Time Extension Requests – What Does A Contractor Have to Prove?

Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW15C6548

In this webinar, you’ll learn when a contractor is entitled to compensable delay and under what circumstances.
You’ll also learn the rules concerning the burden of proof concerning delay and what must be proven to justify time extensions – both excusable and    compensable.
This webinar reveals several common misconceptions concerning concurrent delay and who has the burden of proof concerning concurrent delay.
The webinar discusses when contractor is not required to justify field and home office overhead costs once a compensable delay have been proven.
Finally, the webinar discusses two recent court cases, one Federal and the other State, that may change the rules of the game concerning the use of    concurrent delay as a defense against owner imposed liquidated damages.

Overview of the webinar

Be exposed to two recent cases concerning time extension requests.
Learn the rules concerning time extension requests.
Understand the arguments about waiver and apportionment of liquidated damages.
Become knowledgeable about concurrent delay issues and who must prove and allocate concurrent delay.
Understand when an owner’s liability for delay is limited or obviated.
Become more knowledgeable about the use of CPM schedules when pursuing or defending against time extension requests.
Learn some new rules about when concurrent delay can and cannot be used to eliminate liquidated damages.

Who should attend?

Contractors & subcontractors
Design professionals providing services during construction
Construction managers

Why should you attend?

Whether a contractor, an owner, a design professional, a construction manager, or a contractor, all construction professionals must learn how to prepare, analyze, and justify time extension requests. Owners and their representatives are tasked with the responsibility of receiving, analyzing and recommending a course of action and deciding on all time extension requests submitted by contractors. Contractors and CM’s@Risk are required to analyze, prepare, justify and submit time extension requests on their own behalf and/or on behalf of their subcontractors. This presentation identifies the tests that have been set forth by the U.S. Federal Courts to justify both excusable and compensable delay time extension requests. The presentation discusses how these rules are applied, whether submitting or analyzing a time extension request. The presentation also discusses the rules concerning concurrent delay and how the courts hold the claimant responsible for allocating concurrent delay. Finally, the presentation highlights two new court rulings which may be “game changers” concerning delays, time extension requests and the use of concurrent delay as a defense against liquidated damages.

Faculty - Mr. James G. Zack

James G. Zack, Jr. is the Senior Advisor, Navigant Construction Forum™ – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management, Fluor Corporation; Vice President, PinnacleOne; and Senior Construction Claims Consultant, CH2M HILL, Inc. With 45 years’ experience he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims. A Fellow of AACE and RICS, Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager and a Project Management Professional as well as a nationally known author and speaker on construction claims.

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