WPL Publishing to Host Webinar on Forensic Schedule Analysis in Construction

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The interactive webinar, which has been approved for 1.5 American Institute of Architects learning units, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, design professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, and construction law attorneys.

Within one week, WPL Publishing will hold a webinar to provide construction professionals and their attorneys with useful information about forensic schedule analysis.
Forensic schedule analysis is the study and investigation of events using critical path method (CPM) scheduling techniques, sometimes supported by other analysis techniques, to determine the cause and magnitude of delays and disruptions on construction projects of various types. Forensic schedule analysis grew as an offshoot of CPM scheduling as needs for such analysis arose. Its beginnings sometimes were messy and fitful, as is common to the development of new disciplines; however, continued vigorous practical and intellectual discussion has allowed forensic schedule analysis to coalesce into a mature expertise where it is possible to discuss with certainty its prerequisites, objectives, and methods. As a result, forensic schedule analysis has become its own distinct field of study and practice, and the webinar is designed to help construction professionals improve their understanding and skills in this area. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EST), visit http://tinyurl.com/albftpc.

The webinar will help attendees learn the following:

  • The history of forensic schedule analysis.
  • The objectives of a forensic schedule analysis.
  • Prerequisites to performing an analysis.
  • What the nine major CPM methodologies for performing a delay analysis are and how they work.
  • Common names of the methodologies.
  • When the methodologies are appropriate for use.
  • Non-CPM delay methodologies.
  • The characteristics of a good methodology.
  • Future challenges in forensic schedule analysis.

Addressing attendees will be John Livengood, director of global claims services for Arcadis Inc. He has more than 37 years of experience in construction, design, delay analysis, and litigation support. He is a registered architect and attorney with a proficiency in architectural design, construction, project management, government contracts, litigation support, mediation, arbitration, and construction litigation. As an expert witness, he has testified in court proceedings before boards of contract appeals, arbitrations and mediations on scheduling issues, damages and causation issues. As an industry expert, he has written and lectured on issues of claims, delay, productivity, and the implications of green or sustainable technology on claims. He is a principal author of the AACE International “Recommended Practice on Forensic Schedule Analysis” (RP29R-03) (2011).

Following Mr. Livengood’s presentation, 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/albftpc.

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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