This seminar is designed for attorneys, architects, engineers, construction and project managers, presidents and vice presidents, contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, principals, consultants, lenders and other construction professionals.
This seminar is intended to give attendees an understanding of the legal issues relevant to scheduling and Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and how to use CPM to contract scheduling specifications to effectively plan and construct capitol projects. Additionally attendees will gain an understanding of how CPM scheduling and construction scheduling specifications can be used (or misused) to provide unreliable results or results that are intended to bolster delay claim positions.
The seminar will include:
• Interpreting And Using Scheduling Contract Provisions
• Critical Path Method Scheduling Basics
• The Magic Behind A Critical Path Method Schedule
• CPM Schedule Tricks, Traps And Ploys
• Delay Evaluation Uses And Abuses
• Legal Issues Relevant To Recovery Of Delay Damages
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Break 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
A. Scheduling Today
B. Today’s Tricks, Traps And Ploys
C. Why Realistic, Well Thought-Out Schedules Benefit Everyone
II. Interpreting Standard Contract Provisions
A. Contract Duration
B. Liquidated Damages
C. Responsibility For Coordination
D. Schedule Preparation And Updating
E. No Damage For Delay
III. Critical Path Method Scheduling Basics
A. What Is Critical Path Scheduling?
B. Characteristics Of A Useful Schedule
C. Practical Considerations
IV. The Magic Behind A Critical Path Method Schedule
A. Schedule Calculation Methods
B. Work Calendars
C. Resource Constraints And Mandatory Start And Finish Dates
D. Schedule Plot Formats
V. Baseline Schedule Tricks, Traps And Ploys
A. Early Completion Schedules
B. Owner-Controlled Or Designer-Related Activities
C. Redirection Of The Project Critical Path
D. Float Sequestration
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
VI. Schedule Updating Gamesmanship And Watch Outs
A. Reschedule Or Update?
B. Out-Of-Sequence Work
C. Inaccurate Activity Progressing, False Historical Information And The Insertion Of “Delay” Activities
D. Schedule Comparison Software
VII. Delay Evaluation Uses And Abuses
A. What Are Excusable And Compensable Delays?
B. Delay Evaluation Techniques
C. Tricks, Traps And Ploys
VIII. Using The Contract To Prevent Schedule Abuse
A. Baseline Schedules
B. Schedule Updates
C. Contemporaneous Analysis Of Delay
IX. Legal Issues Relevant To Scheduling And Recovery Of Delay
A. Implied Duties
B. Who Owns The Float?
C. The Right To Finish Early
D. Concurrent Delay
E. Legal Burdens And Standard Of Proof For Recovery Of Delay Damages
X. Questions And Answers