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Impact and Control of RFIs on Construction Projects (CCLO51B)

Presented by: James G. Zack Jr.
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90 minutes
Event Description
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Get Expert Strategies to Prevent and Mitigate the Adverse Impacts of RFIs on Construction Projects

This webinar by expert speaker James G. Zack, Jr. discusses the genesis of RFIs (request for information) and their development. You will understand the impact that RFI has on construction projects by taking help from the data provided by ACONEX as well as other studies to understand how RFIs and the RFI processes impact both small and large scale construction projects. This session will also address the abuse of the RFI process, examining how some contractors misuse RFIs in order to increase profitability - a practice somewhat institutionalized in the past decade. With the help of a case study, the speaker will illustrate how the process can be abused and will examine the legal arguments for cumulative impact as a result of a large quantity of RFIs.

By attending this webinar, you will know how as an owner, you contribute inadvertently to RFI abuse when you fail to adopt the practices which are there for contractual safeguarding against RFI process' potential negative impacts. You will get a framework which reduces RFI's impact that consists of three principal recommendations: 1) The incorporation of critical definitions, 2) Specification of RFI control, and, 3) Tracking electronic RFI and monitoring them. This sets forth the best practices concerned with RFIs which is adopted by the contractors and owners and can be implemented to manage the RFI process.

The webinar will thoroughly discuss the abuse as well as use of RFIs that happen on construction projects. It would include various ways which can be used to mitigate RFIs potential adverse impact. You will get a number of contractual mechanisms which can be used to control the RFI process and also mitigate potential impact damage claims based on the number of RFIs. You will be able to know the best management practices related to the RFI process.

Session Highlights:

  • Know how the RFI process came to existence and how it is to be used in the construction industry.
  • Better understand the RFIs impact on construction projects analyzing data from approx 1400 projects, including the average cost and time in reviewing and responding to RFIs.
  • Know how the process of RFI can be abused and put to use as a basis of claims.
  • Learn about legal decisions concerning how the number of RFIs on projects has been used to prove delay and cumulative impact claims.
  • Learn about the definitions that should be included in a construction project to lessen the impact of RFIs.
  • Examine a proposed RFI specification that may be included in a contract to mitigate the impact of RFIs.
  • Learn how electronic monitoring and tracking of RFIs helps in mitigating its adverse impacts on projects.
  • Know the way in which adverse impact of RFI can be mitigated through contractual mechanisms.
  • Learn about the best practices for managing RFIs and the RFI process.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys dealing with construction delays and cumulative impact claims.
  • Owners and owner representatives managing capital improvement projects.
  • Contractor executives, project managers, project sponsors and project control personnel.
  • Construction managers and design professionals performing services during construction.
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

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