Upcoming WPL Publishing Webinar to Focus on Documenting, Evaluating Inefficiency in Construction

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The interactive webinar is suited for various professionals in the construction industry, including contractors, public and private owners, subcontractors, construction managers, owners’ representatives, architects, and other design professionals who provide project-oversight services. Attorneys representing these parties in disputes also may benefit from the webinar.

In less than a week, WPL Publishing will hold a case-study webinar advising construction professionals on how to document and analyze inefficiencies in their projects, avoid unnecessary disputes, and successfully resolve claims.
Many construction projects face production and inefficiency problems for one reason or another, often resulting in claims, disputes, and litigation. The key to resolving such claims lies in documenting and analyzing the inefficiencies. The webinar is designed to help various professionals in the construction community minimize or avoid such problems. The 90-minute event is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/76rp4rz.
The webinar, entitled “A Case Study: Documenting and Evaluating Inefficiency,” will explore an inefficiency claim on a real-life case study at a hospital project in the United States. Speakers J. Scott Lowe and Brian Furniss, both of Trauner Consulting Services Inc. (TCS), will review the difficulties associated with documenting and evaluating inefficiency, and how the problems illustrated by the case study can be avoided.
The speakers will help webinar attendees do the following:

  • Review project production and efficiency scenarios.
  • Recognize and document inefficiencies.
  • Work with existing data to prepare or analyze a claim.
  • Reconstruct missing data and know what to do when this is not possible.
  • Understand relevant litigation issues.
  • Use the case study to reinforce the attributes of an appropriate measured-mile analysis.
  • Use the case study to determine the weaknesses associated with the use of industry “standards.”
  • Avoid similar disputes and resolve potential inefficiency claims in the future without the need for litigation.

Lowe is a TCS principal with expertise in critical path method (CPM) scheduling, construction claim preparation and evaluation, dispute resolution, technical document development, contract administration, and cost analysis. He has directed and performed virtually all types of analyses, including those involving delay, productivity, and efficiency. On many occasions, he has provided expert testimony at deposition, arbitration, and trial.
TCS Director Furniss is an expert in claims analysis, CPM scheduling and delay analysis, and training. He has testified at arbitration, been deposed, and presented at mediation. Having analyzed construction claims for more than a decade, Brian has directed and performed all types of analyses, including those involving delay and inefficiency (typically using measured mile for inefficiency); assessed responsibility for contract changes; and calculated damages.
Following 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/76rp4rz.
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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