A Crystal Ball – Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Disputes

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  • 90 minutes

It is axiomatic that claims and disputes on a project do not simply appear out of nowhere. Experience indicates that when a dispute occurs, there is normally a back story or history of events, decisions, lack of decisions, etc. that can be traced back from a few weeks to several years that gave rise to the dispute.

It is typically these past events or decisions that are identified as the “early warning signs” of claims and disputes. Typically, it is only when claims are filed at the end of a project that attorneys and claims consultants review project documentation and interview the project team in order identify these early warnings. And, in retrospect, many project team member’s comment “If only I had recognized that then!” Research reveals there is little literature setting forth a detailed list of early warning signs of pending construction claims and disputes. Based on the collective observations of Navigant’s Global Construction Practice the Forum collated these early warning signs into the typical phases of a project including:

  • Bid or Proposal Phase

  • Initial Contract Phase

  • Construction Phase

In this webinar expert speaker James G. Zack will discuss about many early warning signs of potential construction claims and disputes than may arise on construction projects. This webinar also identifies which party should watch for which early warning sign and what sort of claim or dispute may arise.

Session Highlights:

  • These warning signs are divided into three distinct project phases – Bid or Proposal Phase, Initial Contract Phase and Construction Phase.

  • The webinar also identifies which party should watch for which warning sign.

  • The webinar discusses what sort of claim or dispute is likely to arise from which warning sign.

  • Finally, the webinar identifies what actions owners and contractors can take, when some of these warning signs are observed, to resolve such potential claim situations and prevent or resolve disputes.

  • Learn about a large number of early warning signs of claims and disputes.

  • Learn what types of claims and disputes can arise from each warning sign.

  • Understand what must be done to prevent such follow on claims and avoid disputes.

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar provides a thorough discussion of many early warning signs of potential construction claims and disputes than may arise on construction projects. Each warning sign is associated with a particular type of claim or claims and the likely type of dispute if prompt action is not taken. The purpose of the webinar is to provide owners and contractors with a list of early warning signs of claims and disputes so that each can be proactive in dealing with these situations and prevent claims and disputes from disrupting the project.

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners and owner representatives managing capital improvement projects.

  • Contractor executives

  • Project managers

  • Project sponsors and project control personnel

  • Construction managers

  • Design professionals performing services during construction.

  • Attorneys representing owners

Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

James Zack

James Zack

James is the Senior Advisor to the Navigant Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors.

James was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Jim has, for more than 45 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the United States and in 28 countries abroad. James is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. James is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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