Bill Haydt to Present Online NHI Course “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” for the Federal Highway Administration, from August 16 to August 19, 2021.

July 13, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a 4-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the Federal Highway Administration, “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” from August 16-19, 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 to Present ASCE 2-Day Virtual Workshop on “How to Price and Document Your Delay Claims.”

May 12, 2021

On December 14th and 16th, 2021, Bill Haydt will present an ASCE 2-day Virtual Workshop.

On Day 1 of the Workshop, Bill will give participants the tools they need to determine the true costs of delays for a construction project. In some cases, these costs are straight forward, easily recognized, and easily calculated; however, these costs can sometimes be complicated to determine. Bill will discuss basic concepts, with case studies and real examples, to allow attendees to see how these concepts are actually applied. Attendees will also be provided with real-life, take-home problems to put what they learned to the test.

On Day 2 of the Workshop, Bill will review the skills learned on Day 1, go over the take-home problems, and then turn the course’s attention to the documentation required to demonstrate the claims made in the take-home problems. Bill will describe in detail why the contemporaneous documentation that is created during the life of a construction project is so important. Bill will present the various ways to document and preserve what occurs during the course of a project, as well as provide suggestions for making this documentation more fact-focused and effective. Bill will also discuss how effective communication and documentation can increase the likelihood of resolving issues in a timely manner, without resorting to litigation.

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Scott Lowe to Present Online NHI Course “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” for the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), from June 22 to June 24, 2021.

May 07, 2021

Scott Lowe will be presenting a 3-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), titled “Principles and Applications of Highway Construction Specifications,” from June 22-24, 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 to Present Online NHI Course “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” for the California Local Technical Assistance Program (CA LTAP), from June 8, 2021 to June 11, 2021.

May 07, 2021

Bill Haydt will be presenting a 4-day virtual NHI Course with online training for the California Local Technical Assistance Program (CA LTAP), “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance,” from June 8-11, 2021. The course provides the basic tools to address the management and avoidance of highway construction claims. Bill 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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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.

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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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