Construction Disputes 101: Managing Risks of Non-Payment, Defective Workmanship, Delay, Disruption, and Cost Overruns


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The program will be given from the perspectives of the owner and prime contractor and will focus on all project phases, from design development, pre-construction, construction, and project closeout. The presenters will apply their extensive experience in the resolution of construction claims to discuss how each phase of project development presents opportunities to allocate, minimize and avoid risks. Learn how to minimize and manage risks of non-payment, defective workmanship, delay, disruption, and cost overruns.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Evaluate key contract provisions
•   Identify frequent battlegrounds during construction
•   How to manage claims and comply with claims procedures
•   The Art of Project Closeout

Date / Time: January 8, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: August 5, 2019

Robert G. Campbell, Esq. is among Southern California’s leading construction lawyers devoting himself to the efficient resolution of construction claims disputes, primarily on behalf of owners and contractors, on projects ranging from hospitals to highways, high rises to hotels and resorts, solar to sewage treatment, and from retail to residential.

Rob’s clients are project owners, EPC and other prime contractors, construction managers, lenders, subcontractors, and other project participants in disputes ranging broadly in size and sophistication on both public and private works. Among the claims categories he resolves are scope of work disputes, design professional liability, delay, acceleration, disruption, productivity, lien and bond enforcement, change orders, defective work, terminations, differing site conditions, licensing, and bid protests. Rob works closely with some of the finest expert consultants in their fields and has participated in the resolution of claims involving diverse legal theories and damage recovery methodologies, including total cost and measured mile.

Rob works closely with project representatives and experts to evaluate thoughtfully the merits of claims and establish reasonable parameters for their resolution during construction and project closeout, and following project completion. By attention to detail and thorough preparation, Rob draws upon his extensive experience to skillfully develop strategies to maximize the potential for early resolution of claims, through negotiation and mediation.

Bryan Forbes, Esq. is the President of Primus Consultants and an experienced claim analyst and expert witness in the construction field. His industry experience includes heavy civil works construction projects for both public and private owners. This extensive hands-on field experience provides the foundation of Bryan’s ability as a claim analyst and expert witness.

He has testified more than 60 times as an expert witness on a variety of project types, including transportation, mass excavation, commercial structures, infrastructure and residential buildings. The venues of his testimony experience include DRB panels, mediation hearings, arbitrations, bench trials, jury trials and a judicial referee. In addition to his direct testimony experience, Bryan has also participated in numerous negotiation sessions between Owners and Contractors, as well as between Contractors and Subcontractors. As a testimonial expert, Bryan has developed exceptional presentation skills that allow for concise and clear delivery of opinions and findings in all venue types.

Bryan has managed and analyzed hundreds of claims for public owners, private owners and contractors throughout his career. Illustrative projects include the L.A. County Metro Red Line Segment 2 & 3 Claim Close-out assignment involving the analysis and resolution of nearly $145 million of disputes, Nu-Way Live Oak Landfill regarding expert testimony on the cost to remediate a 54-acre site to depths of 80 feet, Hyperion Waste Water Treatment Plant (Digest Expansion) involving the review of $6M of disputed change orders and subcontractor pass- through claims and a mixed use commercial/residential development in Santa Barbara regarding delay and damages incurred by the prime contractor due to continuous changes in the work. Currently, Bryan is retained on the Next Century Plaza Project in Century City (Los Angeles), providing ownership with claims avoidance, mitigation and resolution services.

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Section I. What Are the Ways a Project Can Unravel?

Section II. Project Goals and Delivery Systems

Section III. Top Ten Contract Provisions

Section IV. Working Through Disputes

Section V. Project Closeout