ASTM Symposium on Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulations

By: Tony Poli

Many construction-related claims presented to BRG’s Construction practice are cases of water intrusion, involving roof construction, wall and window systems, standard of care of designers and builders, and analyses of the performance of contractors and building materials. Our practice is intimately familiar with the national standards regarding water intrusion issues and we closely monitor the evolution of those standards.

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Project Development and Strategies for Success

Senior Managing Consultant Lawrence Bastianelli and Director Brad Wolf will present “Project Development and Strategies for Success” at the AACE 2013 Annual Meeting on Monday, July 1, in Washington, DC.

The paper details a project delivery system that provides key strategic information for go/no-go decision gates that effectively manage the risk-to-reward relationship during project development. The first three phases of the delivery system are collectively known as front-end loading and are devoted to project development. The paper explores critical project execution strategies to mitigate risks and maintain alignment of business and project objectives. Businesses have to make important and timely decisions regarding capital investments needed to sustain a position in the market or to exploit new business opportunities. We also discuss using third-party facilitators in augmenting the owner’s project management team as a valuable component of a well-rounded implementation process. To demonstrate the success of the concept, we provide two case studies in which experts worked with industry owners to incorporate successful strategies and project controls for critical plant investment projects.

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Practical Considerations in Analyzing Concurrent Delays

Concurrent Delay Analysis: Part 5

By: Charles Choyce

While the analytical methods of determining concurrent delay are important, a contractor should prepare contemporaneous updates during the course of the project that correctly and accurately reflect delay events as they occur. Similarly, in its review of contemporaneous updates, an owner should analyze any logic changes, insertion of delay events, and the linking of those events to ensure that they accurately reflect the events that occurred, and communicate with the contractor on these issues. Small adjustments in the schedule can result in significant changes in the delay calculations that may make a delay event compensable, concurrent, or inexcusable. Continue reading Practical Considerations in Analyzing Concurrent Delays

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