Impact Damages – Fact or fiction?

On-Demand Schedule Sun, April 21, 2024 - Sun, April 28, 2024
Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW22K1104

Webinar attendees will learn about the following types of impact damages associated with various construction claims:

  • Bidding claims
  • RFIs – the paper war
  • Lost productivity/lost efficiency impacts
  • Delay impacts
  • Inspection claims
  • Subcontractor impacts
  • Lost revenue impacts
  • Labor impacts
  • Generic claims
  • Total cost claims

Attendees will also be exposed to a large number of contractual defenses that may be employed to control impact damage claims.

Overview of the webinar

Most owners and contractors are aware of different types of claims – change, differing site conditions, suspension of work, acceleration, and termination claims. While most are aware of the direct costs associated with these claims, many are not familiar with the concept of impact damages and how these damages are additive to the direct and delay costs arising from claims.  In this webinar attendees will learn about impact damages and what they may include. Attendees will gain a better understanding of impact damages and the issues surrounding this form of damage. This webinar will also explore 10 types of impact damage claims. For each of the 10 types of impact, damage claims the webinar will identify and discuss one or more potential defenses owners may employ to analyze and resolve impact damage issues

Who should attend?

  • Contractors & subcontractors
  • Owners
  • Design professionals providing services during construction
  • Construction managers
  • Attorneys

Why should you attend?

This webinar identifies legitimate impact damages and some “claim games” centering on impact damages – how to identify these and how to defend against them. Attendees will become familiar with some suggested defenses against such games – some of which require contract language while others are more pragmatic. The intent of the webinar is to advise project participants on how to resolve impact damages on the site and not in the courtroom.

Attendees will become fully conversant with the ins and outs of impact damages, how to prepare legitimate impact damage claims; how to analyze such claims; and how to resolve such claims. This unique session will deal with this very specialized form of claim damages in a practical manner.

Faculty - Mr.James G. Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was eh founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™.  Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Mr. Zack was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Mr. Zack has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls.  In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes.  Mr. Zack is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Mr. Zack is an internationally recognized author and speaker in the construction claims and disputes arena.


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