To Kill A Project: Contractor Strategies
for Dealing with Defective Plans and Specs
Jonathan Dunn & Christopher Morrow
Salamirad, Morrow, Timpane & Dunn LLP
In most instances, plans and specifications are, without question, critical to the success of any construction project. When the plans and specifications are clear and without significant errors or omissions, the project is much more likely to be on time and within budget. But, what happens when plans are riddled with errors, conflicts or omissions?
This webinar will provide you with valuable tips for addressing your obligations, rights and remedies when confronted with poorly drafted, ambiguous or conflicting plans and specifications on both public and private construction projects. Knowing what options are available and what you can or should do to mitigate damages, address the problem and pursue or protect the parties’ rights will assist you when you inevitably encounter bad plans.
We learned a lot, particularly regarding the fact that submittals and shop drawings are not considered part of the contract documents.
Kulp's of Stratford
Excellent information provided.
This presentation will discuss the role of parties to traditional design-bid-build projects and when obligations arise in the bid process due to faulty plans and specifications, who is at risk during construction, and theories and tips for recovery after construction. You will be more prepared to identify those situations where bad plans and specs might arise, and understand what the parties’ various options, rights and remedies might be.
This program will show you how to:
- Understand the perspectives of the owner, architect and contractor
- Review what to do when you encounter problems with plans and specs during construction
- Recognize potential legal issues
- Explain pre-bid and the bid process
- Resolve problems with the fewest number of headaches and the least amount of risk
- Determine who is responsible and the legal and equitable theories for recovery
- And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, architect or engineer.
Added Benefit. In-house training tool: Train your entire staff for one low price! Gather around the conference room table, listen to these experts, then discuss how it pertains to your particular company. Don't miss out on this fascinating training program.
PDUs/PDHs - Education Credits
Certificates of completion are available upon request for use in obtaining education credits.
This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction experts:
Jonathan Dunn, concentrates his practice in construction law, government and public contracts, creditor’s rights and complex commercial law matters, including real estate, collections and bankruptcy. Mr. Dunn has over twenty years’ experience in addressing complex legal and factual matters, especially those that arise out of construction disputes and defaults on federal, state (public works) and private construction projects in the United States. In particular, Mr. Dunn has significant experience in complex construction disputes, including performance, changes, administration, delay, impact, disruption, inefficiency, extra-work, design scope, errors and omissions, differing site conditions, false claims, bid-protests, subcontractor substitutions, and other construction claims.
Christopher Morrow, represents a broad range of clients in various litigation and transaction matters. Mr. Morrow represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors and developers on a wide variety of commercial and construction matters. Mr. Morrow frequently is retained to assist during the pre-construction stage, including representing owners and developers through the acquisition, development and entitlement process and assisting in negotiating and preparing contract documents tailored to suit individual projects. Mr. Morrow also advises clients with contract administration during contract performance and through the claim process, including claim preparation and prosecuting and defending claims to resolution through negotiation, litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Morrow additionally represents product manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of toxic tort, product liability, and environmental matters.