This seminar is intended to give attendees a better understanding of: CPM construction scheduling, scheduling-related contract clauses, proper CPM scheduling practices, common errors and manipulations contained in schedules, what to do when a delay dispute arises and how to formulate a delay analysis or defend against the same. This seminar would be of benefit to professionals who seek to gain an advantageous understanding of the role CPM scheduling can play throughout the project life cycle.
- Proper CPM development and updating
- Owner, contractor, scheduler and design professional perspectives
- How to identify schedule errors and manipulations
- How to avoid a delay dispute
- How to act when a delay dispute arises
- How to prepare a delay analysis
- How to defend against a delay analysis
- The attendee will be able to discuss how the schedule is calculated.
- The attendee will be able to identify improper assignment of constraints.
- The attendee will be able to review types of disputes and delays.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. The ABCs Of Scheduling
A. Types Of Schedules
B. CPM Scheduling Basics
2. Activity Durations
4. Logic Relationships
5. How Is The Schedule Calculated?
6. What Is Float?
7. Schedule Updating
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. What Does The Contract Say?
A. Standard Scheduling-Related Contract Clauses
C. Writing The Scheduling Clause Owner's Perspective
D. Beware Of The Scheduling Clause The Contractor's Perspective
E. Riding The Fence The Architect's Perspective And Duties
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Games People Play With Schedules
A. Incomplete Schedule Submittals
B. Missing And/Or Vague Activities
C. Improper Sequence/Poorly Defined Sequence
D. Open Ends
E. Improper Assignment Of Constraints
F. Failure To Include Contract Restraints, Milestones Or Phasing
G. Substantial vs. Final Completion
H. 'Everything Is Critical' Manipulation Of Total Float
I. Unreasonable Resource Considerations
J. Real Life Examples (Names Withheld)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
IV. Claims Prevention In The
A. Provision Of Supporting Documents To Aid Bidders To Be Schedule-Conscious During The Bid Phase
B. Equitable Schedule Risk Sharing
C. A + B Bidding
D. Setting Appropriate Completion Dates
E. Setting Appropriate LDs
F. Weather Allowances
G. Planning For Owner-Furnished Materials/Separate Contracts
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Scheduling During The Construction
A. Joint Project Scheduling
B. 'Scheduling The Work' And Then 'Working The Schedule'
C. Communication And Construction Documentation
D. Schedule Updating Do's And Don'ts
E. Tracking Delay Issues
F. As-Built Schedule Submittals
G. Time Extension Requests
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VI. When The Dispute Arises
A. Types Of Disputes
1. Disruption, Delay And Acceleration
2. Restricted Site Access
3. Timely Actions From Design Professionals (RFIs, Submittals, C/Os)
4. Excessive Changes And/Or Design Errors
5. Poor Contractor Performance
6. Owner-Furnished Materials/ Separate Contracts
B. Types Of Delay
1. Excusable And Compensable
2. Excusable And Non- Compensable
C. Dispute Resolution
D. 'Completion Schedules' vs. 'Acceleration Schedules'
E. Key Contract Clauses To Review
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VII. Schedule Delay Analysis Methods
A. What Is An As-Built Schedule?
B. Time Impact Analyses
C. Adjusted As-Built Schedule
D. 'Windows' Analyses
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Questions And Answers