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Pricing Design Defect Claims

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Pricing Design Deficiency Claims:
Keys to Success
Recorded on May 21, 2015
Presented by:
Peter Vosbikian

Preparing a successful design calls for a unique combination of scientific and technical expertise, and accomplishing it in a perfect manner is difficult, if not impossible. As such, it is common for construction projects to experience changes to the work resulting from professional design deficiencies. The liability for such claims resulting from design deficiencies generally is aimed against the designer on the basis that it failed to satisfy its contractual obligation to provide a design that met the expectations and requirements of the owner.

This presentation provides some valuable insight and considerations on pricing and apportioning the costs associated with design defects, as well as addressing sample contract provisions and reviewing examples of how to calculate an assessment against an A/E.

Attend this information-packed, 90-minute program to:

  • Identify design defects
  • Evaluate who is responsible for paying for the change
  • Identify considerations for calculating the assessment against the designer
  • Become conversant on contract language addressing design defects
  • Learn about industry publications on design defects
  • Implement sample calculations for determining design defect assessments
  • And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit?

This presentation 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 can benefit the attorneys who represent these parties in disputes.

This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction expert:

Peter Vosbikian is a shareholder and managing consultant with GREYHAWK. He is a qualified trial expert in schedule delay analysis and damages. Mr. Vosbikian has more than 20 years of experience in construction, civil engineering, and construction program management specializing in construction dispute and claims resolution, construction advisory and claims avoidance, CPM scheduling and delay analysis, cost analysis, loss of productivity analysis, and litigation support services. He has provided and managed construction claims services on commercial buildings, infrastructure projects, government facilities, and industrial plants, including stadiums, sports arenas, airports, process and power plants, wastewater treatment facilities, hotels, correctional facilities, residential and apartment complexes, landfills, highways, bridges, schools, care facilities, courthouses, and prisons.

Mr. Vosbikian has prepared and given presentations in negotiation and mediation venues and has provided expert testimony in litigation. He is exceptionally skilled in composing technical graphs, charts, and schedules for use as trial exhibits and in expert presentations.

Mr. Vosbikian’s expertise includes identifying and evaluating construction claims related to scope changes, schedule delay impacts and extended performance, lost productivity, and disruptive impacts. He is experienced in preparing and evaluating as-planned and as-built schedules, contemporaneous and retrospective delay analyses, productivity impact analyses, and cost and damages claims. Mr. Vosbikian also is an accomplished cost-control and budget analyst, having worked with a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, monitoring expenditures and controlling budgets for large public- and private-sector projects.

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