DISPUTES CLAIMS & NEGOTIATION SKILLS

OVERVIEW

Description

Disputes, Claims and Negotiations Skills for Construction Engineers will provide practical information and advice for analyzing the issues and disputes that arise during the normal course of a construction project including how a claim is made, how to prepare and negotiate a settlement, and how to produce a counterclaim if needed.

Objectives

  • Understanding Construction Contracts
  • Introduction to concepts of Construction Law
  • Avoiding construction claims and disputes
  • Developing claim documentation
  • Negotiating Changes, Claims, etc.

Who should Attend

  • Owner representatives – project managers, project engineers, project controls personnel,
  • Contractor personnel – site supervisors, general foreman, general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors
  • Designers – engineers, architects, project managers, senior design managers
  • Third parties – construction consultants, construction attorneys, cost control specialists

COURSE OUTLINE

Day – 01
  • Introduction to Construction Disputes, Claims, Negotiations: Construction Law, Form of Contracts, Delivery Methods, Compensations Methods
Day – 02
  • Construction Risk Management: Contract Terms, Insurance, Contingency, Change Control, Bonding, Termination
Day – 03
  • Construction Claims: Differing Site Conditions, Delays, Loss of Productivity, Acceleration
Day – 04
  • Dispute Resolution: Change Management, Change Directives, Mediation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation
Day – 05
  • Negotiations: Contracting and Subcontracting, Workforce Negotiations, Change Order Negotiations, Strategy and Deployment, Contract Close-out

Case Study: Construction of new Hospital Facility in major U.S. metropolitan city. The construction project, with a total cost in excess of 1 billion USD, encountered numerous delays, changes, claims, disputes, and ultimately a protracted litigation process.