Upcoming Webinar from WPL Publishing to Focus on Consideration of Claims Issues in Scheduling Construction Projects

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The interactive webinar, set to take place Oct. 30, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, schedulers, consultants, architects, and engineers who are involved in construction project management or administration. The program is pending approval for 1.5 American Institute of Architects learning units.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

WPL Publishing soon will hold a webinar to help construction professionals improve the ability of their project schedules to serve as “claims-support tools” or “claims-avoidance tools.”

Determining the impact of delays in a construction project all too often is only performed in the retrospective. Full consideration of claims issues while updating the project schedule, and even as early as during the creation of the baseline schedule, should be given for many reasons. Substandard or inadequate schedule updates can hinder -- severely -- the development of delay claims and the resolution of disputes. To improve the ability of a schedule to serve as a claims-support tool, there are certain considerations that should be taken into account when developing the baseline and updating a schedule. The webinar will discuss the aspects to consider, and the best practices to implement, so that the project schedule can serve as a claims-support tool and a claims-avoidance tool. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/m2nx6x3.

The webinar, entitled “Consideration of Claims Issues in the Creation and Update of Schedules,” is designed to help attendees accomplish the following:

  • Understand the importance of, and the best practices in, implementing supportive aspects of later-occurring claims issues when developing a baseline schedule.
  • Update monthly schedules so that claims are more defensible.
  • Demonstrate an impact to a schedule through the use of monthly updates.
  • Properly use narratives and fragnets in monthly updates.
  • Navigate other strategic practices and considerations.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Zeynep Guven and J. Kimon Yiasemides of Warner Construction Consultants Inc.

Ms. Guven, a consultant for Warner, has more than five years of experience in the construction industry. Her prior construction experience includes responsibilities as a field engineer, estimator, and scheduler. As a consultant, she has prepared, monitored, and updated resource- and cost-loaded schedules, reviewed contractor schedule submittals for constructability and conformance with contract requirements, prepared schedule narratives and reports, and created or reviewed contemporaneous time-impact analyses and requests for time extensions.

Mr. Yiasemides serves as an executive consultant for Warner, providing expertise in construction management, Critical Path Method scheduling and dispute-resolution services for the construction industry. He has more than 17 years of work experience in the construction industry, including six years of general contracting and construction management with Centex Construction Group, where he provided construction management services on several award-winning projects.

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/m2nx6x3.

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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