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Bill Haydt to Present Online NHI Course “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” for the Federal Highway Administration, from October 26 to October 30, 2020.

October 20, 2020

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 October 26-30, 2020. 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.

For more information, please click [here.]

Register for October 16, 2020 Edupliance Webinar, “How to Prevent Construction Projects from Going Bad,” presented by Bill Haydt.

September 29, 2020

On October 16, 2020, Bill Haydt will present an Edupliance Webinar, “How to Prevent Construction Projects from Going Bad.”

This 90-minute webinar focuses on key elements of the construction process so that you can keep your project pointed toward success. It addresses the steps that can and should be taken to help anticipate, identify, and manage the problems inherent in the construction process. It is intended to benefit those who want to have a better understanding of the pitfalls of the construction process and how to meet them head on. Bill will provide a summary discussion of the aspects of construction that can often lead to a bad project, and of the fundamentals necessary to implement a successful project.

For more information, please click [here].

Mike Ryan, P.E., is Partnering with Jimerson Birr for their “Managing Problem Projects Webinar: Construction Delay Claims,” on September 10, 2020.

August 25, 2020

Trauner Consulting Services will be partnering with Jimerson Birr for their “Managing Problem Projects Webinar: Construction Delay Claims,” the fifth in a multi-part education series for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. On Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 12:00p to 1:00p EST, Mike Ryan, P.E., will be presenting “Construction Delay Claims: Best Practices for Subcontractors,” that will break down the do’s and don’ts for subcontractors on how to successfully bring a claim for delay, disruption, or acceleration. This webinar is geared towards subcontractors and covers best practices for delay claims.

This is a free webinar and is available for attendees on a first-come first-served basis. You don’t want to miss this one – sign up today!

Please click [here] for more information.

Mark Nagata Featured in AACE International’s August 2020 Issue of Source Magazine.

August 06, 2020

The AACE International’s Source Magazine has published Mark Nagata’s article, entitled “Home Office Overhead – Which Formula Should You Use?” in its August 2020 issue, in the “Bonus Technical Article” section. This article describes the difference between unabsorbed and extended home office overhead costs, details how various home office overhead formulas calculate a contractor’s unabsorbed or extended home office overhead costs, and identifies how each of the methods calculate different potential damages from one another using an owner-directed suspension example and an extended project duration example.

Please click the following link to read the entire article:

https://web.aacei.org/docs/default-source/source/2020/so20-08.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Bill Haydt to Present Edupliance Webinar on August 7, 2020, “A Guide to Determining the Costs Associated with Delay.”

July 15, 2020

**An earlier Edupliance Webinar, scheduled for 7/10/20, was postponed. The new date has been scheduled for 8/7/20.

On August 7, 2020, Bill Haydt will present a 90-minute Edupliance Webinar “A Guide to Determining the Costs Associated with Delay.” Bill will discuss how vital it is to know the process for submitting or reviewing delay claims, as well as how to approach modifying the contract. He will review the methods of documenting impacts, as well as how to categorize and present costs. Bill will provide the perspective of both the contractor and the owner, and also discuss how project schedules are used, as well as misused, to support a party’s position.

For more information, please click [here].

Trauner Consulting Services Featured in the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) June Newsletter

June 22, 2020

The GBCA News at a Glance Newsletter of June 22, 2020 features Trauner Consulting Services in their “Top GBCA News/Member Spotlight.”

Please click the following link to read the featured article:

https://gbca.com/hard-hat-chat/gbca-member-spotlight-trauner-consulting-service-inc/

 

Mark Nagata is a Panelist on the “COVID-19 Project Recovery-Disruption, Claims, and Dispute Resolution Panel” discussion on July 2, 2020, for the Project Control Summit.

June 02, 2020

On July 2, 2020, Mark Nagata will be a panelist on Session 13 of a Project Control Summit Webinar Panel discussion, “COVID-19 Project Recovery-Disruption, Claims, and Dispute Resolution Panel.” The panel will discuss how to get equipped with strategies and tactics on the effective management of productivity disruptions, delay claims, and dispute resolution during and after the COVID-19 project recovery.

For more information, please click [here].

Register for May 13, 2020, Lorman Webinar, “How to Prevent Construction Projects from Going Bad,” presented by Bill Haydt.

April 27, 2020

On May 13, 2020, Bill Haydt will present “How to Prevent Construction Projects from Going Bad.” This 90-minute webinar focuses on key elements of the construction process so that you can keep your project pointed toward success.  It addresses the steps that can and should be taken to help anticipate, identify, and manage the problems inherent in the construction process. It is intended to benefit those who want to have a better understanding of the pitfalls of the construction process and how to meet them head on. Bill will provide a summary discussion of the aspects of construction that can often lead to a bad project, and of the fundamentals necessary to implement a successful project.

For more information, please click [here].

Scott Lowe and Mark Nagata to Present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute on May 5, 2020, “Determining a Contractor’s Entitlement to a Time Extension Due to COVID-19.”

April 27, 2020

On May 5, 2020, Scott Lowe and Mark Nagata will present a Webinar for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute “Determining a Contractor’s Entitlement to a Time Extension Due to COVID-19.”  Scott and Mark will review the Wyoming, Montana, and North and South Dakota DOT contracts. They will discuss what these contracts require regarding a contractor’s obligations to establish entitlement to a time extension for alleged COVID-19 delays. They will look at whether COVID-19 delays are excusable under a contract, and discuss why they may not be compensable. They will discuss how to analyze a project’s schedules to quantify a delay associated with COVID-19, as well as identify the required documents a contractor must submit to verify and quantify COVID-19 delays.

For more information, please click [here].

Geoff Page to Present NHI Course in Denver, CO, “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” March 10 – March 11, 2020.

February 11, 2020

Geoff Page will be presenting a 2-day NHI Course in Denver, CO, titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” on March 10 and March 11, 2020.  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.]

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