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A Case Study: Documenting and Evaluating Inefficiency

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A Case Study: Documenting & Evaluating Inefficiency
for Owners and Contractors


Presented by:

Mark Nagata, Director and Shareholder
Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.


Everyone always has an excuse for not being able to prove that a problem has caused the contractor to be inefficient. Owners rightly complain that contractors don’t document the problem. Contractors rightly complain that owners' documentation expectations can be unreasonable.  And both parties refuse to acknowledge the legitimate concerns and limitations under which the other operates.  


This information-packed session will explore an inefficiency claim on a real-life case study at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital project in West Palm Beach, Florida. The speaker will review the difficulties associated with documenting and evaluating inefficiency, and how the problems illustrated by the case study can be avoided.


During the 90-minute recorded program, the speaker will:

  • Introduce the case study.
  • Describe the judge’s decision in detail.
  • Discuss the best approaches to the evaluation of inefficiency.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches to the measurement of inefficiency, including the measured mile approach and the use of published factors.
  • Discuss the challenges presented by any evaluation of inefficiency.
  • Offer advice about how you can avoid a similar dispute in the future.
  • 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 providing project oversight services.


Meet Your Presenters:

Mark Nagata is currently a Director at Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., in Philadelphia. Mark, as a recent member of Engineering News-Record's MidAtlantic Top 20 Under 40, provides construction scheduling and claim evaluation services to both contractors and owners. Mark also regularly conducts seminars throughout the country on a wide variety of topics that include claims avoidance and resolution, construction scheduling, specification writing and alternative contracting methods. He has attended and participated in both mediation and arbitration proceedings. He also has published several articles on construction-related topics and is a contributing author to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s (AACEI) Recommended Practice for Forensic Schedule Analysis.

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