The black widow belongs to a group of spiders commonly known as cobweb spiders. The characteristic hourglass is located on the underside of the abdomen. Female black widows are dangerous and can bite and inject toxic venom. The female black widow is normally shiny black, with a red hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen.The abdominal marking may range in color from yellowish orange to red and its..
Mediation is not new. Mediation was employed in ancient India as well as in the Islamic world. In more recent times mediation has been widely adopted in the U.S. construction industry as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mediation is often employed when construction claims negotiations fail to reach a resolution in lieu of arbitration or litigation. The webinar discusses mediation as a process..
This webinar discusses the 11 basic types of construction claims included in most standard contracts used throughout the U.S. – AIA, Consensus DOCS, EJCDC, etc. The webinar outlines the entitlement and causation elements of each type of claim that the claimant must demonstrate to justify their right to prevail. The webinar highlights the following types of construction claims – claims for directed changes; ..
Volatility of construction risk in economic cyclesSupply chain risk for contractorsPayment process for contractors and subcontractorsContractor status report and key elements in contractor accounting and financial statementsProgress billings, retention, and collateral valueRole of sureties in providing bonds to contractors—lien prioritiesEvaluating contractor downside cash flow, collateral , and guarantors ..
The Differing Site Conditions clause is one of the oldest clauses used in construction contracts, having been created by the U.S. Federal government in 1926. It is generally accepted that the object of the clause is to transfer the risk of latent site conditions to the owner, thus enticing contractors to reduce their contingency cost at the time of the bid. The promise of the clause is that if the contracto..
It is necessary to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are transmitted to employers and employees. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and employee training. This occupational safety and health standard is intended to addr..
This webinar is focused on pacing delay, a controversial delay issue in the construction industry. Currently there is little literature on pacing delay and case law is a bit sparse. Thus, owners and contractors often find themselves at odds with one another over the practical effect of pacing delay in a delay claim situation. The webinar defines the term; identifies what constitutes pacing..
When an owner issues a suspended work directive is the contractor entitled to recover delay and delay damages? This session examines what damages are typically owed when work is suspended and some limitations of suspension damages. Five court cases setting forth key requirements necessary to collect damages are discussed. Recommendations on what actions contractors should take when work is suspended are pro..
Rework in the construction industry is frequent and well known. It is a drain on construction productivity, profitability, and the timeliness of project delivery for both contractors and owners. Additionally, the need for rework can have spinoff or downstream impacts for all project stakeholders. The causes of rework are, likewise, very well known - design and construction changes; errors and omissions; pro..
Whether a contractor, an owner, a design professional, or a construction manager, all construction professionals must learn how to prepare, analyze and justify time extension requests. Owners and their representatives are tasked with the responsibility of receiving, analyzing, and recommending a course of action and deciding on all-time extension requests submitted by contractors. Contractors and CM’s@Risk ..
This Webinar starts by explaining the types of contracts, along with the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each type. It does the same for the delivery methods. It also discusses types of owners and then tries to describe the most appropriate contract and delivery method for the situation. This is a crucial education for owners that help them make the right decision at the right time. It als..
This is an introductory seminar that covers topics related to the prevention and resolution of conflicts. It includes an introduction to conflicts; definitions, types, and potential consequences. It also includes important tips for preventing/avoiding conflicts, as well as resolving them in the most effective manner when they happen. It goes on to describe important conflict management skills along with exa..
Construction cost estimating is the single most important task in the construction industry. In fact, it is the foundation of many other most other project construction management functions. This seminar will briefly go over the estimating process and then cover the RS Means Building Construction Cost Database (BCCD) and how it is being used with the RSMeans online estimating. The seminar will cover the ite..
Whether you are new to the construction practice or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this course will cover multiple issues that must be taken into consideration in the realm of construction law. Join our experienced faculty as they cover a broad, basic overview of the construction process; the fundamentals of construction contracts and key provisions; the basics of insurance; and the impact chang..
This webinar covers situations when the contractor is pressured or tempted to accept terms that are unfair, unrealistic, or dangerous. Each situation/scenario is discussed and analyzed in order to allow the contractor to make the right decision. Every decision has consequences; good or bad, but the decision needs to be based on accurate information as well as good logical thinking. This webinar helps the co..