Even the best detailed and competitive bid, perfect execution plan, and excellent management of a project can lead to a loss because of unanticipated delay, productivity, cumulative impact, or acceleration. As in any claim, it is not simply a matter of developing a list of changes and work disruptions. The contractor must show how the changes caused a greater impact and disruption. Problems of proof and quantification are formidable ones. Notice is always key; when and how to provide notice is critical. This presentation will take you through an introduction as to when you might want to consider advancing such a claim and how to take those initial steps, including what to look for any claims consultant and from your lawyer. Following the webinar, MCA Manitoba Board of Director, Shawn Henry, will pose questions to Dan related to delay claims.
About the speaker: Dan Leduc practices primarily construction law and dispute resolution. He is frequently called upon to advise and represent owners, subcontractors, suppliers, and builders in such front-end services as contract review, tender issues, and general construction matters, as well as in litigation and arbitration. Mr. Leduc has over 25 years of experience in negotiating, mediating, arbitrating, and litigating construction disputes including construction liens, trust claims, delay claims, construction insurance claims, and architect’s and engineer’s errors and omissions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various forms of construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Mr. Leduc also has experience in surety bonding claims on construction projects, including performance bond claims and labour and material payment bond claims, and managing cases involving large volumes of documents, at times in excess of 300,000 documents.