Managing Construction Projects Seminars

The construction process has become increasingly complex. Today, owners face more construction project delivery options than ever before. In order to provide owners with the services they request, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals must be able to provide their services under a variety of scenarios. Each construction project has inherent opportunities, benefits, risks and pitfalls. How can the respective parties in the construction project management process take advantage of the opportunities and benefits available? What steps can each party take to avoid common pitfalls and reduce risks inherent in the construction process?

This program will benefit all persons who want to have a better understanding of today’s complex construction project management process. It will examine the roles, responsibilities and perspectives of the parties. It will provide an overview of construction project management, identify common contract-related issues and considerations, and offer practical tips for dispute avoidance and resolution. Attendees will also learn the fundamentals necessary to implement a successful construction program – one that helps each party reap the benefits and opportunities while minimizing their risks.

Seminar highlights:

learning objectives:

  • The attendee will be able to discuss the cost estimating process.
  • The attendee will be able to identify performance delays.
  • The attendee will be able to discuss recent court decisions affecting contract provisions.
  • The attendee will be able to compare the various types of delivery systems for construction projects and determine which system is more appropriate for their given conditions.
  • The attendee will be able to incorporate performance requirements in order to perform or monitor the progress of the project.

continuing education credit

  • PMI 6.5
  • CPE 8.0 including Management Advisory Services 8
  • AIA 6.5
  • IACET 0.65
  • CSI 0.65
  • TX RE
  • TX ENG 6.5

who should attend?

This one-day seminar is designed for project managers, presidents, vice presidents, owners, engineers, controllers, accountants, contract managers, architects, purchasing professionals, estimators, facilities managers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, principals, insurance professionals and other construction professionals.

seminar outline

I. Course Overview

II. The Contract As Risk Management – Jeffrey S. Chapman

A. Understanding The Principles Of Construction Contracting
1. Basic Contract Law
2. Rules Of Contract Interpretation

B. Risk Management Provisions
1. Practical Language To Address Real-World Problems
2. Recent Court Decisions Affecting Contract Provisions
3. New Options And Considerations

C. Use Of General And Supplemental Conditions
1. Standard Form Contracts
2. AIA: The New A-201
3. Every Project Stands Alone: Using Supplemental Conditions

III. Developing And Managing Construction Costs – Anthony Gonzales
A. The Cost Estimating Process
B. Proactively Monitoring Cost

IV. Unresolved Change Orders: Claims Avoidance – Jeffrey S. Chapman
A Communication: The Key To Avoidance
1. Progress Meetings, Memoranda And Updates
2. Submittals, RFIs And Change Orders

B. The Claims Process: Presentation Of Claims For On-Going Projects

V. Developing And Managing The Schedule – Anthony Gonzales
A. The Schedule As A Useful Project Management Tool
B. Scheduling Basics And The CPM Process
C. Schedule Updates And Revisions

VI. Design Processes For Addressing Concerns In Early Stages – Donald Ayers
A. Resolution Of Concerns Prior To Conflict
B. Designs And Context
C. Jobsite Ombudsman
D. Dispute Review Boards

VII. Identifying And Presenting Performance Delays – Anthony Gonzales
A. Reviewing And Monitoring The Project Schedule
B. Analyzing The Project Schedule
C. Presenting A Delay Claim

VIII. Resolving Construction Disputes – Donald Ayers
A. Mediation And Arbitration
B. Selecting The Appropriate Dispute Resolution Device
C. Knowing The Parties Involved
D. Knowing The Clients
E. Preparation
F. The Aftermath

Disclaimer: These seminars are intended to be a source of general information on specific topics. The interpretation and application of these seminars’ contents may vary from project to project depending upon, but not limited to the executed contract, the parties’ actions or inactions, or other contemporaneous project documents. While the information in these seminars are intended but not guaranteed to be accurate, no representations or warranties are made, express or implied, that this information is correct, complete, or up-to-date.