On the second day of Project Controls Expo in USA, we will be hosting a series of specialist workshops for Claims Workshop, Net zero and sustainability in Project Controls, Earned Value Management & Artificial Intelligence.

Schedule:

Wednesday 5th October
  • Overview of Construction Claims & Disputes + Alternative Dispute Resolution – Your key to staying out of court in Project Controls
    • 09:40AM - 12:30PM – Hosted by
      James Zack
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • 09:40AM - 12:30PM (morning session) – Hosted by Greg Lawton
  • Net zero & sustainability in project controls
    • 01:35PM - 05:05PM (afternoon session) – Hosted by
      Ruchi Singh
  • Earned Value Management
    • 01:35PM - 05:05PM (afternoon session) - Hosted by Michael Nosbisch

Limited places available – Advance bookings required.

Full workshops content:

This workshop discusses the 11 basic types of construction claims included in most standard contracts used throughout the U.S. – AIA, ConsensusDOCS, EJCDC, etc. The workshop outlines the entitlement and causation elements of each type of claim that the claimant must demonstrate to justify their right to prevail and recover damages. The workshop highlights the following types of construction claims – claims for directed changes; constructive changes; differing site conditions; directed suspensions of work; constructive suspensions; force majeure events; delays; accelerations; constructive accelerations; terminations for convenience; and terminations for default. The workshop also identifies several types of potential owner claims against contractors. The elements of the burden of proof required of all claimants are presented. The basic requirements concerning damages are covered. A discussion of claims under various project delivery methods and a summary of an accepted claims preparation and analysis methodology are also included in this workshop. The workshop will conclude with an outline of various dispute resolution methodologies.
The first session discusses the 11 basic types of claims provided for in most contracts,  such as AIA, ConsensusDOCS, EJCDC contract forms.  These claims include directed and constructive changes; differing site conditions; directed and constructive suspensions of work; force majeure; delays, directed and construction acceleration; and terminations for convenience or default.  The session will outline entitlement, causation, and damages for each type of claim.  This session also identifies typical owner claims against contractors.  The session discusses claims under various project delivery methods and concludes with a brief discussion of various dispute resolution methods.  The objective is to provide practical information to the attendees that will allow them recognize potential claims as they start to arise on their projects; understand the burden of proof for each type of claim; and learn how to deal with construction claims and events.  
The second session delves into the arena of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – ways to resolve claims when negotiations fail in order to avoid taking the claim through the legal process.  The session will elucidate 25 forms of ADR currently in use in the construction industry in the U.S.  Various forms of ADR will be discussed in the pre-dispute phase; the initial claims phase; and ADR methods beyond mediation. The advantages and disadvantages of each ADR form will be highlighted.  The objective of this session is to provide attendees with information on how to select and employ various ADR technique on their projects. 
The first session discusses the 11 basic types of claims provided for in most contracts,  such as AIA, ConsensusDOCS, EJCDC contract forms.  These claims include directed and constructive changes; differing site conditions; directed and constructive suspensions of work; force majeure; delays, directed and construction acceleration; and terminations for convenience or default.  The session will outline entitlement, causation, and damages for each type of claim.  This session also identifies typical owner claims against contractors.  The session discusses claims under various project delivery methods and concludes with a brief discussion of various dispute resolution methods.  The objective is to provide practical information to the attendees that will allow them recognize potential claims as they start to arise on their projects; understand the burden of proof for each type of claim; and learn how to deal with construction claims and events.  
The second session delves into the arena of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – ways to resolve claims when negotiations fail in order to avoid taking the claim through the legal process.  The session will elucidate 25 forms of ADR currently in use in the construction industry in the U.S.  Various forms of ADR will be discussed in the pre-dispute phase; the initial claims phase; and ADR methods beyond mediation. The advantages and disadvantages of each ADR form will be highlighted.  The objective of this session is to provide attendees with information on how to select and employ various ADR technique on their projects. 

Topics Included

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Eligibility Requirements

Anyone interested in learning more about construction claims, alternative dispute resolution, and dispute avoidance.

Workshop Benefits

  • Recognize that all parties to a construction contract must anticipate changes and claims.
  • Be exposed to the fundamentals of contracts and claims.
  • Examine the “universe of construction claims”.
  • See how the basic three part test of a claim (entitlement, causation, and damages) applies to each type of claim.
  • Understand the burden of proof requirement all claimants (both owners and contractors) must meet.
  • Better understand how to analyze and settle or defend against construction claims.
  • Learn how contractors and owners must deal with construction claims situations and events.
  • Appreciate the downside risk of leaving claims and disputes to fester until the end of a project.

Construction industry disputes are common and the amounts in dispute are frequently quite large. Such disputes can be complex making it difficult to present issues clearly to non-technical triers of fact. Until the 1980s, the traditional dispute resolution process involved negotiations, possibly mediation, often followed by litigation. Although the construction industry is not typically considered to be progressive or forward thinking, with respect to dispute resolution the industry has developed a number of alternative means of resolving disputes. Numerous ADR techniques have been developed and implemented, all with the end goal of resolving disputes without resorting to traditional, time consuming, and expensive litigation. This workshop discussesmultiple forms of ADR that are being used in the construction industry today. While some aremerely variations of a theme, all are different, and all have advantages and disadvantages thatshould be considered prior to selection. The various forms of ADR are presented in logical orderfollowing a dispute from the project site to the adjudicative forum.
After attending this workshop, attendees will:
• Learn about some 25 forms of alternative dispute resolution techniques available in the event of a construction dispute.
• Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each ADR technique.
• Be able to use this information in selecting an ADR technique for various dispute situations.
• Be able to employ various ADR techniques in order to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation.
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Topics Included

The workshop will cover:
  • Introduction to ADR
  • Pre-dispute ADR method
  • ADR methods during the initial claims phase
  • ADR techniques beyond mediation
  • Arbitration and its variants
  • ADR methods during litigation
  • Conclusion
  • Questions & Answers

Workshop Benefits

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Course name: Next Generation PMOs - Combining People and Machines
This workshop puts you on the other side of the table – you are here to build AI and automation software for Hs2. What are you going to do?

The point of this session is to enable you to ask the right questions back in your own business. You will learn how to:
  • • Identify valuable problems
  • • Translate problems into software requirements
  • • Build the AI and automation components
  • • Deploy quickly and iteratively
  • • Evidence return on investment
To support the above you will be provided with case studies of how others have successfully and unsuccessfully done it in the past.  

 

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of AI and automation product management in project controls.

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Topics Included

The workshop will cover:
  • Introductions
  • Overview of AI and ML including AI in everyday life 
  • Walkthrough of the journey for ML in data-driven risk analysis  
  • Interactive comparison of traditional approach to data-driven approach 
  • Interpretation of risk insights to become transformative action 

Eligibility Requirements

Accepted participants will have familiarity with planning and/or risk management

Workshop Benefits

The audience will be able to see the power of machine learning in avoiding bias, uncovering unknown risks and mastering complexity.


Have you wondered about how earned value management (EVM) should be applied in support of your project, regardless of whether it's a contractual requirement? This presentation provides an analysis of the applicability of EVM in support of different types of projects, to include lessons learned and recommended practices. In addition to clarifying inherent nuances related to the terminology, this presentation will also examine lessons learned from the author's own experience, and more importantly will offer several recommended practices that can be leveraged by project stakeholders on both sides of the aisle.

 

  • Understand the definition of earned value (EV), earned value management (EVM), and earned value management systems (EVMS).
  • Understand how the above terms have historically been applied in support of construction projects.
  • Understand the differences in application of these terms between government and commercial projects.
  • Understand recommended practices relating to the use of EVM in support of different types of projects.
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Topics Included

The workshop will cover:
  • Earned value management (EVM)
  • Project/program management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Contract Management

Eligibility Requirements

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Workshop Benefits

This presentation provides an analysis of the applicability of EVM in support of different types of projects, to include lessons learned and recommended practices. In addition to clarifying inherent nuances related to the terminology, this presentation will also examine lessons learned from the author's own experience, and more importantly will offer several recommended practices that can be leveraged by project stakeholders on both sides of the aisle.


 

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