Upcoming WPL Publishing Webinar to Focus on Recovery Schedules in Construction Projects

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The interactive webinar, entitled “Recovery Schedules -- The Construction Acceleration Hot Potato: Practical and Legal Considerations,” is suited for various professionals in the construction community, including schedulers, contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, construction managers, consultants, architects, and engineers who are involved in construction project management or administration.

WPL Publishing soon will hold a webinar to help construction professionals address issues involving schedule recovery in their projects.
When a contractor falls behind schedule, many owners, with or without a contract clause to rely on, will demand that the contractor submit a recovery schedule to show how it will bring the project back on schedule. This raises a number of issues, particularly when the reason for the delayed progress is in dispute. The webinar is designed to help these professionals and others in the construction community understand and deal with difficult problems that relate to schedule recovery. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EST), visit http://tinyurl.com/7alp2zt.
In addition to best practices in developing the schedule, the webinar will cover a plethora of other recovery-schedule topics, including the execution and monitoring of a schedule as well as the various legal considerations that ultimately determine who shoulders the costs.
Here are a few of the specific areas that the webinar will examine:

  • Practical considerations for developing the schedule.
  • Steps to take to avoid recovery-schedule requests.
  • Examples of contract requirements that explicitly allow an owner to request a recovery schedule.
  • When an owner should request a recovery schedule.
  • When a contractor should submit a recovery schedule.
  • How to approach acceleration and schedule development.
  • Identifying costs of acceleration.
  • Potential additional equipment requirements.
  • Cost and resource loading -- developing “what-if” scenarios.
  • Scheduling considerations -- resource leveling and risk.
  • What to include in a recovery-schedule submittal.
  • What to do after a recovery schedule is submitted.
  • Legal aspects and ramifications.
  • Options where no contract requirements exist.
  • Who needs to pay for the acceleration.
  • What happens when a contractor misses obvious or semi-obvious ways to accelerate at a reduced cost.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Lewis Baker, a senior partner at Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP, and Warner Construction Consultants Inc. Vice President Michael Harris.
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 http://tinyurl.com/7alp2zt.
WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: 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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