This seminar is intended to give attendees an understanding of the ways in which Critical Path Method (CPM) construction 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 also addresses defenses against these manipulations of construction schedules and scheduling specification requirements.
- An overview of CPM scheduling
- Interpreting standard contract provisions
- Schedule considerations - an owner's perspective
- Legal issues relevant to scheduling
- Recovery of delay damages
- The attendee will be able to discuss the Critical Path Method on construction scheduling.
- The attendee will be able to identify the standard contract provisions.
- The attendee will be able to review the legal issues relevant to construction scheduling.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A. Introduction Of Faculty
B. History Of Critical Path Method Scheduling
C. Scheduling Today
D. Identifying Today's Scheduling Nuances
E. The Benefits Of Reasoned, Well-Considered Scheduling
F. Communicating The Schedule
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Critical Path Basics
B. Characteristics Of A Well-Prepared Schedule
D. Schedule Logic, Part 1
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Schedule Considerations – An
B. Indicators Of Problems
C. Effective Communications
D. Owner-Caused Delays
IV. Interpreting Standard Contract
A. General Contract Rules
B. Relationship Of Plans And Specifications To Written Contract
C. Change Orders
D. Contract Issues And Options
E. Key Contract General Condition Clauses
F. Subcontract Agreements And Strategies
G. Liquidated Damages
H. No Damage Or Delay
I. Acceleration – Actual And Constructive
J. Other Schedule Impact Claims
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Advanced Critical Path Method
B. Logic, Part 2 And Constraints
D. Float And Negative Float
E. Planned Value, Earned Value
F. Cash Flow
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
A. Resource Loading
B. Planned Value, Earned Value
C. Progress vs. Planned Progress
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VII. Legal Issues Relevant To
Scheduling And Recovery Of
A. Implied Duties
B. Who Owns The Float?
C. The Right To Finish Early
D. Concurrent Delay
E. Documenting Claims
F. Claim Strategy And Tactics
G. Following Proper Claims Procedure
H. Pricing The Amount Of The Claim
I. Legal Burdens And Standard Of Proof For Recovery Of Delay Damages
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Question And Answer Period