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Managing Subsurface Risk: Understand How Much Risk You Really Own (CCL920A)

Presented by: Zach Jones
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
  •  Wed, December 5, 2012
Event Description

Register now, for this 60-minute audio session where our expert speaker, Zach Jones, will discuss in detail the greatest risk of subsurface construction: unexpected ground conditions that send construction costs skyrocketing.

Despite technological advancements in drilling, sampling, and testing, contractors and engineers still must begin subsurface construction without knowing exactly what they will encounter. Despite what many believe are clear contractual risk allocations, real-world disputes between owners, engineers, and contractors reveal that ambiguity and conflict abound.

Now, you can cut through that ambiguity and avoid unnecessary conflict by learning from others' mistakes. This webinar will examine real-world claims where a contractor encountered differing site conditions, the contract contained a differing site conditions clause, and yet the contractor was not entitled to additional compensation. In each case, we will analyze exactly what led to the dispute, how the courts resolved the dispute—and how the parties could have avoided the dispute in the first place.

What you will learn:

By reviewing several real-world claims, attendees will gain a better understanding of specific fact patterns that have led to conflicts. Specifically, this webinar will cover:,

  • The history and development of the contractual allocation of subsurface risk in construction contracts
  • Risk-sharing models in modern, sophisticated contracts
  • Case Study: Traditional construction contracts that govern disputes involving subsurface conditions
  • Case Study: Modern risk-sharing contracts that govern disputes involving subsurface conditions
  • Risk management strategy: How to develop a substantiated record (documentation is key!)

Who should attend?

This webinar is appropriate for:

  • Contractors and subcontractors (e.g., civil, highway, industrial, commercial, tunneling, shaft, excavation, marine, and geotechnical contractors)
  • Public and private owners
  • Design professionals (e.g., project engineers, design engineers, and consultant engineers)
  • Contract specialists and claims consultants
  • Program managers and project managers
  • Estimators and operational/regional managers
  • Procurement professionals
  • Attorneys
About Our Speaker(s)

Zach Jones | Construction Industry SpeakerZach Jones
Zach Jones is a construction attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, with the firm of Stites & Harbison who represents contractors across the country and around the world.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Zach was a project engineer and estimator for W.L. Hailey & Company (now Layne, ENR Top 400 #53).  Having bid and built ... More info

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