WPL Publishing to Host Webinar on the Legal Implications of Construction Schedules

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The interactive event, scheduled for Oct. 3, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction industry, including design professionals, engineers, architects, public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and construction law attorneys.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

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

WPL Publishing soon will sponsor a webinar to help a wide variety of construction professionals understand the legal ramifications that their construction schedules could have.

Construction managers, program and project managers, contractors, owners, and planning and scheduling professionals in the construction field work with schedules every day. But, what do they know about the possible legal implications of a schedule’s creation, approval, acceptance, management, modification, and updates? The webinar is designed to help them comprehend and address these potential implications. To register for the 90-minute program, which is set to take place Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/n6vr78z.

Over the years, a body of case law in this area has evolved, giving shape to general requirements for the creation and subsequent role of schedules in proving or defending claims for delays, acceleration, impact, and lost productivity. John Livengood, a recognized expert in construction scheduling, will walk webinar attendees through various challenges facing schedule-related claims. During his presentation, he will cite specific cases to illustrate various construction schedule scenarios. He also will discuss how the courts and boards of contract appeals have ruled, sometimes with conflicting outcomes.

During the webinar, entitled “Legal Implications of the Construction Schedule -- Historical Perspective and Recent Case Law,” Livengood will provide answers to the following questions:

  • Is a critical path method (CPM) schedule needed?
  • Will a PDF bar chart of a computerized schedule meet the contract CPM schedule requirement?
  • Do more detailed schedules change the legal landscape?
  • Do approvals/acceptances make a difference?
  • Is having a baseline schedule important?
  • Can a schedule update serve as “notice” under the contract?
  • If finishing early is desired, what are the requirements?
  • Must contractors coordinate with their subcontractors to have a legally sufficient schedule?
  • What role do schedules play in the legal determination of negligent management?

Mr. Livengood has more than 37 years of experience in construction, design, delay analysis, and litigation support. He is a registered architect and attorney with proficiency in architectural design, construction, project management, government contracts, litigation support, mediation, arbitration, and construction litigation. His project experience spans the gamut of public and private projects of virtually all sizes and types. 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. In addition, he is a principal author of AACE International Inc.’s “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/n6vr78z.

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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