Building Up was created by Brian Padove, an attorney at Watt Tieder, and Jeff Katz, a construction claims consultant at VERTEX, to provide insights for construction professionals, which will feature a variety of guests, perspectives and topics that span the construction industry.
Watt Tieder’s Amanda Marutzky, with VERTEX’s Andrew Sargent, and Hendrik Prinsloo join as guests in a spirited discussion on construction schedules. Drawing on the guests’ experience in building schedules, analyzing delays on projects, and litigating disputes involving schedules and delays, the discussion covers scheduling from several perspectives, including key contract provisions, best practices and pitfalls in planning and preparing schedules, scheduling software, the role of schedules and other documents in claim preservation and claim presentation, and other information handy to anyone who works with, deals with, or wants to learn about schedules.
About the Hosts
Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Brian Padove joined Watt Tieder in 2018 after spending three years working as a litigation associate at a national insurance defense firm.
Brian focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, and suretyship while representing a wide variety of clients including contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as multiple federal district courts.