Interactive Event to Address Differing Site Conditions, Resulting Disputes Between Parties in Construction Projects

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The WPL Publishing webinar is designed to benefit public and private owners, design professionals, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and attorneys.

Differing Site Conditions: The Big Game of Shifting Risk

WPL Publishing soon will host a webinar on the best ways to navigate the thorny issue of differing site conditions in construction projects and the claims and disputes that can result.

Differing site conditions are frequent sources of dispute between owners and contractors. Many contractors proceed with work under changed conditions with the misconception that conditions at the site, which they neither expected nor included in their bid, automatically constitute “extras” and should be addressed as such. Unfortunately, this assumption can lead to costly disputes between the parties of a construction project. These types of disputes will be the focus of “Differing Site Conditions: The Big Game of Shifting Risk,” a 90-minute webinar scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. To register, visit

This webinar will discuss various scenarios involving differing site condition claims and how the construction industry deals with those claims, both via contract and in the courts. Webinar attendees will be more prepared to identify those situations where differing site condition claims might arise and understand what the parties’ various rights and remedies might be.

This interactive program will show attendees how to:

  • Understand the kinds of differing site condition claims that are encountered, such as rock or soil conditions, interfering utilities, or severe weather conditions.
  • Distinguish the two types of differing site conditions.
  • Take advantage of contractual provisions for dealing with differing site


  • Understand certain seminal judicial decisions and how they can affect attendees.

Addressing the webinar audience will be Marilyn Klinger, who heads up the Construction Practices Group for Sedgwick’s Los Angeles office, and Jonathan Dunn, a lead partner for the group.

After their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

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

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (, Construction Claims Advisor (, Green Building Insider (, and Construction Advisor Today ( The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.


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