WPL Publishing Webinar To Examine Productivity Disputes in the Construction Industry

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During the webinar, a construction claims expert will explain the components of a successful construction productivity claim, the weaknesses of such claims, and how to respond.

Next month, WPL Publishing will help professionals in the construction industry understand what makes for a good productivity claim by sponsoring an interactive webinar that features a leading expert on the topic.

More and more construction claims are including a loss-of-productivity component, but too often the claimed amount is not properly substantiated or presented. The webinar, "Loss of Productivity Disputes -- New Developments on an Expensive and Tricky Issue," not only will provide advice for the ideal productivity claim but also examine the weaknesses of such claims and how to respond. The 90-minute webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yle8pe8.

Loss of productivity is often the reason for other claim elements, such as delay, acceleration, and extended overhead. Understanding a loss-of-productivity claim’s strengths and weaknesses will help construction professionals evaluate other types of claims.

Addressing webinar attendees will be William Ibbs, a professor of civil engineering and leader of the University of California at Berkeley's Construction Management program. He is a recognized expert on the subject of construction and construction claims, particularly cumulative impact of changes, schedule delay and disruption, and loss of labor productivity. He and the associates of his firm also have worked and testified on other construction-related issues such as professional standard of care, personal injury, false claims, and loss of business value disputes.

Participants in this webinar will learn the latest technical and legal concepts associated with loss of productivity along with these other critical issues:

  • What is productivity? Why is it important? How should it be measured?
  • What guidelines, methods, and tools are commonly used to measure loss of productivity?
  • When can loss-of-productivity claims be asserted? What types of documentation should accompany the claim?
  • How do courts and appeals boards view loss of productivity?
  • What contractual provisions can be used to present and support loss-of-productivity claims, and which can be used to rebut them?

Additional topics related to loss of productivity -- scheduling, accounting, and false claims -- also will be covered.

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker's presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so that attendees can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about the topics discussed.

To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yle8pe8.

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). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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