Claim Case: The Floating Pipe Trick
This webinar is about a project that experienced the unexpected, natural disaster. The webinar will use a case regarding a large diameter corrugated metal drainage pipe that floated out of the ground during a rainstorm that occurred during construction. This webinar addresses topics such as the importance of evaluating the potential consequences of allowing alternative materials, important information used to defend the liability claim, and the importance of maintaining a positive relationship between the client and consultant throughout settlement of the claim.
By the end of this webinar attendees will:
- Understand the importance of carefully addressing alternative materials that are allowed in the contract documents;
- Understand the importance of considering potential issues that can arise during construction;
- Learn why it is beneficial for the consultant to be involved in negotiations with the contractor regarding a change order and how to overcome a construction problem;
- Learn the basic principles of how to manage a professional liability claim.
Speaker: John Lowe, Lowe Consulting LLC
John M. Lowe, Jr., P.E. is a 1961 civil engineering graduate of the University of Florida and is a Professional Engineer in OR, CA, and FL. John has over 45 years of experience working as a consulting engineer. His varied career has included the disciplines of transportation, environmental engineering, and providing interdisciplinary services to architects and other engineering firms. Upon his retirement in 2010, he began teaching on the subjects of contracting for professional services and avoiding professional liability risk. In 2013, John published a book on these subjects entitled “A Guide to Managing Engineering and Architectural Design Services Contracts – What Every Project Manager Needs to Know.”