WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of ConstructionPro Week (featuring Construction Claims Advisor),
brings you The Essential Course on Successful Management of Claims & Change Orders - a 16-part training series. The program below is session 4 of 16.
Acceleration and Mitigation of Project Delays:
Analysis, Costs and Owner/Contractor Responsibilities
Recorded on November 12, 2014
Available as an Immediate Download with the Registration for
The Essential Course on Successful Management of Claims & Change Orders

The need for acceleration often follows as a result of delays. Similarly, the responsibility for acceleration and its costs  will follow suit. But before attention and energy is expended on acceleration, both parties have a duty to mitigate delays.

Attorney Chris Burke and construction consultant Michael Harris team up to explain the often-overlooked concept of mitigating delays, which the contractor is obligated to do notwithstanding the causes. The fine line between mitigating and acceleration is explained, along with the various types of acceleration, plus the necessary documentation and proof to support and price an acceleration claim.

This session will help you:

  • Understand what mitigation obligation entails and the treatment of mitigation expenses
  • Learn the three types of acceleration and why they are relevant
  • Discover what a recovery schedule is, how to develop one and its role in the delay-acceleration tandem
  • Evaluate impact costs—stacking, overtime, quality, rework, waste and inefficiency — and know who should pay for the acceleration
  • And much, much more!
 Who Will Benefit?

This webinar is a must if you're a owner, contractor, subcontractor, design professional, engineer, architect,  or attorney.

Register today to learn do's and don'ts of mitigation of project delays to steer your project to success!

This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction experts:

Christopher M. Burke is well-versed on the crucial elements of construction disputes, including schedule analysis, lost productivity studies and issues of design interpretation. Chris is particularly knowledgeable regarding claim pricing and damages. Chris is also experienced in the representation of sureties and their unique claims and defenses in construction disputes. Chris has represented clients in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and has considerable experience with international dispute resolution. Over the course of his career, Chris has represented general contractors, construction managers, sureties, and subcontractors through the various stages of dispute resolution, from claim preservation through trial.

Michael J. Harris, PE, Esq., is a licensed professional engineer and attorney with over 30 years of construction industry experience including the last 16 years specializing in construction delay and disruption, loss of efficiency, acceleration and termination disputes. He has prepared detailed master schedules, reviewed technical submittals, developed cost estimates and performed constructability.

To register for the Essential Course on Successful Management of Claims & Change Orders and receive a link for the recording of the Identification and Notification of Claims webinar please click here.

16-Part Online Training Series • 90-Minute Sessions • October 15, 2014 to April 15, 2015
30 Expert Instructors • 24 hours of AIA-approved Course Work
All Missed Sessions Are Available for an Immediate Download