Construction contract claims are the result of the owner and the contractor being unable to come to agreement regarding an alleged change. Reducing or eliminating claims requires (1) a reduction in the number of potential changes, and (2) the implementation of practices that increase the likelihood of an owner and contractor resolving a dispute. This course provides the basic tools to address both elements of reducing or eliminating contract claims and has been updated to include an increased focus on claims avoidance with improved examples and additional best practices with state-specific activity.
In this course, participants first walk step-by-step through the evaluation of a contract claim, looking at each component. Separate course modules are devoted to these three components of a claim: entitlement, impact, and cost. The "Entitlement" module focuses on the contract and the proper interpretation of common contract clauses. The "Impacts" module focuses on delay and inefficiency--the two most difficult impacts to measure and, consequently, most difficult to resolve. The "Cost" module explores costs that can prove difficult for the project team to resolve.
Next, the participants identify and review best practices associated with successful dispute resolution. In addition, there is a module devoted solely to claims avoidance techniques and dispute resolution processes.
By completing this course, participants will have the opportunity to master techniques that can help them manage and avoid claims.
This an intermediate level course.
It is designed specifically for State DOTs, but is also appropriate for LPOs and MPOs. It is a valuable course for contractors, design consultants, project managers, and attorneys involved in the evaluation, management, and resolution of disputes on highway construction projects.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.