Spire was engaged by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) to evaluate its construction claims management and cost estimating processes, identify areas for improvement and deliver a seminar on industry best practices to over 20 members of its project management team. Spire reviewed documentation related to the PCA’s processes and procedures, discussed its methodology with PCA representatives and developed a curriculum for the seminar based on industry standard best practices in construction claims management and cost estimating. The five day construction training seminar focused on best practices in a variety of areas including:

  • Cost estimate adjustments and pricing
  • Estimating construction change orders
  • CPM scheduling and control
  • Types of delay and disruption claims
  • Advanced delay analysis techniques
  • Determining labor productivity impacts
  • Quantification of construction claims
  • Quantification of delays, disruptions and productivity loss
  • Reviewing the validity of claims
  • Quantification of delay damages

Spire’s efforts resulted in the PCA developing and implementing processes and procedures to identify and quantify time and cost impacts. Spire’s team received an overall course satisfaction rating of 94% (out of 100%).


  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Project Control Team
  • Contract Managers
  • Operations Managers

Course Satisfaction Rating: 94%
Knowledge of Subject Matter Rating: 96%