Category Archives: Contracts

Preparing for and Administering a Time-Impact (Schedule) Claim

Preparing an effective schedule claim requires diligence, preparation, communication, documentation and pro-active project management. If the contract is not administered properly from the onset of the project, a successful time-impact claim is highly unlikely. Generally, the burden of proof is … Continue reading


Bidding & Estimating Insights for Heavy Construction Projects > Podcast 2 > Negotiation

This podcast is the second of a PLG series that focuses on bidding and estimating insights for heavy construction projects.  Shyam Bhatia answers our questions regarding negotiation, contracting strategy and purchasing methods for complex infrastructure projects.  Please click the MP3 file … Continue reading

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Cost Management Solutions (1)

There are two concepts which are central to change management and contracts management on projects: Cost Attribution and Cost Segregation.  These concepts relate to a systemic thinking of costs and promote a proactive approach to the treatment of costs including … Continue reading

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Construction Claims Management for Contractors (Part 1 of 4)

Here are some fundamentals of claims management for contractors (and subcontractors) – Your claim must be credible.  It must be based on facts! Focus on the big issues. Don’t make it personal.  That will only detract from your objective. Ensure … Continue reading

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Common Cost Control Problems on Construction Projects

Here is a list of common cost control problems found on construction projects: Improper estimates, standards and budgeting techniques. Unrealistic budgets. Activities started or completed out of sequence. Inadequate WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) or insufficient WBS detail. Lack of management … Continue reading

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PLG ESTIMATING & PURCHASING > Buyouts on Large Vendor Contracts > 1

Construction estimating and purchasing executives are aware of the various issues involved with negotiating large equipment purchases.  On fixed price contracts, the ability to negotiate purchases on major equipment contracts affects profitability, schedule, project risk and overall project success.  The … Continue reading

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