Upcoming WPL Publishing Webinar To Address Claim Mitigation in Construction Projects

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Two construction experts will offer webinar attendees advice on choosing appropriate project delivery methods, planning for claim avoidance and mitigation, and several other issues.

WPL Publishing later this month will sponsor a webinar to advise construction professionals on how to keep their exposure to construction claims to a minimum.

Plans and contracts are fraught with terms that can land construction professionals in litigation. WPL's 90-minute webinar, entitled "Claim Mitigation on Construction Projects," will show them how to minimize their exposure and keep them out of court or even help them win if they do end up there. To register for the webinar, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/26tk2g5.

The key to a successful project is good contract development and enforcement of requirements contained in the contract or protections. Without that, contract protections may be lost or waived. The webinar will provide strategies to avoid claims, before the project begins as well as during the project, covering, among other things, the following areas:

  • Choosing the proper project delivery method.
  • Advance planning for claim avoidance and mitigation.
  • How to measure the contractor’s performance: quality- and quantity-based measurement systems.
  • Recognizing early warning signals of a troubled project.
  • Dispute and claim mitigation: proactive monitoring and intervention.
  • General methodologies for proof of damages.

One of the featured speakers during the webinar will be Kyle Ostergard, a partner in the law firm of Alston + Bird LLC. He focuses on construction law, suretyship, and business disputes. He drafts and counsels clients on contracts of all types. He has represented owners/developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in connection with all types of construction projects.

Ching Wei, director and a founding member of Criterium Consulting Group Inc., also will address webinar attendees. His firm specializes in project and construction management as well as litigation support, alternative dispute resolution, and claims analysis services to the construction industry, government contracting groups, and business communities. He is engaged by law firm clients to testify as an expert on topics including schedule delay, work disruption, and related costs and damages. He also is engaged by construction and manufacturing clients to set up schedule, cost, and administrative controls on large-scale complex projects.

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 webinar attendees can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/26tk2g5.

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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