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(SK-3036) (Presentation Only) Overview of Construction Claims and Disputes

Level: Basic
Venue: 2019 AACE International Conference & Expo, June 16-19, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: This presentation discusses the 11 basic types of construction claims included in most standard contracts used throughout the U.S. – AIA, ConsensusDOCS, EJCDC, etc. It outlines the entitlement and causation elements of each type of claim that the claimant must demonstrate to justify their right to prevail. The presentation highlights the following types of construction claims – claims for directed changes; constructive changes; differing site conditions; directed suspensions of work; constructive suspensions; force majeure events; delays; accelerations; constructive accelerations; terminations for convenience; and, terminations for default. The presentation also identifies several types of owner claims against contractors. The elements of the burden of proof required of all claimants are presented. The basic requirements concerning damages are covered. A discussion of claims under various project delivery methods and a summary of an accepted claims preparation and analysis methodology are included. The presentation will conclude with an outline of various dispute resolution methodologies.