Register for March 14, 2018 Lorman Webinar, “Calculating the Cost of a Change,” presented by Scott Lowe, P.E.

January 10, 2018

On March 14, 2018, Scott Lowe will present “Calculating the Cost of a Change.”  Scott will discuss the misconceptions and uncertainty surrounding the pricing of construction changes.  Contractors will learn what they must include to be made whole.  Owners will learn what they should pay, and what they shouldn’t pay.  CMs, attorneys, and the consultants and accountants that advise them will learn what is needed to accurately and persuasively price a change.  Scott’s focus will be on the hard topics – the legitimate damages associated with delay, the real costs of inefficiency, and the balancing concerns when pricing acceleration.  He will also review the sometimes controversial areas of unabsorbed home office overhead, interest, and consequential damages.  Learn how to define methods of calculations; explain the difference between standard vs. impact change orders; identify delay, acceleration, and inefficiency costs; and discuss mitigation of impact costs – with Scott Lowe on March 14, 2018.

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Mark Nagata to Speak at 2018 Construction Leadership Network Conference, Tampa, FL, January 22-24, 2018

November 29, 2017

Mark Nagata will be presenting “Beyond Scheduling Basics: Maximizing Time Extensions and Getting Paid What You’re Owed” at the CLN Conference, January 22-24, 2018, in Tampa, FL.  This 2-day event brings together top construction entrepreneurs and their key personnel to exchange ideas and share both successes and lessons learned.

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Register for January 26, 2018 Webinar, “California Construction Project Management,” presented by Geoff Page.

November 16, 2017

On January 26, 2018, Geoff Page will present “California Construction Project Management.”  Geoff will discuss the basics of managing a project, including the importance of understanding the motivations of the parties to a contract, as well as understanding and abiding by the contract.  This 90-minute webinar will provide some guidance on how to deal with possible contractual disputes in a routine and efficient manner.  Find out how construction project contracts can provide an excellent guide for managing a project in California – with Geoff Page on January 26, 2018.

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Mark Nagata and Bill Haydt to present Lorman webinar, “Time Extension – Get Your Request Approved,” December 20, 2017.

November 09, 2017

On December 20, 2017, Mark Nagata and Bill Haydt will present a Lorman webinar titled, “Time Extension – Get Your Request Approved.”  Mark and Bill will discuss what contractors need to do to meet their contractual submission requirements for a time extension request, and how to increase the odds that their submission will be approved.  In this 90-minute webinar, they will cover the basics of CPM scheduling and time extensions, how to understand and interpret time extension provisions using real life examples, and how to prepare a persuasive time extension submission.

Join Mark and Bill on December 20, 2017, and learn how to improve your time extension submissions – to maximize recovery of additional time and your delay-related costs!

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Bill Manginelli and Josh Levy, Esq. to Speak at 2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law, Midwinter Meeting in Fort Myers, FL, January 17-19, 2018

November 02, 2017

Bill Manginelli, Trauner’s President, and Josh Levy, Esq., a Partner with Husch Blackwell LLP, will be making a 1-hour presentation at the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Midwinter Meeting in Fort Myers, FL in January 2018.

Their presentation titled “How the Attorney and Expert Work Together,” which will occur during the Friday division breakfast, identifies best practices for counsel when working with expert witnesses.  Both Bill and Josh have extensive experience in trying construction cases as advocate and expert.

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Mark Nagata, Director, Shareholder, Featured in the Latest Issue of Engineering News Record

October 20, 2017

On October 18, 2017, ENR published Mark Nagata’s viewpoint piece entitled, “The Flaw in ASCE’s New Project Delay Guidelines.”  The piece addresses American Society of Civil Engineer’s new Schedule Delay Analysis Standard’s inclusion of a recommended guideline that attempts to increase an owner’s obligation to grant time extensions for “non-critical path” delays.

Read the entire article here:

Register for November 8, 2017 Webinar, “Documentation and Proof of Construction Delay.”

October 03, 2017

On November 8, 2017, Mark Nagata will present ‘Documentation and Proof of Construction Delay.” Mark will discuss how time truly is money – especially in construction.  This 90-minute webinar will provide you with the ability to determine and document construction delay.  Mark will describe step-by-step real-life examples that will allow you to identify and quantify delays before they occur, preventing unnecessary disputes and claims.  Find out how to save money – with Mark Nagata on November 8, 2017.


For more information, please click [here].

Bill Haydt to Speak at 2017 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, Columbus, OH, October 10-11, 2017

October 03, 2017

Bill Haydt will be presenting “Can a Contractor be Entitled to a Time Extension if the Delay is not Critical?” at the OTE Conference on 10/10/17, in Columbus, Ohio. This 2-day event is attended by more than 3,000 transportation professionals throughout the nation. OTEC is co-sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio State University. Bill’s 1-1/2 hr. presentation will focus on three basic areas: what an offsetting delay is and how it would upset the status quo; the current state of practice as it relates to the determination of the contractor’s entitlement to a time extension; and how a contract can be modified to address the change in the status quo.


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Scott Lowe, P.E., to Present ASCE Webinar on October 3, 2017, “First 3 Rules of Construction: Document, Document, Document!”

October 02, 2017

On October 3, 2017, Scott Lowe will present “First 3 Rules of Construction: Document, Document, Document!” Scott will describe why the contemporaneous documentation that is created during the life of a construction project is so important.  Scott will present the various ways to document and preserve what occurs during the course of a project, and suggestions for making this documentation more fact-focused and effective.  Scott will also discuss how effective communication and documentation can increase the likelihood of resolving issues in a timely manner, without resorting to litigation.

Register for August 31st 2017, “Construction Job Costing Methods and Techniques”

July 28, 2017

Geoff Page presents one of the most important tools available- The Job Cost Report (JCR). He explains how to make sure your report is created properly and used effectively. Many contracts today contain language that allows an owner to audit a contractor’s records. This provides owners with a tool to ‘keep a contractor honest’ when it comes to change orders and claims.

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