Avoid Costly Delays & Damages in a Project By Quantifying Delays, Properly Pricing Changes, & Effectively Proving Claims

Any stakeholder involved in a large scale or complex construction project has experienced the challenges and nuances that can accompany any change of plan, whether it’s something expected or not. Whether it’s a change in scope, means and methods, or any other kind of change, an equitable resolution can only come from proper communication and the ability to objectively assess, quantify, and price the impact that the change had on the work. If both parties agree that a change has occurred and the corresponding cost for that change is reasonably priced, then resolution for that change is simple and immediate. On the other hand, if the there is disagreement on either the change occurring or its cost, problems can ensue. Oftentimes, the inability to make an objective assessment of these factors leads to a breakdown in the common goal of the better interest of the project, and can therefore result in costly delays and damages for the stakeholders.

This session by our expert speaker, Peter Vosbikian, will familiarize stakeholders with important information on how delays due to a change in scope can be quantified, how to properly price changes resulting from extra work, and how to effectively prove a claim involving a change in scope. It will also address considerations for preparing change orders as well as guidelines for preparing a claim.

Whether you’re involved in quantifying the impact of a change, experienced a delay and incurred damages, or involved in resolving a delay claim, this session will provide insights on how to quantify the delay and cost incurred resulting from the change. It will also provide guidance on the data and documentation needed should a project delay or impact arise. It will further provide considerations for preparing a change order or developing a claim.

Session Highlights:

  • Consider some practical CPM scheduling strategies
  • Understand the mechanics of quantifying delays
  • Review guidelines for communicating about change
  • Learn to identify information that should be tracked and the documentation prepared in the event of a claim
  • Examine causation – relevance, considerations and standards to take into account
  • Review contract provisions involving changes to work
  • Learn practical considerations for scheduling work
  • Understand different methodologies for quantifying delays
  • See the forensic delay analysis methodologies in practice
  • Learn how to clearly present a change order
  • Examine considerations pricing a change
  • Understand the components necessary for preparing a claim
  • Consider guidelines for developing a claim

Who should attend?

  • Owners
  • General Contractors
  • Construction Managers
  • Subcontractors
  •  Architects / Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys

Peter Vosbikian is a Shareholder of GREYHAWK and a qualified trial expert in schedule delay analysis and damages. Mr. Vosbikian has over 20 years of experience in construction, civil engineering, and construction program management specializing in; construction dispute and claims resolution, construction advisory and claims avoidance, CPM scheduling and delay analysis, cost analysis, loss of productivity analysis, and litigation support services. He has provided and managed construction claims services on commercial buildings, infrastructure projects, government facilities, and industrial plants which include; stadiums, sports arenas, airports, process and power plants, wastewater treatment facilities, hotels, correctional facilities, residential and apartment complexes, landfills, highways, bridges, schools, care facilities, courthouses, and prisons.

Mr. Vosbikian has prepared and given presentations in negotiation and mediation venues and has provided expert testimony in litigation. Mr. Vosbikian’s expertise includes identifying and evaluating construction claims related to scope changes, schedule delay impacts and extended performance, lost productivity, and disruptive impacts. He is experienced in preparing and evaluating as-planned and as-built schedules, contemporaneous and retrospective delay analyses, productivity impact analyses, and cost and damages claims.