Suspend Work - Remain On Standby - What Can A Contractor Recover?

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On-Demand Schedule

Sat, July 20, 2024 - Sat, July 27, 2024


90  Mins


Basic & Intermediate & Advanced

Webinar ID


  • Types and causes of suspensions
  • Why do owners need a suspension clause in contracts
  • The operation of Suspension clauses
  • Recoverable damages under Suspension clauses
  • Limitations on recoverable damages
  • Some recent court rulings impacting damage recovery
  • Current tests for recovery of suspension damages
  • Recommendations for contractors to protect their rights to recover damages
  • Recommendations for owners to mitigate suspension damages

Overview of the webinar

When an owner issue suspends work directive is the contractor entitled to recover delay and delay damages.? This session examines what damages are typically owed when work is suspended and some limitations of suspension damages. Five court cases setting forth key requirements necessary to collect damages are discussed. Recommendations on what actions contractors should take when work is suspended are provided and why these actions may help owners resolve such claims in the field rather than the courtroom. 

Who should attend?

    • Contractors & subcontractors
    • Owners
    • Design professionals providing services during construction
    • Construction managers
    • Attorneys

Why should you attend?

Webinar attendees will --

  • Learn what is a suspension of work
  • The types and typical causes of suspensions
  • The operation of a suspension clause
  • What damages are recoverable, and which are not
  • The current tests of damage recovery
  • And, how contractors protect their rights to recover suspension of work damages

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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