How to win every time!
Defective Documents, Conflicts, Omissions and Ambiguities
This session will provide effective Construction Management techniques, you will learn how to prevent and/or minimize claims while developing the procedures and documentation required to properly identify, document, prepare, calculate, evaluate, negotiate, and pay valid change orders and claims and not pay the invalid change orders. We will cover the parties’ rights on defective documents, learn about ambiguities, and understand the difference between a conflict and an omission. These techniques apply to public works projects and private commercial projects, and provide valuable insight to increase the profits and protect the bottom line for successful change order and claim negotiations. In addition, SDC will provide insider negotiation tips.
What You'll Learn:
- Analyze the contractor’s rights on defective documents and find out what constitutes defective documents and how to win every time– Learn the Spearin Doctrine.
- Learn the difference between a conflict and an omission and the procedure to win in contract documents. Learn the Order of Precedence of Documents. Learn what the most stringent means in conflicts.
- Understand the difference between Latent and Patent Ambiguities. Find out which you are responsible for. Identify the procedures to win ambiguities in contract documents. Learn when to back-off when there is a Patent Ambiguity.
- Learn about sources of change orders and claims, learn how to prevent problems and get insider negotiation tips.