure zero claims, there should be no shortage of qualified labor, no adverse weather conditions, timely delivery of materials and equipment, and no changes or delays. It is highly unlikely that all these factors will work in perfect synchronicity in a construction project.
However, claims (requests for additional time or money under the provisions of the contract) do not have to result in disputes. Disputes arise when contractors and owners cannot resolve claims by negotiation and turn unresolved issues over to attorneys to resolve them in the legal arena. That's where the trouble starts.
This webinar by our construction claims expert, James Zack, is designed to show owners and their representatives how disputes can be avoided at the end of the project through prior dispute resolution planning while designing, bidding and through the various phases of a construction project.
Among other things, this session will discuss these important issues in construction contracts:
After attending this session you will have a much better understanding of how owners, designers and owner representatives can structure project documents to provide for resolution of claims on projects and avoid legal disputes at the end. Plus, you will get an 11-point checklist of actions you can take to avoid disputes at the end of the project.
Who should attend
Although the webinar is intended primarily for owners and their representatives, contractors will better understand the intent and operation of such clauses should you become involved in a project which has adopted some or all of these approaches.
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