impact-damages-–-fact-or-fiction

Impact Damages – Fact or Fiction?

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  • 90 minutes

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 the delay costs arising from claims. 

This session 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 session is to advise project participants on how to resolve impact damages on the site and not in the courtroom.

 Join this session by expert speaker James G. Zack, where he will explain the Ins and Outs of impact damages, how to prepare legitimate impact damage claims, and how to analyze such claims. 

Session Highlights: 

  • Learn about the technicalities of Impact Damages and what they include 

  • How to prepare legitimate Impact Damage Claims 

  • How to analyze and resolve Impact Damages Claims 

  • Explore the following 10 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 

Why You Should Attend: 

By attending this webinar, you 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. In this session, industry veteran James Zack will discuss impact damages and what they may include. You will gain a better understanding of impact damages and the issues surrounding this form of damages. This session will also explore 10 types of impact damage claims. For each of the 10 types of impact damage claims, James will identify and discuss one or more potential defenses owners may employ to analyze and resolve impact damage issues. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Owners 

  • Contractors

  •  Design professionals 

  • Construction managers 

  • Attorneys for all project participants




You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

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James G. Zack

James G. Zack

James is the Senior Advisor to the Navigant 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. Formerly, he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors.
James was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Jim has, for more than 45 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the United States and in 28 countries abroad. James is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the International 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. James is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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