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Delay claims: Prevention and Management

Presented by Saleh Mubarak

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.


Pricing Contractor Jobsite Overhead Delay Costs

Presented by James G. Zack

When contractors encounter owner caused (excusable/compensable) delay 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.


Proving & Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims

Presented by James G. Zack

Much has been written over the years about proving and pricing contractor claims on construction projects. But little has been published about or presented on subcontractor delay claims. Do subcontractors have the same rights and remedies as the prime contractor? Are they held to the same standards? What are their legal rights? Do owners owe time extensions for subcontractor delays? Are prime contractors at risk when they “pass-through” subcontractor delay claims to an owner? Are subcontractors at risk when a prime contractor opts not to sponsor their delay claim to the owner? This webinar examines issues concerning subcontractor delay claims.

  • In this program, attendees will learn the typical causes of subcontractor delay and impact claims
  • Attendees will be exposed to contractual issues surrounding subcontractor delay claims
  • The program will identify practical problems concerning subcontractor delay claims from the project owner’s viewpoint
  • The program highlights problems facing General Contractors when they are asked to pass through subcontractor delay claims to owners
  • The program discusses what damages may flow from subcontractor delay claims and the recoverability of such damages
  • Attendees will learn the theories of recovery a subcontractor can employ when pursuing a delay claim against the General Contractor


RFIs – The Paper War & How To Win

Presented by James G. Zack

This webinar discusses the genesis of RFIs, their development in the industry and frequent common use. The webinar discusses the impact of RFIs on construction projects, drawing upon data provided by a global construction software provider and other studies to assess how RFIs and the RFI process impact both small and large scale construction projects. The webinar addresses the abuse of the RFI process examining how RFIs may be misused to increase profitability, a practice that has become somewhat institutionalized in the past few decades. The webinar discusses a case study involving a laboratory building at a wastewater treatment facility to illustrate how the process can be abused and examines the legal arguments for cumulative impact as a result of a large quantity of RFIs. The webinar explains how owners inadvertently contribute to the abuse of RFIs by failing to adopt practices that may contractually safeguard against the potential negative impacts of the RFI process. The webinar sets forth a framework for reducing the impact of RFIs that consists of three principal recommendations: the incorporation of critical definitions and an RFI control specification; electronic RFI tracking and monitoring systems; and sets forth best management practices concerning RFIs that owners and contractors can adopt and implement for managing the RFI process.


Construction Law from Start to Finish

Presented by Dr Mark Henriques

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 changes and delays can have on a construction project. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills in construction law

  • Learn the roles of all parties involved in the construction process
  • Discuss the critical elements that need to be included in comprehensive construction contracts
  • Discuss how mechanic's liens work and how to properly file a lien
  • Walk through the fundamentals of insurance and its importance in the construction
  • Learn how delays can impact a construction project and how to work through them if they arise
  • Run through the claims process in construction cases

Construction projects are complex, and when things go wrong there are usually substantial damages. Learn what makes these disputes different, and get practical tips for handling construction matters.

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


James G. Zack, Jr., CCM, CFCC, FAACE, FGPC, FRICS, PMP

James Zack is the Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™ – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was a founder and former Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Previously, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management, Fluor Corporation; Vice President, PinnacleOne and Executive Director, PinnacleOne Institute; and Senior Construction Claims Consultant, CH2M HILL, Inc. With 47 years’ experience, he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims. A Fellow of AACE International. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls, Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager, and a Project Management Professional as well as an internationally known author and speaker on construction claims.



Mark Henriques has litigated contract cases for 27 years and brings a practical, litigation-oriented approach to drafting and negotiating contracts. Mark is a partner with Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic firm with over 1000 attorneys, where he has practiced since 1991. Mark is a skilled trial lawyer who has successfully handled and tried cases in a variety of contexts ranging from breach of contract to class actions. He has experience in state and federal court in both North and South Carolina. Mark has successfully handled numerous trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Mark has served as the first chair in more than eight jury trials, five of which lasted a week or more. He has successfully argued cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. His areas of focus include technology, construction, manufacturing, and real estate disputes.

These webinars will give you information about the delay claims, pricing contractor jobsite overhead delay costs and about the construction law. The webinar format is 1-1.5 hours of audio-visual presentation, including a brief Q&A session.

This webinar bundle includes below 5 Recorded/Best Seller webinars:

Delay claims: Prevention and Management
Pricing Contractor Jobsite Overhead Delay Costs
Proving & Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims
RFIs – The Paper War & How To Win
Construction Law from Start to Finish

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