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.
Who Should Attend
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