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Contractor's Dilemma of Dealing With Bad Plans and Specs

 

Keep the project moving while protecting yourself from pitfalls and costly damages caused by problems with bad plans and specifications.

The mere identification of a design error or omission, in and of itself, may not warrant contractor entitlement to additional cost or time. This information will help you better understand the issues that may be caused by construction drawings that contain errors and omissions, or ambiguous contract requirements. You will also better understand the steps required to successfully and timely resolve such design defect issues and how to minimize the potential for such defects to negatively impact the ability of the contractor to achieve completion of the project within the contractual cost and time of performance constraints. In the instance that timely resolution of the issues caused by the design defect cannot be accomplished, you will be provided an overview of the steps required to document and recover cost and time of performance impacts.

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James F. Gallagher, P.E., F.ASCE

James F. Gallagher, P.E., F.ASCE

Resolution Management Consultants, Inc.

  • Principal with Resolution Management Consultants, Inc., possessing over 34 years of engineering, project/construction management, estimating, scheduling, and construction claims analysis experience
  • Practice emphasizes all areas of construction/project management and dispute avoidance and construction claims resolution
  • Presenter of numerous programs to various public agencies and to the general public on topics of claims avoidance and dispute resolution
  • Chairman of ASCE’s Transportation & Development Institute Highway Construction Committee
  • Liaison for Associated General Contractors/National Association of State Facilities Administrators
  • Licensed/registered professional engineer in 15 states
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • B.S. degree in civil engineering, Drexel University
  • Can be contacted at 800-390-8800 or [email protected]
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