Suspend Work – "Remain On Standby" - Key Words

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...
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James G. Zack, Jr.

Suspend Work – “Remain on Standby” - Key Words

Join us for an in-depth exploration of a critical question in construction: when an owner issues a work suspension directive, what are the contractor's rights regarding delay and delay damages? This webinar examines the typical damages owed when work is suspended, along with the limitations that may apply. Delve into five court cases that establish key requirements for collecting damages and gain practical recommendations for contractor actions during work suspension. Discover how these actions can facilitate resolution in the field, potentially avoiding costly courtroom battles. Explore the current criteria for recovering damages in both directed and constructive suspension of work claims. Join us as we navigate the complexities of work suspension and empower contractors with actionable insights.

In this webinar led by industry expert James G. Zack, Jr., explore the latest criteria for recovering damages in directed and constructive suspension of work claims. Gain insights into the necessity for owners to incorporate Suspension clauses into all contracts and understand the optimal operation of suspension directives. Delve into five pivotal Federal court decisions that delineate the recovery of suspension damages, and uncover the current twelve-point test for damage recovery. Join us as James shares his expertise and sheds light on the intricacies of navigating suspension-related challenges in construction projects

The webinar also provides actionable guidance for contractors on navigating suspensions effectively and outlines the potential benefits for owners.

Webinar Agenda

  • Learn what is a suspension of work
  • Understand the types and typical causes of suspensions
  • Be exposed to the operation of a suspension clause
  • Review what damages are recoverable, and which are not
  • Be provided with a checklist of the current tests for damage recovery
  • And learn how contractors can protect their rights to recover suspension of work damages and how owners will benefit

Webinar Highlights

  • Types and causes of suspensions
  • Why owners need a suspension clause in contracts
  • The operation of Suspension clauses
  • Recoverable damages under Suspension clauses
  • Limitations on recoverable damages
  • Some recent court rulings impacting damage recovery
  • Current tests for recovery of suspension damages
  • Recommendations for contractors to protect their rights to recover damages
  • Recommendations for owners to mitigate suspension damages

Who Should Attend

  • Owners & Contractor Project Managers
  • Resident Engineers & Architects
  • Agency Construction Managers
  • Construction Managers@Risk
  • Design Managers
  • Legal Counsel representing project participants
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