On Demand Webinar

The Role of Soils in the Construction Process: From Site Investigation to Claims

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Soils are like a bad memory. They are always there, from the site selection and subsurface investigation process, to following designs, to the protection from legal liability in the contract documents, to the complications by the contractor in excavation, piling driving or achieving compaction. And then the claims that so often arise from a contractor encountering what he perceives as differing site conditions, to slabs heaving and water infiltration.  After viewing this 90 minute recording, you will be able to:


  • Understand the key issues involving soils and their various implications from the program phase through the construction phase and set forth suggestions for each of the parties (Owners, Designers, Contractors, Schedulers and Lawyers)
  • Minimize technical and contractual problems when dealing with soils, differing site conditions and structural failures 
  • Fully understand the technical, financial and contractual issues
  • And much, much more! 

Who Will Benefit?

If you are the owner, design team, contractor, subcontractor or supplier and will suffer financial detriment when project objectives are not met, this is a must-attend webinar for you. As often legal issues arise out of the construction of these projects, construction attorneys, consultants and schedulers should also attend.

Your Presenters:


Tom Frisby
Principal, The Frisby Group

Tom Frisby is the owner of The Frisby Group, a construction consulting firm which has more than 50 years' experience in construction dispute resolution, troubled projects, and project management and delivery system innovation. He is an attorney with an engineering, construction, and financial background and is a certified Mediator in South Carolina. He has been responsible for the resolution of disputes on such signature projects as The Aloha Stadium, the Central Arizona Project, the Reef Runway . . . for complete bio, click here.

L.L. “Buddy” Humphries, PE
Owner, LTEC

L.L. “Buddy” Humphries, PE, has a 40-year career that spans swinging a hammer as a carpenter to Senior Director of Construction/Engineering for a large corporation to construction consultant. At one time or another, Buddy has been the craftsman building what was on the drawings, bidding/managing the project depicted on the drawings or the person designing and stamping the drawings . . . for complete bio, click here.

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