WPL Publishing Schedules ‘Proving and Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims’ Webinar

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The interactive event is expected to benefit a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including subcontractors, contractors, public and private owners, construction managers, consultants, architects, engineers, and construction law attorneys.

A pair of experts speaking at an upcoming WPL Publishing webinar will discuss a myriad of challenges that subcontractors face when attempting to assert and win delay claims.

Subcontractors, like general contractors, are frequently impacted by events and actions beyond their control. In addition to the typical risks involved in construction (i.e., changes, differing site conditions, work stoppages, delays, material and craft labor shortages, adverse weather, etc.), subcontractors face other problems. Subcontractors routinely deal with four sets of problems on every construction project. These problems are caused by general contractors, owners, other subcontractors, and third parties or force majeure events. The webinar will address these types of problems and the delay claims associated with them. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/d2swypx.

The webinar, entitled “Proving and Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims,” is designed to help attendees do the following:

  • Identify what causes typical subcontractor delays and impacts -- by all parties.
  • Learn about contractual issues concerning subcontractor delay claims, such as privity of contract, no-damages-for-delay clauses, waivers, and releases.
  • Recognize practical problems concerning subcontractor delay claims.
  • Understand the keys to getting subcontractor delay claims passed through to the owner and the risks that are placed on all parties.
  • Examine notice provisions in their contracts to ensure that they are strictly enforced.
  • Review their contracts for entitlement, flow-down clauses, and various state statutes.
  • Understand what the term “causation” is and what it means to all parties.
  • Identify circumstances when a subcontractor is entitled to recover time or money.
  • Determine when subcontractors can pursue delay claims against prime contractors and how to price those claims.
  • Create a checklist of tasks to perform to maintain a subcontractor’s right to file delay claims.

Addressing attendees will be Navigant Construction Forum Executive Director James Zack and Navigant Consulting Inc. Associate Director Thomas Peters. For 40 years, Mr. Zack has worked on both private and public projects. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis, and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Mr. Peters is a CPM delay expert who specializes in the analysis of complex time-related construction disputes. He is a certified forensic claims consultant and a registered civil engineer in California and has more than 30 years of professional experience in the construction industry.

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/d2swypx.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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