This seminar is intended to give attendees an understanding of the ways in which forms of construction and scheduling can be used (or misused) to trap the contracting parties into unanticipated situations; and/or provide unreliable results or results that are intended to bolster delay claim positions.
- Scheduling traps
- Killer contract clauses
- Avoid contract/performance tricks
- Getting full compensation for claims
- The attendee will be able to discuss negotiation strategies.
- The attendee will be able to identify site conditions.
- The attendee will be able to review alternative dispute resolution.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A. The Roles Of The Sales Representative, Contract Manager, Scheduling Manager And Project Manager
B. Stages Of Performance
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. Contract Negotiation Ploys
A. Interpreting Standard Contract Provisions
B. Killer Contract Clauses
C. Negotiation Strategies
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Protecting Your Company By Preparing To Execute
A. Timing/Scheduling Issues
1. Float/Scheduling/Critical Path
2. Who Owns The Float?
B. Cash Flow
1. Incentive/Disincentive/Liquidated Damages
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Performance Issues Traps
A. Change Orders/CCD's/Managing Creeping Contract Scope
B. Using The Contract To Prevent Scheduling Abuse
D. Differing Site Conditions
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
V. Specific Traps
A. Advice Will Be Discussed For Several Common Pitfalls Based On The Principles Developed Above
3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
VI. Assessing Your Damages
A. What Does Your Contract Say?
B. Do Damages Arise Outside Your Contract
C. Capturing All Damages
2. Home Office Overhead
3. Change Orders
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Where Do You Seek Relief?
A. Administrative Remedies
B. Alternative Dispute Resolution
VII. Questions And Answers