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Geoff Page to Present NHI Course in Denver, CO, “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” April 1 – April 2, 2019.

March 12, 2019

Geoff Page will be presenting a 2-day NHI Course in Denver, CO, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” on April 1st and April 2nd, 2019. 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].

Scott Lowe to Present NHI Course in Berlin, VT, “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” March 14 – March 15, 2019.

February 19, 2019

Scott Lowe will be presenting a 2-day NHI Course in Berlin, VT, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” on March 14 and March 15, 2019. 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].

Register for March 5, 2019 Lorman Webinar, “Calculating the Cost of a Change,” presented by Bill Haydt.

January 23, 2019

On March 5, 2019, Bill Haydt will present a Lorman Seminar, “Calculating the Cost of a Change.” Bill 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. Bill’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 Bill Haydt on March 5, 2019.

For more information, please click [here.]

Register for February 28, 2019 Lorman Webinar, “Reading and Understanding Highway Plans,” presented by Geoff Page.

January 21, 2019

On February 28, 2019, Geoff Page will present a Lorman Webinar “Reading and Understanding Highway Plans.”

In this 90-minute webinar, Geoff will discuss how to gain a better understanding of how to read and comprehend DOT project plans. Reading and understanding DOT construction plans is clearly critical for anyone involved with transportation projects. Contractor estimators need to know how to read these plans to properly bid the projects. Once the project is awarded, contractor personnel and subcontractors performing the work need to be able to follow the plans to accurately build the work. Engineers, inspectors, and consultants working for the DOTs also need to understand the plans, and while this seems to be an obvious requirement for managing the work, competencies vary. Other people involved with the work such as environmental specialists, geotechnical technicians, material providers, and outside agencies affected by the work also need an understanding of the plans. Oftentimes people with various project responsibilities know how to look at their particular piece of work on a set of plans but not much else. There may be parts of a plan set that relate to someone’s work that are not called out in the parts of the plan that specifically describe certain work. Join Geoff on February 28, 2019, to learn how to:

  • Describe the project as a whole
  • Identify information quickly
  • Recognize symbols and plan abbreviations
  • Explain the planned work to others

For more information, please click [here].

Mark Nagata and Ryan Ebner to Present Two NHI Courses in Columbia, SC, “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” from February 12 to February 14, 2019 and from February 19 to February 21, 2019.

January 09, 2019

Mark Nagata and Ryan Ebner will be presenting two 2-1/2 day NHI Courses in Columbia, SC, “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” from February 12-14, 2019 and from February 19-21, 2019. The course provides the basic tools to address the management and avoidance of highway construction claims. Mark and Ryan 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.

For more information, please click [here].

Bill Haydt to Present ASCE Webinar on January 15, 2019, “Evaluation and Quantifying Inefficiency in Construction: A Case Study Approach.”

December 06, 2018

On January 15, 2019, Bill Haydt will present an ASCE Webinar titled “Evaluation and Quantifying Inefficiency in Construction: A Case Study Approach.” Bill will focus on the topic of inefficiency management during construction projects. Several case studies will be discussed, dealing with issues associated with quantifying inefficiencies in construction. Bill will introduce basic concepts and real examples – to allow participants to see how these concepts are actually applied.

For more information, please click [here].

Geoff Page to Present NHI Course in Providence, RI, “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” January 8 – January 9, 2019.

December 06, 2018

Geoff Page will be presenting a 2-day NHI Course in Providence, RI, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” on January 8th and January 9th, 2019. 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 product correct, consistent, clear, complete, and concise specifications.

For more information, please click [here].

Geoff Page to present NHI Course in Helena, MT, “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” December 12 – December 13, 2018.

November 12, 2018

Geoff Page will be presenting a 2-day NHI Course in Helena, MT, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” on December 12th and December 13th, 2018. 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 place 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].

Mark Nagata, Director, Shareholder, Featured in “Owners Perspective” – the Official Magazine of Construction Owners Association of America

October 29, 2018

Owners Perspective, the official magazine of Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), recently published Mark Nagata’s article entitled “Watch Out for this New Liquidated Damages Loophole.” The article addresses the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new standard that could result in contractors sidestepping payment of liquidated damages. Mark discussed the importance for owners to understand what the offsetting delay argument is and how to protect themselves.

Please click [here] to read the full article.

Mark Nagata to Present Edupliance Webinar on November 15, 2018, “Critical Path Method Construction Scheduling Basics.”

October 25, 2018

On November 15, 2018, Mark Nagata will present an Edupliance Webinar “Critical Path Method Construction Scheduling Basics.” Mark will discuss why a construction schedule is an essential project management tool, how a baseline schedule is developed, how a schedule update is prepared, how to use the project schedule to demonstrate entitlement to additional time – as well as construction scheduling best practices, tips, and abuses. Mark will also provide an understanding of how to manage and protect project time from a risk perspective. Find out how to finish your project on time and on budget – with Mark Nagata on November 15, 2018.

For more information, please click [here].

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