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Scott Lowe to Present Online NHI Course “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), from May 11 to May 14, 2021.

April 12, 2021

Scott Lowe will be presenting a 4-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications, from May 11-14, 2021. The course includes content that highlights the role of specifications as contract documents and tools for assigning risk. Course participants will engage in lessons and practice sessions to identify types of specifications, select the most appropriate type for a given project, and generate an original, effective highway construction specification. Emphasis is placed on the use of basic grammar and writing style so that participants can produce correct, consistent, clear, complete, and concise specifications.

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Bill Haydt will Present a Lorman Webinar on May 14, 2021, titled “Construction Project Time Extensions – Get Your Request Approved.”

March 25, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a Lorman webinar titled “Construction Project Time Extensions – Get Your Request Approved,” on May 14, 2021. 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 time extension request will be approved. In this 90-minute webinar, Bill 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.

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Scott Lowe to Present Online NHI Course “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” for the Colorado Department of Transportation, from April 13 to April 16, 2021.

March 24, 2021

Scott Lowe will be presenting a 4-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the Colorado Department of Transportation, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” from April 13-16, 2021. The course includes content that highlights the role of specifications as contract documents and tools for assigning risk. Course participants will engage in lessons and practice sessions to identify types of specifications, select the most appropriate type for a given project, and generate an original, effective highway construction specification. Emphasis is placed on the use of basic grammar and writing style so that participants can produce correct, consistent, clear, complete, and concise specifications.

For more information, please click [here].

Bill Haydt to Present Online NHI Course “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” for the Federal Highway Administration, from April 19 to April 23, 2021.

March 22, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a 5-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the Federal Highway Administration, “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” from April 19-23, 2021. The course provides the basic tools to address the management and avoidance of highway construction claims. Bill will present the evaluation of a highway contract claim by focusing on three claim components: entitlement, impact, and cost. Participants will learn claims avoidance techniques, as well as how to identify and review best practices associated with successful dispute resolution.

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Bill Haydt will Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, for TUESDAY’S WITH TRAUNER, on March 30, 2021, “Identifying and Quantifying Contractor Inefficiencies.”

February 24, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute titled, “Identifying and Quantifying Contractor Inefficiencies,” on March 30, 2021. This webinar will focus on the measurement of inefficiency on construction projects. There always seem to be excuses for not being able to prove that a problem caused the contractor to be inefficient. Owners often rightly complain that contractors do not document the problem. Contractors often rightly complain that owner’s documentation expectation can be unreasonable. Both parties often refuse to acknowledge the legitimate concerns and limitations under which the other operates. Bill will explore these issues using case studies of real projects, showing how the difficulties associated with documenting and evaluating inefficiency, and how the problems illustrated by the case study can be avoided. Bill present several case studies on a variety of projects dealing with several issues associated with quantifying inefficiencies in construction.

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Bill Haydt will Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, for TUESDAY’S WITH TRAUNER, on March 9, 2021, “Determining the Costs Associated with Delay.”

February 17, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute titled, “Determining the Costs Associated with Delay,” on March 9, 2021. Bill will discuss how owners, contractors, construction managers, and design consultants experience significant cost increases from delayed project completion. In some cases, these costs are straight forward, easily recognized, and easily calculated; however, these costs can sometimes be complicated to determine. The objective of this webinar is to give participants the tools they need to determine the true costs of delays for a construction project.

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Scott Lowe will Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, for TUESDAY’S WITH TRAUNER, on March 2, 2021, “Handling Differing Site Conditions.”

February 10, 2021

Scott Lowe will be presenting a webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute titled, “Handling Differing Site Conditions,” on March 2, 2021. This presentation will focus on how you and your team can handle differing site condition issues. The presentation will focus on the federally mandated differing side conditions clause. Included in the webinar will be a discussion by Scott of what a differing site condition is, the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 differing site condition, and the importance of notice to the fair and reasonable resolutions of differing site condition issues. Scott will go through real differing site condition issues to help you understand the subtleties of the differing site conditions clause language and its successful implementation.

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Scott Lowe and Mark Nagata to Speak on Panel Presentation at the 2021 ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Virtual Midwinter Conference on 2/3-4/2021.

January 29, 2021

Scott Lowe and Mark Nagata will be speakers on a panel presentation at the 2021 ABA Virtual Midwinter Construction Law Conference on 2/3-4/2021. The presentation is titled “Construction Lawyer as Disaster Artist.” The panels of highly-qualified speakers in this program address varied project scenarios, such as bid errors, price escalation, scheduling impacts, false claims exposure, bankruptcy or bad project documentation that can be the source of a construction project disaster, and share their research, insights, and recommendations.

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Mark Nagata will Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, for TUESDAY’S WITH TRAUNER, on February 23, 2021, “A Comprehensive Approach to the Analysis of CPM Schedules to Measure Delays on Construction Projects.”

January 27, 2021

Mark Nagata will be presenting a webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute titled, “A Comprehensive Approach to the Analysis of CPM Schedules to Measure Delays on Construction Projects,” on February 23, 2021. Nearly every construction project experiences some sort of delay. The difficulty in evaluating delays on construction projects is determining whether the contractor is actually due a time extension for a particular delay. Mark will identify the key components of both construction contracts and critical path method schedules that are essential to determine a contractor’s entitlement to a time extension. Mark will also describe the different schedule analysis methods used in the industry and identify the preferred methods owners should use to evaluate delay.

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Scott Lowe will Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute for TUESDAY’S WITH TRAUNER, on February 9, 2021, “Avoiding Construction Contract Claims.”

January 13, 2021

Scott Lowe will be presenting a webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, titled “Avoiding Construction Contract Claims,” on February 9, 2021.  The presentation will focus on concepts to empower your project team to eliminate, or at least mitigate or avoid, construction contract claims. It will also cover the issues that are most likely to result in claims. Scott will identify the tools available to the project team to successfully address these issues, and will provide real examples of successes and failures to illustrate key points, such as bad reasoning and practices that lead to claims. The focus of the webinar will be on the techniques that result in providing reasonable and supportable time extensions and fair compensation.

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