Pricing Contractor Job site Overhead Delay Costs

On-Demand Schedule Sat, April 10, 2021 - Sat, April 17, 2021
Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW20D0447

  • In this webinar attendees will learn about the recoverability of extended field office overhead costs, including what field office overhead is and the typical elements of this cost
  • Attendees will be exposed to the basics of calculating extended field office overhead costs
  • The webinar will discuss the various actual cost methods for calculating extended field office overhead
  • The webinar will explore the various total cost methods of calculating extended field office overhead costs
  • The webinar will discuss how the jury verdict method may be used to make this delay damage calculation
  • Attendees will learn how stipulated contract methods concerning field office overhead may be employed
  • The webinar will identify what costs must be deducted from the submission of field office overhead costs by the contractor
  • The contractor’s obligation to mitigate damages will also be discussed

Overview of the webinar

When contractors encounter owner caused (excusable/compensable) delay they are typically entitled under the contract to recover both the time resulting from the delay as well as delay damages. Idled equipment/labor and material escalation costs are fairly easily calculated in such situations. Typically, contractors also seek to recover their delay costs (extended field office overhead or general conditions costs) also. Calculating this cost is more complex than dealing with delayed direct costs. There are, at least, eight methods of calculating extended field office overhead costs. None of the calculations arrive at the same daily delay cost. This webinar discusses all eight methods – offering commentary on the strong and weak points of each. The paper also offers recommendations on how project owners can resolve this dilemma in advance of delays, thus making the issue less contentious should a contractor encounter an owner-caused delay.

Who should attend?

  • General contractors and their project managers
  • Project owners and their representatives
  • Design professionals
  • Construction managers
  • Construction attorneys

Why should you attend?

After attending this webinar attendees will have a better understanding of the issues concerning the pricing of contractor delay damages.Contractors will gain knowledge about the various methods of calculating extended field office overhead costs.Owners will learn some contractual methods for predetermining this element of delay costs in order to prevent the need for end of the job audits or disputes over such costs.

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.

04-22-2020 - Pricing Contractor Job site Overhead Delay Costs.pdf
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