Synopses & Reviews
Learn to PREPARE and NEGOTIATE all types of construction claims -- without damaging ongoing business relationships
Protect your bottom line.
Don't let unresolved claims siphon off your profits or jeopardize your company's survival. This practical manual will arm you with the latest tools and techniques for avoiding and resolving construction disputes.
"How to Get Paid for Construction Changes" shows you how to understand contracts and contract law...keep good records...obtain and organize documents...analyze both large and small claims...analyze schedule delays or acceleration...compute damages...prepare effective exhibits...present a claim...and negotiate a favorable settlement.
Supported by case studies and examples of damage calculations, this reference integrates people skills with analytical processes and is uniquely suited for use in partnering relationships. It allows construction engineers, superintendents, estimators, and project managers to prepare change order requests and claims as successfully as most claim consultants.
With Steve Pinnell's "How to Get Paid for Construction Changes" you'll be able to:
FOLLOW CLEAR GUIDELINES for proper documentation of a disagreement or dispute
DECIDE ON THE BEST COURSE of dispute resolution to settle each specific claim
APPLY STEP-BY-STEP METHODS and checklists to successfully prepare and negotiate even the most complex claim
MINIMIZE DISPUTES AND POTENTIAL CLAIMS through efficient recordkeeping, contract administration, and partnering
Arm yourself with all current tools and techniques for resolving construction claims in a timely mannerÑand ensuring your profit margin. Filled with case studies and examples of damage calculations, this book gives you clear guidelines for the proper documentation of a dispute ... and explains how to decide on the best course of action to settle each claim. You'll learn to apply step-by-step methods and checklists to resolve both large and small claims ... and to minimize disputes and potential claims through good recordkeeping and contract administration.
About the Author
Steven S. Pinnell is an engineer and construction manager with over 25 yearsÕ experience in the management of engineering and construction projects. He is a principal of Pinnell/Busch, Inc., a firm based in Portland, Oregon, with a nationwide and international practice in project management services for the design and construction industry. Mr. Pinnell has lectured widely and authored numerous papers on project management, contract methods, contract negotiations, and construction dispute management.
Table of Contents
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Chapter 1: Introduction and Reader's Guide
Chapter 2: Background and Overview of Change Orders, Claims, and Dispute Resolution
Chapter 3: Overview and Practical Understanding of Contracts and Contract Law
Chapter 4: How to Develop and Implement a Change Order Management Program
Chapter 5: Preparing and Settling Change Order Requests
Chapter 6: Phase 1 -- Selecting Claim Preparers
Chapter 7: Phase 2 -- Preparing Preliminary Claims Analyses, Dispute Review Board Presentations, and Small Claims
Chapter 8: Phase 3 -- Obtaining and Organizing Documents for Review
Chapter 9: Phase 4a -- Determining the Facts and Analyzing Entitlement
Chapter 10: Analyzing Schedule Delay and Acceleration
Chapter 11: Phase 4b -- Computing Damages
Chapter 12: Proving Inefficiency
Chapter 13: Phase 5 -- Preparing Exhibits and Assembling the Claim
Chapter 14: Phase 6 -- Presenting the Claim and Negotiating an Equitable Adjustment
ABOUT THE AUTHOR