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Pricing Contractor Jobsite Overhead Delay Costs

Live Webinar

  • 90 minutes
  • 13 Days Left
     Mar 18, 2021
  •   01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

When contractors encounter owner-caused (excusable/compensable) delays they are typically entitled under the contract to recover both the time resulting from the delay as well as delay damages. Idled equipment/labor and material escalation costs are fairly easily calculated in such situations. Typically, contractors also seek to recover their delay costs (extended field office overhead or general conditions costs) also.  Calculating this cost is more complex than dealing with delayed direct costs. There are, at least, eight methods of calculating extended field office overhead costs.  None of the calculations arrive at the same daily delay cost. This webinar discusses all eight methods – offering commentary on the strong and weak points of each. The paper also offers recommendations on how project owners can resolve this dilemma in advance of delays, thus making the issue less contentious should a contractor encounter an owner-caused delay.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn about the recoverability of extended field office overhead costs in the event a compensable delay arises on a project.

  • General Contractors will gain information on the various accepted methods of calculating this element of delay damages.

  • Eight methods of calculating extended field office overhead costs

  • Owners will be exposed to various methods of specifying this element of delay damages in contracts to avoid disputes later should a compensable delay occur.

  • Owners and contractors will receive information on what costs should be deducted from this element of delay damages prior to the submittal of costs in a claim.

  • Owners will gain insight into the issue of the contractor’s obligation to mitigate damages in the event of an owner-caused delay.

Why You Should Attend:

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the recoverability of extended field office overhead costs, including what field office overhead is and the typical elements of this cost. Attendees will be exposed to the basics of calculating extended field office overhead costs. The program will discuss the various actual cost methods for calculating extended field office overhead and will explore the various total cost methods for calculating extended field office overhead costs. The program will also discuss how the jury verdict method may be used to make this delay damage calculation and will identify what costs must be deducted from the submission of field office overhead costs by the contractor. You will learn how stipulated contract methods concerning field office overhead may be employed. The contractor’s obligation to mitigate damages will also be discussed

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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