WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of the ConstructionPro Network (featuring Construction Claims Advisor), announces a valuable new interactive webinar:  

Empowering the Project Team to Successfully Avoid Claims

Thursday, December 5, 2013
1:00-2:30 PM EST

Presented by:
J. Scott Lowe, P.E., Principal
Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

We all want to avoid claims, but too frequently our contract specifications and construction management practices actually work against us. The key to successful claims avoidance, once the project contract has been executed, is to provide the project team with the tools they need to identify problems quickly, measure impacts reliably, and price them fairly in order to resolve changes as they arise and, thus, avoid claims. Although many contracts are written to avoid claims, in reality, some contribute more to claims avoidance than others. Also, many widely used construction management approaches actually encourage claims. Both the contract and standard practices can operate like “claims generation machines.”

This session will identify contract specifications and construction management practices that encourage claims. The speakers identify and discuss how these specifications and construction management practices, in real-life situations, can lead to the generation of claims.

This informative 90-minute program will:

  • Define changes and claims and show how and why claims arise
  • Identify specifications that encourage claims
  • Evaluate construction management practices and contract specifications that encourage claims
  • Explain best practices for claims avoidance
  • Identify use of “time and material” provisions to price changes
  • Show how to achieve success in spite of these specifications
  • Review construction management practices that encourage claims and avoid claims
  • And much, much more!

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker's presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

Who Will Benefit?
This 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. It would also be beneficial to 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.

Click here for complete bio.

Webinar Details:
 Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
 Location: Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)
 Time: 1:00 — 2:30 EST
 Price: ConstructionPro Network Membership* PLUS Webinar PLUS Audio CD
and handouts ---$395 
Best Value!
  Webinar PLUS Audio CD and handouts -- $246
  Webinar Only -- $199 
  Audio CD and handouts only -- $215 (pre-conference price)

*The ConstructionPro Network (ConstructionProNet.Com) provides weekly Construction Claims Advisor case summaries, industry news and commentary, plus a growing library of more than 36 additional recorded webinars you can download 24/7. Click here to view the complete library.

To Register ONLINE, sign up below to learn how you can put together a winning delay and inefficiency claim that can add real dollars to your project’s bottom line! To reserve your space by phone, CALL (301) 765-9525.

Added Benefit:  In-house training tool:  Train your entire staff for one low price!  There is no limit to the number of participants at one location. Gather around the conference room table, listen to the speakers, then discuss how it pertains to your particular company.

Can’t make the live session?
Reserve your copy of the complete conference webinar/audio-CD below to listen in at your convenience. 

Gather your team for maximum benefit!  Your investment is for one dial-in. Train your entire staff for one low price! Don’t miss out on this fascinating session — sign up today!


 Empowering the Project Team to Successfully Avoid Claims

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ConstructionPro Network membership PLUS webinar with CD Handouts - Best Value!

12/05/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Webinar PLUS Webinar CD and Handouts

12/05/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Webinar and Handouts Only

12/05/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Webinar and CD Handouts Only (Pre-Conference Pricing)