Weather Planning on Construction Projects:
Addressing Delays and Time Extensions
J. Scott Lowe, P.E., Principal
Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
Estimates of the economic losses caused by Hurricane Sandy recently reached $50 billion after experts assessed the costs of severe property damage, shut-down subways and power outages. Hurricane Sandy's recent devastation along much of the East Coast is a reminder of the significant factor weather can contribute to the planning and execution of a construction project.
Weather conditions can wreak havoc on project schedules and the calculation of time extensions. Preparing and scheduling your projects for weather conditions can help you avoid, or at least minimize, delay claims.
This informative, 90-minute recording will help you:
- Execute the best contract for your project -- AIA, ConsensusDocs, Federal Government, or a typical DOT.
- Discover the right technique to calculate delay -- contemporaneous analysis versus time impact analysis.
- Understand critical path and float methods.
- Review time extensions for the super storm itself.
- Become conversant with time extensions for knock-on effects -- clean up, recovery, power losses, etc.
- Learn how to deal with time extensions that will push work over the winter as a result of Sandy.
- Anticipate how to address acceleration, both constructive and directed.
- Understand how to deal with damages -- weather is traditionally non-compensable unless compensable delays pushed the project into the period when Sandy hit.
- And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit?
This recorded webinar is a must if you’re a contractor, public or private owner, subcontractor, construction manager, owner's representative, architect or other design professional writing contracts or providing project oversight services.The program also may benefit the attorneys that represent these parties in disputes.
Meet Your Expert Instructor:
J. Scott Lowe, P.E., is a Principal with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. His expertise lies in the areas of critical path method scheduling, construction claim preparation and evaluation, dispute resolution, technical document development, contract administration, and cost analysis. He has directed and performed virtually all types of analyses, including delay, productivity and efficiency, including cost and the determination of damages, on varied projects throughout the U.S. and abroad. On many occasions, he has provided expert testimony at deposition, arbitration, and trial.
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