Construction Forensics: How Best to Protect Your Company and Avoid Costly Problems

When:  Apr 24, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Las Vegas, Nevada

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​Topic: Construction Forensics: How Best To Protect Your Company And Avoid Costly Problems
Speaker: Neil Opfer

Construction projects are fraught with risks from cost and schedule overruns to accidents along with other issues. This is true whether your firm is an owner, general contractor, CM, specialty-trade contractor, or third-tier trade contractor. When cost or schedule or other issues confront your firm, how should your firm proceed whether attempting to gain additional compensation in terms of schedule time/cost/other damages or protecting your company against such claims? Enter construction forensics. This presentation will focus on strategies/techniques with construction forensics in these areas in order to be successful. Covered techniques include those to develop and analyze claims including fundamental construction cost and schedule analysis techniques. When an unexpected event disrupts a construction project, using sound analytical methods to identify the cause and quantify the extent of the issue will be important for negotiating a fair result or for obtaining a fair outcome in arbitration or litigation.

About the Speaker

Neil has extensive experience in the construction industry in various construction positions and as a construction faculty member and construction consultant. He has been employed in the construction divisions of such firms as Inland Steel (Arcelor-Mittal), Morrison-Knudsen (URS), CE Lummus (ABB), and Standard Oil of California (Chevron). He has been on the faculty of the Construction Management Program – College of Engineering at UNLV since 1989. He has been a licensed general contractor in the State of Nevada since 1999. He has had extensive experience in construction consulting for a number of ENR Top 400 Contractors and Fortune Top 500 Firms. This work experience and consulting experience has involved numerous multi-million dollar claims up to $100 million-plus in magnitude. He received a P.D. Engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison, an M.S. Management (MBA) from Purdue University along with a B.S. Building Theory, B.A. Economics, and B.A. Business, all from Washington State University. He has been a member of CFMA since 1995 and currently serves on the Board for the CFMA Las Vegas Chapter.



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