WPL Webinar to Focus on Differing Site Conditions, Resulting Disputes Between Parties in Construction Projects

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

An upcoming WPL Publishing webinar will focus on the best ways to navigate the thorny issue of differing site conditions in construction projects and the disputes and claims that may result.

Differing site conditions are frequent sources of dispute between owners and contractors. Many contractors proceed with work under changed conditions with the misconception that conditions at the site, which they neither expected nor included in their bids, automatically constitute “extras” and should be addressed as such. Unfortunately, this assumption can lead to costly disputes between the parties of a construction project. These types of disputes will be the focus of “Differing Site Conditions: The Big Game of Shifting Risk,” a 90-minute webinar scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/8w67lqy.

The webinar will discuss various scenarios involving differing-site-condition claims and how the construction industry deals with those claims, both via contracts and in the courts. Webinar attendees will be more prepared to identify those situations where differing-site-condition claims may arise and understand what the parties’ various rights and remedies might be.

This interactive program will help attendees do the following:

  • Understand the kinds of differing-site-condition claims that are encountered, such as those involving rock or soil conditions, interfering utilities, or severe weather conditions.
  • Distinguish between the two types of differing site conditions.
  • Take advantage of contractual provisions for addressing differing site conditions.
  • Understand certain seminal judicial decisions and their implications.

Addressing the webinar audience will be Marilyn Klinger, who heads up the Construction Practices Group for Sedgwick LLP’s Los Angeles office, and Jonathan Dunn, the Construction Practices group lead partner in Sedgwick’s Orange County, Calif., office.
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/8w67lqy.

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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