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February 2017

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

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jaishree Narsih at jnarsih@apeg.bc.ca if you are interested in registering.
Date: Friday, February 03, 2017
Time: Morning Session: Project Claims and Disputes on Engineering and Construction Projects
Registration and Hot Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Seminar: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Afternoon Session: Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects
Registration and Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Seminar: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown (Ambleside II) 1128 W Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Presenter: Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng.
Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
Credit: Morning Session: Project Claims and Disputes on Engineering and Construction Projects
3.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Afternoon Session: Team Building on Engineering and Construction Projects
3.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird APEGBC Members (Until January 20, 2017):
Package: $459.00 + GST = $481.95
Project Claims and Disputes: $249.00 + GST = $261.45
Team Building: $249.00 + GST = $261.45

APEGBC Members Regular Price (After January 20, 2017):
Package: $559.00 + GST = $586.95
Project Claims & Disputes: $349.00 + GST = $366.45
Team Building: $349.00 + GST = $366.45

APEGBC Student Members:
Package: $279.50 + GST = $293.48
Project Claims and Disputes: $174.50 + GST = $183.23
Team Building: $174.50 + GST = $183.23

Non-Members:
Package: $559.00 + GST = $586.95
Project Claims & Disputes: $349.00 + GST = $366.45
Team Building: $349.00 + GST = $366.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 20, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
APEGBC Contact: Jaishree Narsih | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: jnarsih@apeg.bc.ca
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, and 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 team building 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 organization structure.
    • Project risks, ssumptions, and Stakeholders.
  • Teamwork:
    • Health Check.
    • Issue/dispute Resolution Mechanism.
    • Ground Rules.
    • Roles/Responsibilities.

At the end of this one-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.


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