CM-002: Construction Claims: Prevention, Resolution & Management

CM-002: Construction Claims: Prevention, Resolution and Management

Claims on construction projects are a fact of life. They are costly, disruptive, time consuming, and any claims for project changes/delays create a constant problem for Contractors and Subcontractors as well as project owners. All parties of a construction project should know how to prevent and handle them when they arise because we all know that the BEST way to handle claims is TO PREVENT them. A proactive approach to claim prevention will benefit all parties and enhance project success.

Workshop Description

This comprehensive three-day Construction Project Management workshop is composed of three modules. It covers the use of several Project Management tools that will assist the participants in the efficient use of the workshop material in real-life situations. The workshop covers a wide variety of critical situations starting from the start up meeting to the choice of the right project delivery system to warranty issues.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed to address issues from the point of view of the key stakeholders, namely owners, designers and users. The workshop will benefit project managers, project officers, contract officers, or anyone who is involved in the administration of construction contracts or anticipates being involved. The workshop will also benefit client representatives or anyone involved in contract administration of construction projects

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
•    Manage any construction project regardless of its size or complexity.
•    Avoid claims/litigation by developing suitable contracts and sharing the risk.
•    Design proper contracts and specifications to mitigate costs and claims.
•    Ensure that accountability rests with the party best able to control project risks.
•    Understand fully the design-bid-build construction contract award process.
•    Become aware of other stakeholders’ concerns and know how to address them.
•    Gain insights into what makes any construction project successful (lessons learned issues).
•    Enhance awareness of the opportunities for owners and contractors to reduce costs and effort.

Delivery Approach and Methodology

The participants will be divided into mixed groups and have the opportunity to practice and apply all the project processes explained by the instructor. To support the theoretical material presented, this comprehensive workshop is full of examples based on the instructor’s 30 years of construction and risk management experience. The Workshop is interactive; participants are required to work in teams to solve problems and challenges that they may face in the workshop of applying the workshop principles to a real-life situation.

Construction Management Toolbox

Participants will take home a construction project management tool box. This is a collection of check lists, forms, standard letters and schedules that will enable the participants to manage any project regardless of size or complexity.

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