e-Builder and The Duggan Rhodes Group to Host Webinar on Construction Claims Avoidance, Mitigation, and Winning Strategies

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Leading claims consultants to share practical strategies related to claims avoidance.

e-Builder, provider of web-based capital program and project management software to North America's top construction owners and AEC firms, will team with The Duggan Rhodes Group, experts on construction claims, expert witness testimony and project controls, to present "The Teflon Project Manager: Claims Avoidance and Winning Strategies". Mr. Peter Duggan, co-founder and principal with The Duggan Rhodes Group and an industry claims expert will lead the 1-hour webinar Thursday, Jul 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM EDT. The session will be moderated by Jonathan Antevy, CEO and co-founder of e-Builder.

The webinar will provide executives from owner organizations, construction and program management firms, and construction professionals involved in facility planning, design, and construction, with practical approaches to claims avoidance, mitigation, plus winning strategies to deal with existing claims. To register go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/268272340.

This webinar will provide participants with a thorough explanation of:
1. The Components of a Construction Claim
2. The Fundamentals of Delay Claims
3. The Fundamentals of Disruption Claims
4. Schedule Analysis Methodologies to Identify and Mitigate Delays
5. Tools / Practices for Managing and Decreasing Claim Risk

Additionally, the session will provide practical advice on establishing a project management framework to enable:

  • Audit trails of all actions as to eliminate the blame game and finger pointing.
  • An 'early warning radar' that notifies the right people when the project budget or schedule is trending in the wrong direction.

Mr. Peter Duggan, CCE, PSP, consults with Engineering News Record Top 400 contractors, public and private owners, and over 50 construction litigation firms throughout the country. Mr. Duggan's 15 years of experience include his work as principal in the construction and utility practice at Peterson Worldwide, later acquired by Navigant Consulting. Mr. Duggan has been involved with hundreds of projects including international airport facilities totaling over $1 billion in construction costs, several power plant projects totaling over $2 billion in construction costs, and hundreds of millions of worth of hospitals, transportation projects, and waste water treatment facilities.

About The Duggan Rhodes Group:
The Duggan Rhodes Group is a construction consulting firm specializing in Construction Claim, Expert Witness Testimony and Project Control services. DRG's experts have been involved in hundreds of construction disputes, providing them with the knowledge to help construction stakeholders mitigate risk, move projects back on track and document and resolve disputes in real time. In addition to our commitment to quality and unprecedented client service, DRG stays on the pulse of construction technology, utilizing 4-Dimensional Scheduling and online information management tools, to offer the highest quality of services to our construction clients. To learn more about DRG, please visit http://www.dugganrhodes.com.

About e-Builder:
e-Builder is a leading provider of web-based, capital program and project management and collaboration software. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, provides owners of large capital development projects with a way to reduce contingency expenditures and control schedule and scope across their entire portfolio to ensure timely, on-budget project completion. Since 1995 e-Builder's technology and industry focus has provided thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with solutions that enhance development and construction processes. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.

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