Webinar Teaches Construction Professionals How to Schedule Weather Contingencies to Avoid Delay Claims and Maximize Compensable Delays

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Weather plays a significant role in the planning and execution of a construction project. A new webinar by WPL Publishing will dissect the strategies needed for handling weather contingencies to create a successful CPM construction schedule and contract and avoid delay claims.

When it comes to planning for predictable as well as unpredictable weather contingencies, construction contractors and project owners need to know how to beat Mother Nature at her own game, or at least work around her. Knowing how to schedule these factors in relationship to the critical path can be the difference between receiving a compensable delay versus a non-compensable time extension.

In a new webinar by WPL Publishing -- "Strategies for Weather Planning in Construction Schedules" -- nationally recognized construction consultants Michael Stone and Chris Carson and their panel of scheduling experts will discuss how to draw up a contract and schedule that account for weather contingencies. They will enumerate the strategies necessary to deliver the best possible outcome when weather conditions hinder a project and time extensions and delay claims enter the equation. To learn more, visit http://tinyurl.com/weathercontingencies.

In addition, during this 90-minute presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 17, Stone and Carson will discuss:

  • How early/late start, critical path and float calculations are affected
  • The best method to employ when using distinct weather activities
  • How weather factors into float sequestration
  • Geographical considerations and sources of historical weather data
  • Different outcomes with different scheduling software

This webinar is a don't-miss event for construction professionals, schedulers, engineers, architects, owners, contractors, subcontractors and the attorneys who represent them.

This presentation is an excellent source of in-house training for the entire staff. And, because webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. An audio CD of the presentation, as well as all handouts, is also available for purchase. To learn more about the webinar and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/weathercontingencies or call (301) 765-9525.

Michael E. Stone, PMP, PSP, is president of Professional Project Management Services. During his more than 26 years in the construction industry, Stone has been the contractor's project manager, the engineer's representative and for the past 10 years, the owner's representative on major facility projects. His experience includes work on process plants, material handling / shipping terminals, airport civil work, roads and highways, utilities and municipal water and wastewater facilities.

Chris Carson, PSP, CCM, is corporate director of project controls for Alpha Corporation, a multi-state professional consulting firm. Carson manages a team of schedulers, analysts, project managers and trainers, providing construction management services specializing in scheduling, schedule analysis, claims avoidance and claims preparation and defense. He has more than 35 years of experience in scheduling and construction management of all types of construction projects as well as infrastructure and civil/site work.

WPL Publishing Co. Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com) and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). It also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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