This webinar’s goal is to demonstrate the importance of a detailed project schedule specification in a construction contract and identify the key components that can be used by both parties for better project control, decision-making and, if necessary, resolution of claims.
While many of us are familiar with the concepts, few of us have taken the time to actually attempt to implement lean construction techniques, often due to misconceptions that it is a total project commitment. James Choo and Roberto Arbulu of Strategic Project Solutions Inc. show how lean construction can be implemented, with the level of optimization determined by what you want to achieve. Some prefab and logistics planning is better done and implemented ahead of the project starting, but lean construction can be implemented at multiple levels. Join Choo and Arbulu to learn more about synchronizing supply with installation, logistics design, production control, prefabrication and virtual operations design, and other lean concepts you
can apply to your project.
Construction productivity expert Michael Casten presents his views and techniques for development and management of productivity improvement. The average construction operation underperforms production capacity by a factor of three or four times. Careful study of work at the crew level will reveal massive amounts of delays, wasted effort, and inefficient and ineffective use of resources. Casten provides solutions to help project managers, supervisors, and engineers find opportunities for reengineering process and resource utilization that can almost immediately double the output of many operations.
This webinar is designed to help construction professionals improve the ability of their project schedules to serve as “claims-support tools” or “claims-avoidance tools.” The program is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners, schedulers, consultants, architects, and engineers who are involved in construction project management or administration.
For many years, owners and general contractors have looked for cost-effective alternatives to the traditional payment/performance surety bonds, three-way agreements in which a surety guarantees to one party the performance and/or payment of another party. A new subcontractor default insurance (SDI) product, issued by Zurich Insurance under the name of Subguard, has emerged as a viable alternative that protects an owner and general contractor from the consequences of a defaulting subcontractor while eliminating many of the delays and other problems associated with traditional surety bonds. This interactive program will provide you with a firm understanding of subcontractor default insurance, including coverage parameters, exclusions, and other important information.
Preparing a successful design calls for a unique combination of scientific and technical expertise, and accomplishing it in a perfect manner is difficult, if not impossible. As such, it is common for construction projects to experience changes to the work resulting from professional design deficiencies. The liability for such claims resulting from design deficiencies generally is aimed against the designer on the basis that it failed to satisfy its contractual obligation to provide a design that met the expectations and requirements of the owner. This presentation provides some valuable insight into and considerations on pricing and apportioning the costs associated with design defects, as well as addressing sample contract provisions and reviewing examples of how to calculate an assessment against an A/E.
Deke Smith and Michael Tardif -- two pioneering experts in building information modeling (BIM) will walk you through the steps of developing a BIM strategy to foster organization growth and profit. From how to match the right level of BIM for your role on the project team to developing the right personnel to lead and operate BIM tools, this session will help you clarify your objectives and set you on a cost-effective path to become a BIM-enabled construction industry player.
There is great demand to find industry practitioners who know the industry. Here’s your chance to learn how to approach a turnaround schedule, or to tune-up your current process.
This two-session webinar on best practices for owners, contractors and schedulers in preparing and executing the Turnaround Projects presented by Jack Pernice and Gordon Aronson, who have 75-plus years combined experience in the construction management, scheduling and plant turnaround industry. These twin events will walk you through a soup-to-nuts coverage of what a turnaround schedule is, what needs to go into the planning process and then the actual scheduling and execution process.
All federal contracts awarded after September 8, 2009 are subject to mandatory new E-Verification requirements for certain employees and independent contractors. The new regulations were designed to improve accuracy of wage and tax reporting and to guarantee a legal workforce on all federal projects. Failure to comply could result in suspension or debarment, adverse performance assessment and termination for default and damages.
Thinking of selling to the government, or want to win more contracts than you are now? There are 7 things that all winners do. Find out what they are, what to expect, and get the answers you need to get started today.