Improving Documentation to Manage Claims

9:50 am Chair Introduction

  • David Ambrose Retired - Senior Vice President, National Director of Scheduling, Skanska

10:00 am The Future of Construction Planning & Scheduling

  • David Ambrose Retired - Senior Vice President, National Director of Scheduling, Skanska

Synopsis

• How to define successful projects to create case studies for future growth
• Planners and Schedulers role in the growth of the changing construction
industry
• Managing a future of increasingly complicated designs

10:30 am Developing subcontractor relationships to ensure schedule buy-in

  • Chad Lanier Regional Manager - Planning & Scheduling, Brasfield & Gorrie

Synopsis

• Understanding the documentation detail required in court so you can
establish an appropriate expectation of your staff
• Improving the training of staff so that they have the motivation and
skillset to document every important discussion, change and impact on
schedule
• Outlining the most common flaws and weaknesses in documentation that
have come to light in a claims process so you can avoid making the same
mistakes

11:15 am Revealing Best Practices in Presenting Delays Related to Coronavirus to Streamline Your Documentation

  • Gustavo Nava Project Senior Scheduler, Brown & Root Industrial Services

Synopsis

  • Assessing how to record staff sickness caused by the virus or self-isolation versus a typical level of ill staff
  • Ensuring accuracy in the documentation of delays caused by forced job site shutdowns: what were the restrictions, when did they start, when did they end?
  • Hearing how to document and present impacts of the virus on your subcontractors that have in turn caused a delay on your job

11:55 am Speed Networking & Morning Break

12:15 pm Integrating Scheduling Software to Enable Seamless Transfer of Information

Synopsis

  • Identifying the most frustrating gaps between software: what has to be
    transferred manually and finding a better way?
  • Reviewing workflows and workarounds to streamline the flow of data, even
    when the software does not work together
  • Exploring the plethora of software on the market to determine if there is a
    combination of products that will meet all of your functional needs with
    close to perfect compatibility

12:50 pm Using MS Project in Primavera Construction World

Synopsis

• Why MS Project and not P6 in this case
• Build a true Remaining and Actual Durations using custom columns that
are not based on percent complete
• Teach the end user the process and how to properly use the “New”
calculated duration columns
• Build a custom column that evaluates the actions taken using the
duration columns, and gives feedback on whether or not it was done
correctly, or if it’s a future task
• Build a special custom column that informs the user that the task has
been properly updated and they can proceed to the next task

1:30 pm Virtual Networking Lunch Break

2:15 pm Implementing a scheduling quality control program

Synopsis

In this 15 minute session you will see how Encore Group,  a construction scheduling consulting firm,  implemented a scheduling quality control program using ScheduleValidator.com,  including quality assurance, procedure enforcement,  training,  and reporting.

2:30 pm Outlining the Easiest & Most Successful Method for Linking Your Schedule with BIM

Synopsis

• Revealing what software, data and techniques are used to quickly create
a 4D BIM model
• Reducing the time taken to update the BIM model as the design changes,
so it aligns with your updated schedule
• Identifying weaknesses in the current process and methods to overcome them

3:00 pm Afternoon Virtual Networking Break

3:15 pm Improving Coordination With Design to Ensure Your Schedule Isn’t Missing Something Critical

  • Bryan Love Director of Scheduling & Quality Control, Cooper Construction

Synopsis

• Determining the appropriate level of detail that your project team needs
in the schedule
• Hearing what quality checks should be included during the creation of the
baseline schedule to ensure all tasks are included
• Streamlining communication when design changes occur to ensure
schedules can be updated in rapid time without compromising quality

3:45 pm International Supply Chain Disruption: Resolving Project Delays, Rescheduling Jobs & Mitigating Claims Caused

Synopsis

  • Sizing up the impact of factory shutdowns on international and domestic material production: what impact has it already had on your schedule?
  • Understanding how the backlog for material and equipment may continue to have a knock-on impact to your schedule in the months ahead
  • Understanding how best to quantify the impact of supply chain disruption on your schedule and how to document it fairly for claims

4:15 pm Panel Discussion: Comparing Experiences of Mitigating Supply Chain Disruption & Identifying Remaining Risk in 2020 & Early 2021

Synopsis

  • Hearing how firms have been able to stretch their people resource to reschedule every affected job quickly
  • Benchmarking the instinct of experienced schedulers on what the continued impact may be: what are the biggest risks for the coming months?
  • Outlining the steps taken by each firm to mitigate the risk of supply chain induced delays leading to claims: how do you document and prove the impact?

4:55 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • David Ambrose Retired - Senior Vice President, National Director of Scheduling, Skanska

5:00 pm End of Day