William J. McConnell PE, JD, MSCE, CDT and CEO of The Vertex Companies, LLC publishes book on the subject of construction claims, titled: Fundamentals of Construction Claims: A 10- Step Guide for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects and Engineers
Released on, July 20th, 2022, the aim of this book is to assist all parties to a construction project with the dispute resolution process and demystify complicated construction claims. When the parties understand the dispute resolution process and can properly prepare and evaluate claims during the course of the project, there is a higher likelihood for the dispute to be resolved in a timely fashion and well before binding dispute resolution, which is when significant legal and expert fees are incurred by the parties. Moreover, if a dispute ends up being resolved in a binding dispute resolution format, the party that previously prepared or rebutted the claim in a reasonable fashion during the design and construction of the project will likely be placed in a favorable position during the trial or arbitration.
Given how common complex claims have become in the modern built environment, Fundamentals of Construction Claims: A 10- Step Guide for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects and Engineers is a critical addition to the library of any construction professional.
Written by William J. McConnell, PE, JD, MSCE, CDT, a celebrated, lawyer, author, engineer, and expert witness, Fundamentals of Construction Claims sets out clear and concrete strategies for developing a construction claim from beginning to end. The author’s straightforward 10-Step method helps readers avoid costly dispute resolution fees by: explaining entitlement requirements for various types of claims, including differing site conditions, added scope, and weather delays; offering procedures for calculating delay impacts through forensic scheduling analysis; and defining in detail, four simple ways to prove damages. Relevant case studies are used to illuminate the principles found within and bring life to the concepts the author introduces.