11
June 2015

Project Claims and Disputes and Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: Morning Session: Project Claims and Disputes on Engineering and Construction Projects
Registration & Hot Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 AM
Seminar: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Afternoon Session: Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects
Registration & Lunch: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Seminar: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
Credit: Project Claims and Disputes on Engineering and Construction Projects -
3.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects -
4.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Members (until May 28, 2015):
Package: $469.00 + GST = $492.45
Morning Session: $259.00 + GST = $271.95
Afternoon Session: $259.00 + GST = $271.95

APEGBC Members (after May 28, 2015):
Package: $569.00 + GST = $597.45
Morning Session: $359.00 + GST = $376.95
Afternoon Session: $359.00 + GST = $376.95

Non-Members:
Package: $569.00 + GST = $597.45
Morning Session: $359.00 + GST = $376.95
Afternoon Session: $359.00 + GST = $376.95

MAPS Members (Member Advantage Program for Students):
Package: $284.50 + GST = $298.73
Morning Session: $179.50 + GST = $188.48
Afternoon Session: $179.50 + GST = $188.48

Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 28, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note:
The morning session will focus on contract claims and disputes. This session discusses the causes and types of claims, the procedures by owners and contractors to avoid claims, and methods to quantify and resolve claims. The afternoon session will focus on team building and partnering. This session attempts to create an environment where trust and teamwork prevent disputes, foster a cooperative bond to everyone's benefit, and facilitate the completion of a successful project.

Morning Session: Project Claims and Disputes on Engineering and Construction Projects
 
In the engineering and construction industry, contract claims and disputes are common issues. They occur between: owners and contractors, contractors and their subcontractors, contractors and vendors. Resolution of the claims and disputes can be an adversarial and costly process for all parties.
 
This session discusses the causes and types of claims, the procedures by owners and contractors to avoid claims, and methods to quantify and resolve claims. The session will discuss:
  • Current trends
  • Claim components
  • Claim preparation
  • Claim evaluation and response
  • Causes of claims
    • Claims pertaining to quality
    • Change in design
    • Change in site/subsoil conditions
    • Claims pertaining to quantity
    • Increased quantities
    • Extra work
    • Measurement of work performed
    • Ambiguous specification
    • Unreasonably demanding inspection
    • Design enhancement via the shop drawings approval process
    • Deficiencies, re-work/performance
    • Claims pertaining to methods or schedule of the work
    • Delays
    • Acceleration
    • Disruption
    • Interference
  • Owner’s avoidance of claims
    • Contracting strategies
    • Risk allocation/risk management
    • Project administration
  • Usual pitfalls
  • What to watch out for
  • Counter claims
  • Dispute resolution mechanism
    • Negotiation
    • Mediation
    • Dispute resolution board
    • Arbitration
    • Litigation
 
At the end of this half-day session, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the most frequently encountered construction claims
  • Claim preparation and evaluation: performing a claim analysis and assessment
  • Techniques for keeping the situation from escalating too far
  • Best practices in selecting solutions to resolve claims situations efficiently
  • Tips for avoiding claims before they happen
 
Afternoon Session: Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects
 
While the contract establishes the legal relationships, the teambuilding and Partnering process is designed to establish working relationships among the parties through a mutually-developed formal strategy of commitment and communication.  It attempts to create an environment where trust and teamwork prevent disputes, foster a cooperative bond to everyone's benefit, and facilitate the completion of a successful project.  This process tries to:
  • Forge common goals and objectives
  • Establish working relationships
  • Create an environment of trust and teamwork
  • Foster a cooperative bond, and facilitate the successful completion of a project
  • Create mechanisms to sustain and expand collaboration.
 
Through a workshop style, attendees will discuss and develop:
  • Problems and barriers that have prevented collaborations on past projects.
  • Project vision
    • Project goal
    • In scope and out scope
    • Project milestone schedule
    • Success Criteria
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Project Org. Structure
    • Project Risks, Assumptions and Stakeholders
  • Teamwork
    • Health Check
    • Issue/dispute Resolution Mechanism
    • Ground Rules
    • Roles/Responsibilities
 
At the end of this half-day session, participants will be able to:
  • Better understand and apply team partnering and alignment concepts on their next project
  • Develop a mindset that is aligned and focused by improving alignment of goals across and between organizations
  • Better plan and commit to timelines, yielding better results
  • Create buy-in by everyone to achieving the goals of the organization/project
  • Develop project goals and objectives
  • Develop team ground rules
  • Develop a Performance Evaluation Mechanism for evaluating team relationships and performance (Health Check Mechanism)
  • Develop an Issue Resolution Mechanism for resolution of issues and disputes in a timely manner
 
Presenter
Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
 
George is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has been involved in both the teaching of and research into project management since 1994.
 
He has over thirty years of experience, principally in infrastructure projects and claims and disputes. He is also an active project management consultant for both public and private sector organizations in Canada and has provided extensive project management training to many Canadian, American and international companies.
 
George’s research and teaching focuses on improving project alignment and building and sustaining project teams, productivity and contractual arrangements. He also works as a coach and trainer for managers and executives. He assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunneling, LRT expansions and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating many construction projects, both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure. Through his experience and research, George has developed a strong interest in improving project success founded upon improving the effectiveness of project teams.


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