Early Completion Schedules – Benefits, Risks & Defenses

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  • 90 minutes
  • 22 Days Left
     Oct 23, 2020
  •   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

A contractor’s right to complete work early was acknowledged by U.S. Courts in the 1960’s.  Delayed early completion claims arose shortly there after and became somewhat common in the industry.  It was then, and remains now, a controversial issue in the construction industry with many project owners refusing to accept early completion baseline schedules.  Others crafted contractual mechanisms defeat such claims.  The purpose of this webinar is to set forth the background concerning a contractor’s right to complete work early and examine the contractor’s right to seek an equitable adjustment should their early completion be delayed by action of the owner.  The webinars identified the potential benefits and risks for both owners and contractors.  Additionally, this webinar provides an overview of several different ways owners can defend against claims oriented early completion schedules.

Join this session by expert speaker James G. Zack, where he will explain what Early Completion Schedules are, there Pros and Cons and everything about Early Completion Delay Claims.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn what an early completion schedule is and about the two forms of early completion schedules common on construction sites

  • Learn why some contractors use them on projects and explore the issue of whether a contractor is obligated to inform an owner of their planned early completion 

  • Understand how and why early completion schedules are constructed.

  • Learn how to review early completion schedules and determine if they are legitimate schedules or claims oriented schedules 

  • Be exposed to the pros and cons of having an early completion schedule on your project 

  • Learn about early completion delay claims and what contractors must prove to recover damages

  • Discover 12 ways an owner to avoid claims oriented early completion schedules 

  • Review some recent U.S. court decisions concerning early completion schedules  

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar discusses the contractor’s right to complete work earlier that required by the terms of the contract and their right to seek damages if their planned early completion is delayed due to action or in action on the part of the owner.  The webinar also identifies several ways in which owners can protect themselves and should they decide that they are unwilling to assume the risk of accepting an as-planned early completion schedule. By attending this webinar, everything related to Early Completion Schedules, and Early Completion Delay Claims will become crystal clear to you.   

Who Should Attend:  

  • Owners   

  • Contractors

  •  Design professionals and construction managers  

  • Attorneys for all project participants  

You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

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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