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: Costs, Industrial
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.

Markup & Profit

A Contractor's Guide
Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Craftsman Book Co
ISBN: 9781572180710
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 316
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In order to succeed in a construction business you have to be able to mark up the price of your jobs to cover overhead expenses and make a decent profit. The problem is how much to mark it up. You don't want to lose jobs because you charge too much, and you don't want to work for free because you've charged too little. If you know how much to mark up you can apply it to your job costs and arrive at the right sales price for your work. This book gives you the background and the calculations necessary to easily figure the markup that is right for your business. Includes a CD-ROM with forms and checklists for your use.

Project Management for Construction

Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Builders
Author: Chris Hendrickson,Tung Au
Publisher: Chris Hendrickson
ISBN: 0137312660
Category: Construction industry
Page: 537
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Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy

Author: Stan Uhlig
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097086
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Follow the Path to Success in Federal Construction Contracting Opportunities abound in federal government construction contracting, but the devil is in the details. Companies performing work for the federal government must plan and operate based on very specific guidelines and regulations. Knowing how to work within those strict parameters makes the difference between success and failure. Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy is your road map to successfully identifying, planning, and completing government construction projects. This book guides you in finding opportunities, preparing winning proposals, and staying in compliance on construction projects. It is the one resource you will need to work in this competitive arena. The book provides guidance on: • Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation and knowing when and how to use it for your benefit and protection • Preparing quality control and safety programs that comply with federal regulations and processes • Determining when a change order is required and how to price and properly process • Identifying a claim and knowing how to process it Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy is an invaluable resource for construction firms, architect/engineer firms, subcontractors, and vendors that want to do business with the federal government. Plus! A handy glossary of terms is included. Bonus: Federal Construction Contracting Made Easy: A Field Guide to the FAR is available as a supplement for project superintendents.

The Construction Chart Book

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Cpwr - The Center for Construction Research and Training
Category: Construction industry
Page: 80
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The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues. The book presents this information in a series of 50 topics, each with a description of the subject matter and corresponding charts and graphs. The contents of The Construction Chart Book are relevant to owners, contractors, unions, workers, and other organizations affiliated with the construction industry, such as health providers and workers compensation insurance companies, as well as researchers, economists, trainers, safety and health professionals, and industry observers.

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.

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)"

Side Hustle

From Idea to Income in 27 Days
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 152475885X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP, shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. To some, the idea of quitting their day job to start a business is exhilarating. For others, it’s terrifying. After all, a job that produces a steady paycheck can be difficult to give up. But in a time when businesses have so little loyalty to employees that the very notion of “job security” has become a punchline, wouldn’t it be great to have an additional source of income to fall back on? And wouldn’t it be great to make that happen without leaving your day job? Enter the Side Hustle. Based on detailed information from hundreds of case studies, Chris Guillebeau provides a step-by-step guide that anyone can use to create and launch a profitable project in less than a month. Designed for the busy and impatient, this plan will have you generating income immediately, without the risk of throwing yourself head first into the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you just want to make some extra money, or start something that may end up replacing your day job entirely, the side hustle is the new job security. When you generate income from multiple sources, it gives you options, and in today’s world, options aren't just nice to have: they're essential. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an expert marketer. And you certainly don’t need employees or investors. With this book as your guide, anyone can learn to build a fast track to freedom.

Construction Delays

Author: Mark F Nagata,William A Manginelli,Scott Lowe,Ted J Trauner
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128112433
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 418
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Construction Delays, Third Edition, provides the latest specialized tools and techniques needed to avoid delays on construction projects. These include institutional, industrial, commercial, hi-rise, power and water, transportation and marine construction projects. Most other references provide only post facto construction delay analysis. This update includes 18 chapters, 105 sections and approximately 100 new pages relative to the second edition. Features greatly expanded discussion of the project management concerns related to construction delays, including a more comprehensive discussion of the development and review of the project schedule Offers a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the most common construction delay approaches and how they should be properly deployed or avoided Includes significant discussion of the contract provisions governing scheduling, the measurement of delays and payments for delay Includes numerous real world case studies

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.