Delay claims: Prevention and Management
Saleh Mubarak, Ph.D.
- Construction project management professional, professor, consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer
- Ph.D. in civil engineering from Clemson University, USA, specialized in Construction Project Management
- Experience: 30+years, diversified:
o Industrial: private and public sectors, in the U.S. and internationally. Positions occupied include project engineer/manager, cost estimator, planner/scheduler, project controls manager, cost manager, training manager.
o Academic: faculty member/professor, head of a department.
- Extensive experience in continuing education and professional training around the world. Topics are mainly planning & scheduling, cost estimating project controls. Topics also include soft skills and their integration with project management
- Author of:
o Construction Project Scheduling and Control (currently 3rd edition, 4th edition is coming soon)
o How to Estimate with Means Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction (currently 4th edition, 5th edition is coming soon)
o Many articles; technical and other
- Many presentations in professional conferences such as PMI, AACE International, public speaker in many local, regional, and international events
- An authority on project planning, scheduling, and project control
- An advocate of holistic healthy living
Delay claims are part of project management, however, the way we deal with them can make a big difference. Delay claims cost money and time, as well as strain the relationship between the contracting parties. So it is better to take all precautions to prevent them from arising, and then learn a few hints to manage those that do happen, in the most effective way. This seminar will go over the definition of claims and disputes, their types, and causes, and then go into prevention and resolution. This seminar deals with the subject from a neutral point of view between the owner and the contractor, providing both parties with invaluable tips and hints. In the end, both (or actually all) parties win when a dispute is prevented or resolved effectively and efficiently.
- Understand delay claims; their definition and nature
- Understand delay claims types and classifications
- Know delay claims causes
- Understand the relationship between change (variation) orders and claims
- Who can initiate a delay claim
- Learn hints for how to prevent/minimize delay claims from arising
- Learn the relationship between claims and communications and documentation
- Learn methods to resolve disputes; both proactive and reactive
- Look at claims and disputes from an overall project management perspective, and the role of everyone in preventing and managing them
Course Level - This seminar is suitable for everyone in the project management team. The content is a basis/intermediate that allows everyone in the project management team to understand and benefit.
Who Should Attend
Architects, engineers (of all disciplines), contractors, project managers, project management team members, attorneys/lawyers, executives
Why Should You Attend
This seminar provides invaluable tips and hints for the project management team for the management of delay claims; prevention and resolution. Many of these tips are simple but have a huge benefit. According to recent studies, the number of claim disputes in the USA has increased; however, the percentage of winning cases has declined. These claims when becoming disputes and go into the litigation track, both sides usually “lose” even when winning in the end. That’s because claim disputes cost money and time, strain relationships among parties, and take away the focus of the project management team. Following some simple tips and hints can make a significant and positive difference.
Delay claims happen to almost every project. Most of them are preventable and /or can be managed easily and effectively. Unfortunately, many project management professionals don’t take them seriously until they happen, and when these claims happen, they may not be managed in an effective manner. This seminar will give an idea about claims and how they can be managed in an effective manner and disputes can be prevented/resolved.