Pacing Delay – The Practical Effect on Projects & Delay Claims

On-Demand Schedule Sun, June 16, 2024 - Sun, June 23, 2024
Duration 90 Mins
Webinar ID IQW23E0502
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced

  • This webinar defines what pacing delay is, typical causation of pacing delay, and gives examples of both owner and contractor pacing delay.
  • The webinar discusses the contractor’s legal right to pace owner caused delay. 
  • The webinar explores the practical impact and risks on projects resulting from pacing delay.
  • The webinar also discusses the adverse impact of pacing delay on schedule delay analysis and delay claims asserted by contractors.
  • The webinar examines the issue of whether time related damages are recoverable when pacing delay has occurred and potential owner defenses when damages are sought.
  • The webinar offers some recommendations concerning defenses against pacing delay claims.
  • Finally, the webinar offers some practice pointers for both owners and contractors when considering pacing delay.

Overview of the webinar

This webinar is focused on pacing delay, a controversial delay issue in the construction industry.  Currently there is little literature on pacing delay and case law is a bit sparse.  Thus, owners and contractors often find themselves at odds with one another over the practical effect of pacing delay in a delay claim situation.  The webinar defines the term; identifies what constitutes pacing delay; sets forth the contractor’s legal right to pace an owner caused delay; and addresses the practical impact of pacing delay, both to the project as well as to delay claims. This webinar is intended to assist attendees in a better understanding of pacing delay and how the issue may be dealt with by both owners and contractors.

Who should attend?

  • Owners and owner representatives managing capital improvement projects. 
  • Contractor executives, project managers, project sponsors and project control personnel.
  • Construction managers and design professionals performing services during construction.
  • Attorneys dealing with construction delays claims and disputes.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn what pacing delay is.
  • Gain an understanding of when owners and contractors may employ pacing delay.
  • Understand the impacts and risks involved when pacing delay occurs. 
  • Receive recommendations, for both owners and contractors, when pacing delay arises to mitigate some of the risks attendant to pacing delay.
  • Be exposed to practice pointers for both contractors and owners concerning pacing delay.

Faculty - Mr.James G. Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was eh founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™.  Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Mr. Zack was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Mr. Zack has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls.  In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes.  Mr. Zack is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Mr. Zack is an internationally recognized author and speaker in the construction claims and disputes arena.


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