This seminar is intended to provide attendees with an understanding of the importance of various project documentation in the successful prosecution of a construction project, with a specific focus on construction specifications, drawings, plans and schedules. The seminar also addresses several practical and legal concepts related to these important project documents.
This introductory seminar is suitable for entry and mid-level industry professionals and for others involved in construction, including owners, who want to gain a basic understanding of the construction contract specifications, drawings, and progress schedules and the legal interrelationship of these critical project documents.
- An overview of construction project organization and project delivery methods
- Project documentation and the significance to project management and potential claim recovery
- Basic understanding of construction contract documents, with an emphasis on specifications and drawings
- An overview of legal concepts related to construction specifications and project drawings
- An introduction to construction project scheduling and principal scheduling methods
- An overview of legal concepts related to the use of construction project scheduling, including schedule use in the preparation of various time related (delay) contract claims
- The attendee will be able to discuss construction contract specifications.
- The attendee will be able to identify scheduling specifications.
- The attendee will be able to review practical tips for supporting potential delay claims.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Overview Of The Construction Project, Contract Documents And Contract Administration
A. Typical Construction Project Organization And Delivery Methods
B. Defining The Project Scope Of Work: The Role Of The Contract Documents
C. Basic Construction Contract Administration
D. Construction Project Documentation/Record Keeping
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Understanding The Construction Contract Defining The Scope Of Work
A. Definitions And Language
B. The General Conditions Of The Contract
C. Construction Contract Specifications
D. Construction Contract Drawings Typical Types And Organization
E. Reading The Typical Drawing Set: Plans, Sections, Elevations And Details
F. Contract Addenda And Contract Modifications
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. The Law And Construction Contract Specifications And Project Drawings Part 1
A. Contract Document Relationships Defining Rights, Remedies And Obligations
B. Basic Rules Of Contract Interpretation
C. Legal Significance And Interpretation Of Contract Drawings
D. Common Coordination And Conflict Problems In Drawing Interpretation
1. Lack Of Coordination And Conflicts Among Contract Documents
2. Errors, Omissions And Ambiguities
3. Conflicts With Actual Conditions; Failure To Investigate
4. Conflicts With Required Code And Standards
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
III. The Law And Construction Contract Specifications And Project Drawings Part 2
E. Application Of Typical Remedy Granting Clauses
F. Legal Effect Of Other Documents Referenced In The Contract
G. Legal Effect Of Contractor Submittal And Shop Drawings
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Overview Of Construction Project Scheduling
A. Scheduling Basics
B. Importance Of Scheduling Why Projects Need Schedules
C. Scheduling Specifications The Contract Requirements
D. Overview Of Scheduling Methodologies And Techniques
E. The Predominance Of CPM And Network Based Schedules
F. CPM Fundamentals How To Read And Interpret A CPM Schedule
G. Practical Uses Of The CPM Project Schedule
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
V. The Law And Construction Schedules
A. Contract Requirements Regarding Project Schedules
B. The Schedule As A Project Tool: A Contact Obligation Or Guideline
C. Schedule Use In Proving/Refuting Contract Claims: The Legal Significance Of Different Scheduling Methodologies
D. Fundamentals Of The Delay Claim And Delay Analysis
1. Proving Project Delay Through Construction Schedule Analysis
2. Schedules As Evidence
3. Damages For Project Delay
4. Contract Procedures And Potential Bars To Delay Claims
5. Practical Tips For Supporting Potential Delay Claims
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Seminar Wrap-Up