This seminar is intended to give attendees an understanding of the how parties in construction can successfully avoid and handle some of the risks of construction – especially the ones related to change order disputes and claims. The program provides detailed examination of current issues and ways to handle these challenges to protect your interests and bolstering your position. The seminar also addresses defenses against claims.
The seminar will include:
- Strategies To Deal With The Current Challenges Concerning Change Order And Cost Overruns
- Cutting Edge Legal Developments And Trends That Impact Construction
- Evaluating The Impact Of The Amelco Case On Total Cost Claims
- Avoiding The Pitfalls Of False Claims In Public Construction
- Using The Contract To Prevent Problems
- Evaluating And Defending Claims
- Practical Considerations For Successful Handling Of Delay Claims
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Overview: Trends And 'Games' In Construction
A. Challenges Of Construction Today
B. Identifying Today's Tricks, Traps And Ploys
C. Strategies For Dealing With Major Problems
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Change Order 'Games'
A. Causes Of Change Orders
B. Differing Site Conditions
C. Design Deficiencies
D. Owner Changes
E. Change Order Mark-Ups
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. Panel Discussion #1: Minimizing Change Orders
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Total Cost Claims: Recent Developments
A. Total Cost Claims: The Basics
B. Impact Of The Amelco Case On Total Cost Claims
C. Other Cases Impacting Total Cost Claims
D. Lessons Learned On Total Cost Claims
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
V. The Dilemma Of False Claims In Construction Litigation
A. False Claims: The Basics
B. Actions That May Lead To False Claim Allegations
C. Prosecuting Or Defending A False Claims Case
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Schedule 'Games'
A. Strategic Use Of Schedules
B. Schedule 'Games' – Preferential Logic And Sequestering Of Float
C. Early Completion Schedules
D. Review And Approval Of Schedules
E. Schedule Revision And Updates
F. Proving Delay And Impact
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Panel Discussion #2: Other 'Games' Currently In Vogue