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Construction Request for Information (RFI) Fundamentals

Understand the value and importance of Requests for Information (RFIs).

This topic will provide you with an understanding of the Request for Information (RFI) process using real construction project examples. The instructors will discuss the who, what, where, when, why and how to illustrate the importance of these documents for a construction project. They will describe best practices for using RFIs as well as give insight into how they can be misused and can even play a role in construction claims.

Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Who, What, Where, When, Why, How of RFIs

When Not to Use RFIs

  • Change Orders
  • Claims
  • Simple Phone Call/Face to Face Discussion Is Sufficient
  • Regular Mail/Email
  • Examples

Content of an RFI

Importance of RFIs

  • Written Record - Becomes Part of the Contract Documents
  • Organized Format
  • Trackable
  • May Be a Trigger for a Change Order, Not a Change but a Trigger

Best Practices

RFI Statistics

Cost of RFIs

Abuse of RFIs

Defense - Role of the Contract

Role in Claims

  • Contractors May Use as Justification for a Claim
  • AACE International Stipulates Examples of Designer Caused Delays
  • RFIs Do Not Constitute Submission of a Claim - Must Meet Contract Requirements
  • Cumulative Effect
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Outline the Role RFIs Have Played in Recent Claims - Use Distinct Examples

Legal Decisions Concerning RFIs

Leading Indicator

  • Use as a Warning for Potential Delays/Future Claims
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This course was last revised on March 1, 2018.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
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  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Arcadis

  • Claims analyst in Arcadis’ Contract Solutions group
  • More than six years of experience in the construction industry
  • Responsible for all project phases including concept selection, detailed design, regulatory approvals, procurement, construction, and closeout
  • Prior to joining Arcadis, he spent his career in the offshore oil and gas industry working for a multinational energy company as an assistant project manager, project engineer and field engineer
  • Graduated with First Class Honors from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of civil engineering and a Bachelor of commerce
  • Can be contacted at 860-503-1427 or [email protected]
Steven Koller

Steven Koller

Arcadis

  • Claims analyst in Arcadis’ Contract Solutions group
  • More than 28 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Spent the last 15 years analyzing and reviewing construction claims from the beginning stages through trial support
  • Involved with the evaluation of claims on numerous types of projects, including the evaluation of schedule impacts, analysis of damage claims and calculations, cost estimating, defective construction, and mediation and claims negotiation
  • Prior to joining Arcadis he spent his career as a project superintendent working for a heavy highway contractor, estimator for a bituminous concrete and aggregate producer, and a project engineer for a general contractor focusing on K-12 construction
  • B.S. degree, Central Connecticut State University
  • Can be contacted at 860-503-1514 or [email protected]
Brian Oblon

Brian Oblon

Arcadis

  • Senior project manager with Arcadis
  • 13 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Has worked on various projects, with project management responsibilities that have included scheduling, project buyout, submittals and document control, field coordination, pre-construction services, move management, project closeout, and cost control
  • Member of the Construction Management Association of America and the Connecticut Green Building Council
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management from Central Connecticut State
  • Can be contacted at 860-503-1508 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401731
Published 2018
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