How to Get Paid for Construction Changes

Preparation Resolution Tools and Techniques
Author: Steven S. Pinnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780070502291
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 520
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Presents tools and techniques for resolving construction claims. This book features case studies and examples of damage calculations, and gives guidelines for the proper documentation of a dispute. It explains how to decide on the best course of action to settle each claim.

AAA Handbook on Construction Arbitration and ADR - Second Edition

Author: American Arbitration Association
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1933833513
Category: Law
Page: 554
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Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with chapters on specific strategies and tools to help manage risks and avoid disputes in the construction field. It discusses ADR as it relates to subcontracting and labor disputes, the use of a neutral architect, the importance of site visits, and the significance of understanding ADR procedures before agreeing to them. The option of using mediation to resolve disputes is explored, including guidelines and tools for successful mediation, the expert’s role in construction mediation, and what works and what doesn’t work in construction disputes. The use of arbitration is also looked at in depth and guidance is provided for both the arbitrator and for the advocate. There is an entire section devoted to partnering (the creation of a working relationship between a building owner and a contractor which further involves subcontractors, design professionals, and other agencies), discussing its benefits and providing useful tips. Lastly, advice is provided for both small and complex construction claims, and the use of Dispute Review Boards (comprising panels of three technically qualified neutral individuals). The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.

Construction Project Management

A Complete Introduction
Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 402
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Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Cost Engineering

A Publication of the American Association of Cost Engineers
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cost control
Page: N.A
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Calculating Construction Damages

Author: William Schwartzkopf,John J. McNamara
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735514805
Category: Law
Page: 455
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Calculating construction damages can be complex and confusing. Written by recognized experts in the area of construction claims, Aspen Publishers' Calculating Construction Damages is a one-of-a-kind resource providing step-by-step guidelines for valuing a claim and calculating damages. Calculating Construction Damages keeps you completely up-to-date with the changes in the construction industry, and provides new and updated coverage on: Reductions in scope through deductive changes The meaning and explanation of acceleration The use of the actual cost method and the total cost method to calculate damages The effectiveness of expanding on productivity analysis. The definition of home office overhead costs and the use of the Eichleay formula. The most recent assessment of attorneys' fees on Miller Act claims Only Aspen Publishers' Calculating Construction Damages leads you through every step you need to take in order to reach an accurate assessment of construction damages. Complete coverage includes: General Principles of Damage Calculation Labor Costs Equipment and Small Tool Costs; Additional Equipment Costs Material Costs Bond and Insurance Costs Home Office Overhead Calculating Construction Damages is organized by type of damage rather than type of claim. Its clear, mathematical techniques will enable you to value any claim and accurately calculate damages.

Construction Scheduling

Preparation, Liability, and Claims
Author: Jon M. Wickwire
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 0735529949
Category: Law
Page: 1130
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Construction Scheduling: Preparation, Liability, and Claims, Second Edition, helps today's attorneys and construction professionals identify and analyze liabilities and potential contributing causes of delay or schedule disruptions, and prepare for a successful scheduling claim or defense. Comprehensive in scope, yet highly practical in approach, the text goes beyond instruction on CPM methods to help you demonstrate the consequences of delays, the costs of acceleration, and the ramifications of undelivered owner and builder commitments. It thoroughly examines all contractor and owner concerns about construction scheduling and claims preparation or defense, complete with discussions of pertinent case law, precedents, and implications. In one, accessible and comprehensive volume, our experts reveal their best strategies to: Win at the bargaining table or in court with the help of advanced analysis and demonstration methods Avoid claims with the help of indisputable scheduling documentation Identify poor or unreasonable scheduling specifications, failures to honor implied warranties, acts constituting disruption, and compensable delays Discover the use, and abuses, of standard CPM techniques See how to develop and deliver time-impact-analysis evidence that is fully comprehensible From the creation of the schedule to the successful conclusion of the project, Construction Scheduling: Preparation, Liability, and Claims, Second Edition provides the most complete and practical resource on the major elements of the construction scheduling life cycle you'll find anywhere.

Power Plant Construction Management

A Survival Guide
Author: Peter G. Hessler
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700294
Category: Architecture
Page: 345
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With the focus on return on investment and new technologies, the power industry today is much different than it was years ago. A unique set of management skills is necessary to supervise construction or retrofitting of a power generation plant, given today's bottom-line emphasis on environment, fuel efficiency, up-to-date technical features, and the industry's loss of experienced craftsmen and supervisory personnel. This book explains the power of economics behind the industry and how to manage the finances of work activities.

Cross-Border for Beginners - First U.S. Business Location - Structuring for Success

Author: John Busey Wood
ISBN: 0557435161
Category: Reference
Page: 94
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Cross-Border for Beginners is an educational text for those opening their first business in NYC or the U.S. and leasing, purchasing or building space. Not just for lawyers, but has some good ideas for commercial brokers, facilities managers, accountants and the retail focused as well.

Construction Change Order Claims

Author: Michael T. Callahan
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735552371
Category: Law
Page: 591
View: 1978

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Construction Change Order Claims brings you up-to-date with the latest methods for determining value of work or all types of projects. Commonly encountered claim issues are covered in detail, including: Surety issues Evaluating changes resulting from ambiguous specifications or inadequate design Measuring the cost impact of delays Proving the price of damages This all-in-one resource guides you through every type and aspect of change claims, offering hands-on guidance and analysis from 25 experienced practitioners. Construction Change Order Claims helps you quickly answer difficult questions such as: Is a change order on a construction project an "extra"--or is it included within the scope of the basic contract price? When does an owner's unintentional interference cross the line between a mere impairment or hindrance to an alteration of the contractor's intended methods of performance? What specific circumstances support the use of the cardinal change doctrine? What circumstances must be present to employ the Percentage of Completion accounting method? Construction Change Order Claims delivers: Innovative defenses to avoid being bound by a release Guidance for anticipating contractor defenses, and for preparing opposing arguments Practical tips and accounting tools for evaluating progress and calculating payments Federal, state and local certification requirements for public and private projects And more!

Vanishing Contrails

The Complete Memoirs of Lt. Col. James Franklin Grey, USAF Ret.
Author: James Franklin Grey
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146896612X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 255
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Get to know an American aviator who fought in the great air wars over Europe during World War II and steered a B-29 right through the center of a mushroom cloud from an atom bomb blast, among other aerial feats and accomplishments. From his youth during the Great Depression to his 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force to his life as a civilian and private pilot, Mr. Grey skillfully weaves together the events happening in the world with those occurring in his life. His voice is unique, his stories human and compelling. Readers will appreciate both his eloquence and candor. Vanishing Contrails is much more than just the recollections of a retired pilot. It speaks to the vanishing of an entire way of life and the code by which so many members of Mr. Grey's generation (the "greatest") lived their lives.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: Joseph A. Demkin,American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470009578
Category: Architecture
Page: 1027
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"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.

The Construction Contracts Book

How to Find Common Ground in Negotiating the 2007 Industry Form Contract Documents
Author: Daniel S. Brennan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604422559
Category: Law
Page: 373
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Most construction lawyers are familiar with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) forms of agreements, and the newer ConsensusDOCS forms. The ConsensusDocs forms replace many of the forms previously issued by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Now completely revised, this invaluable resource offers a topic-by-topic comparison of these forms by providing: An easy-reference guide to how the AIA, ConsensusDOCS and EJCDC forms treat the most significant issues in owner/contractor/subcontractor and owner/design professional agreements Proposed alternative language for situations where the form contract approach may not provide the best solution List comparing the most significant provisions from each of these forms (on the CD-ROM)"

How To Win And Manage Construction Projects

Author: A.L.M. Ameer, MRICS, AAIQS, ACIArb
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481785257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 120
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The book shall be of immense use for young Engineers who may wish to have interesting and rewarding careers as Cost Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Technical Auditor in the Construction Industry. It is mostly directed at Engineering professionals, can also be useful to have insight of the construction industry for small and medium size Contractors and individual clients who intend to build up their own villas. I also feel that it would be of immense help to young Engineers who seek careers in the construction industry, particularly in China, India, Middle East where Cost Engineering has not developed like say countries such as United Kingdom & Australia where many university offer degree Courses in Quantity Surveying and related fields. There is another professional case to publish this book. The Author has to make explanation/substantiations for two issues given below. a) Once the Author made a presentation on the topic “Construction as an Option to international Investors ( published in Building Economics-AIQS Dec.2011) and made a statement that in such cases the Quantity Surveyors can work as advisors to them and earn in excess of US $ 100,000/= a week. Some Quantity Surveyors were sceptical or couldn’t comprehend and it became joke to them. The chapter on Tender Adjudication and Post- Tender negotiations answers this. b) The author made another point that if someone could do Technical Auditing of a big project that would be enough for his entire life and quoted a Lawyer in Sri Lanka in the 1960’s who did only one case in his whole career. He earned so much that he never sited the Courts for rest of his life. Again, some people were sceptical, couldn’t comprehend. The case studies given under Construction Frauds shall give an indication regarding the possibilities of the amount of savings in Technical Auditing.

Military Construction Appropriations for 1980

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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