Proving & Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims

May 20, 2021
90 Mins
James G. Zack, Jr.

Proving & Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims

Much has been written over the years about proving and pricing contractor claims on construction projects. But little has been published about or presented on subcontractor delay claims. Do subcontractors have the same rights and remedies as the prime contractor? Are they held to the same standards? What are their legal rights? Do owners owe time extensions for subcontractor delays? Are prime contractors at risk when they “pass through” subcontractor delay claims to an owner? Are subcontractors at risk when a prime contractor opts not to sponsor their delay claim to the owner? This webinar examines issues concerning subcontractor delay claims.

Webinar Objectives

Attendees at this webinar will –

  • Learn the value of pre-planning activities in such a manner as to avoid causing delay and impact to subcontractors.
  • As General Contractors, learn about the arguments subcontractors can use to pursue delay and impact claims.
  • Contractors become knowledgeable concerning the risks of sponsoring subcontractor delay claims to owners.
  • Subcontractors will learn the elements of proof necessary to successfully prosecute a delay and impact claim against a General Contractor.
  • Owners will gain insight into analysis of and /or defense against subcontractor delay claims passed through by their General Contractors.
Webinar Agenda
  • Subcontractor delays & impacts
  • Contractual issues concerning subcontractor delay claims
  • Sponsoring subcontractor claims
  • Notice issues
  • Entitlement issues
  • Causation
  • Damages
  • Delays caused by General Contractor or another subcontractor
  • Delays caused by owners
  • Other issues concerning subcontractor delays
  • Other theories of recovery
  • Forensic schedule analysis
  • Concurrent Delay
  • Delay claims pricing considerations
  • Dispute resolution forums
  • Conclusion
Webinar Highlights
  • In this program attendees will learn the typical causes of subcontractor delay and impact claims.
  • Attendees will be exposed to contractual issues surrounding subcontractor delay claims.
  • The program will identify practical problems concerning subcontractor delay claims from the project owner’s viewpoint.
  • The program highlights problems facing General Contractors when they are asked to pass through subcontractor delay claims to owners.
  • The program discusses what damages may flow from subcontractor delay claims and the recoverability of such damages.  
  • Attendees will learn the theories of recovery a subcontractor can employ when pursuing a delay claim against the General Contractor.
Who Should Attend
  • General Contractors – Project Managers & Executives
  • Owners and their representatives
  • Design professionals performing services during construction
  • Construction managers
  • Attorneys representing owners and contractors
James G. Zack, Jr.

James G. Zack, Jr.

Jim is the Principal, James Zack Consulting, LLC and Senior Advisor, Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly he was the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™ and earlier, the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Mr. Zack was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Mr. Zack has, for...
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