As a professional involved in construction projects, you must have a solid understanding of the key quality control measures commonly used to increase project quality and have the ability to recognize and take advantage of effective cost saving opportunities. This highly informative seminar will provide you with the information you need to increase project quality and reduce expenses by avoiding costly change orders and unnecessary claims related to hastily drafted and reviewed construction documents.
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
II. Recognizing And Correcting
Problems In Contract Documents
1. Due Diligence (Site
Geotechnical, Environmental Evaluations,
Evaluating Physical Needs Assessments, Destructive And Exploratory Testing, Verify Or Compile As-Built Documentation
2. Code Research
3. Jurisdictional Agency Reviews
4. Design Review Meetings
5. Constructability Reviews
1. Pre-Bid Conference
3. Prequalification Of Prime Contractors
1. Requests For Information
2. Owner's Right To Authorize Changes
3. Notice Of Changed Or Differing Site Conditions
4. Conflicting Requirements Among The Contract Documents
5. Schedule Updates
6. Accord And Satisfaction Change Orders
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
III. Examining Working Drawings And
Specifications For Potential
A. Errors And Omissions
D. Order Of Precedence
E. Inter-Discipline Technical Review
F. Intra-Discipline Technical Review
G. Coordination Between Front-End Documents And Technical Specifications
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Question And Answer
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
V. Practical Tips And Techniques For
Increasing Project Quality
A. Independent Materials And Testing Inspection
B. Pre-Job (Pre-Work) Meetings
D. Submittal Reviews
E. Designating Quality Control Officer
1:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
VI. Avoiding Unnecessary Claims
A. Independent Evaluation
B. Avoid Defense Of Drawings
C. Timely Issuance And Negotiations Of Change Orders
D. Recognizing Schedule Impacts
E. Good Faith Negotiations
F. Document Control
G. Contractor In Business To Make Profit
H. Audit Rights
I. False Claims
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
VII. Identifying Other Methods Of
A. Realistic Project Budgets
B. Value Engineering
C. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
D. Alternate Bid Items
E. Accurate Estimates
F. Establish Cost Codes
G. Limit Cost Reimbursable Work
H. Issue Change Orders Monthly (Settle As You Go)
I. Update Project Budget
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Question And Answer