Since 2010, the average Construction Delay Claim has increased in value by 31% to US$46m. In 2016 it took 57% more time to resolve a Construction Delay claim than it did in 2010.*Source: Arcadis
It’s not to ask “Will I have to submit a delay claim?” But rather you should ask…
Will I be ready?
Learning Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis May Be
The Next Step In YOUR CareerThe Guild of Project Controls puts Forensic Analysis as one of the 4 pillars of project controls knowledge for professionals to strive for in their career. The Guild’s career path matrix shows clearly that individuals working in project controls can start the path toward mastery of Forensic Analysis at any time. But it can be a wasted effort if we don’t start with principles first; the principles of Forensic Delay Analysis. That’s why I invited an expert and veteran of Forensic Analysis to teach you the foundations of Forensic Delay Analysis for construction projects. This course will introduce you to the concepts, processes and techniques that are key to understanding the root causes of project schedule delays. Dr. de la Garza will take you step-by-step through 4 forensic techniques to apply to a delayed CPM schedule. Not only that, Dr. de la Garza will share real-world examples and situations from over 20 years of experience in the field of Project Controls education and research. Whether you’re confused by what schedule delay analysis is for, or you just need to fill in your knowledge gaps, Dr. de la Garza & I will share everything you need to know about Forensic Delay Analysis for Construction projects, from definitions to expert techniques and processes. Oh, AND there’s HOMEWORK so you can truly practice what you’ve learned. I believe that wherever you are in your career, learning and growing your knowledge is a must to keep adding value to your projects and their outcomes. It just takes patience, dedication, and the right amount of focused learning, starting with principles first. Join me and Dr. de la Garza and let’s explore Forensic Delay Analysis together. Michael –Chief Learning Officer, Plan Academy
What You Will Learn
- Real-world skills to analyze real-world construction project schedules.
- Learn 4 essential forensic techniques for analyzing project delays.
- Construction law – learn legal concept that apply to construction delay claims.
- Develop fragnets that represent delays and learn to insert them into your schedule to complete a delay analysis.
- Get insights on common pitfalls to avoid while analyzing your construction schedule.
- Learn the difference between each technical forensic analysis technique.
- Discover the common causes of delay on project and learn how to plan to avoid them.
Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis Course Outline
The course is spread over 2 weeks, with each lesson focusing on a forensic analysis technique. Each lesson also builds on the last one and helps to you see the big picture. There’s a homework assignment to complete with each lesson. Students complete perform a forensic analysis on our case study project and present their solutions live to the class.
Let’s take you through the agenda.
- Day 1: – A Framework for Delay Analysis (Impacted As-Planned)
- Day 2: – CPM Concepts (Collapsed As-Built)
- Day 3: – Legal Issues (Time Impact Analysis)
- Day 4: – Delay Damages (As-Built, Case Study Issued)
- Day 5: – Live Student Case Study Presentations
Meet Dr. Jesus de la Garza, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, F.CMAA, NAC, F.PMCOSJesus M. de la Garza is the holder of the Vecellio Endowed Professorship in Construction Engineering and Management at Virginia Tech. Dr. de la Garza is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction. Dr. de la Garza is the Editor-in-Chief for ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. He has served as Director of the Civil Infrastructure Systems program at the National Science Foundation. His research is organized in three tracks, namely, Project Controls, Information Technology for Construction Management, and Infrastructure Asset Management. He has co-authored ninety-two (92) papers in refereed publications. Check out Jesus’ fascinating TEDx Talk entitled America’s Lifelines.
Who Is This Course For?
Let’s find out if this course is for you. It’s a perfect fit if….
Student #1: You have some experience working in project controls with no idea on how forensic delay analysis works.
Student #2: You already know some forensic techniques and have done some delay analysis but you’d like to better understand other techniques and construction law concepts.
Student #3: You are a seasoned planner & scheduler but need a refresher on Forensic techniques, delay analysis and construction claims.
Basically, if you are a master of Forensic Analysis, if you often participate in Delay Claims and even work as an expert witness, then DON’T take the course.
Everyone else: you should take the course, today.
Amelie Pira, Lead Planner, Crossrail Ltd.
Highlights From Our Last CourseHands-on is the only way to learn. In this course, students complete assignments to ensure they’re mastering the analysis techniques. Here are some of the analyses students compiled for their final presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Are there any pre-requisites to this course?”Yes. You must have experience in building and managing CPM schedules. It is essential to know how to perform CPM scheduling calculations manually without software. This course is not for beginners to project controls, but for professionals who have minimum 2 years of experience in project controls. If you are a beginner in project controls, contact us about other training courses that are a better fit for your experience.
“How do I watch the lesson videos?”The lesson recordings will be available to your through PlanAcademy.com. You will be set up with an account after your register. The lessons will be made available to you on the day they are scheduled for, as per the course schedule below. You will be notified by email when a lessons is available. The vidoes are not downloadable.
“How do I attend the live Q&A sessions?”The training sessions will be conducted over a collaborative & screen-sharing platform. You will have to install the software client on your computer to attend the sessions.
“Will the LIVE Q&A sessions be recorded?”Yes, the sessions will be recorded and posted on a dedicated course resource page you will given access to on PlanAcademy.com. If you don’t have a PlanAcademy.com login, one will be provided to you after registration.
“Is any software required for the coursework?”No, it is not necessary to have access to any scheduling tools. The course will focus on fundamental techniques and concepts outside of any software package. This is NOT a Primavera P6 course, but rather a course that focuses on techniques.
“How long will I have access to the recordings?”You will have access to all of the recordings for 1 year from the course start date.
“Do I have to attend all of the sessions?”No. The only session you MUST attend in order to be eligible for a certificate, is the Final Presentation session (the last day of the course) where you will present your delay analysis of the case study.
“How many PMI PDUs can I claim for this course?”We understand that PMI allows 1 PDU for every 1 hour of contact training, within the Category “Courses or Training / Courses from other 3rd party providers.” This course is 15 hours of training and should result in 15 PDUs. Please refer to PMI CCR guide for more information. Plan Academy is not a PMI Registered Education Provider.
“Are there discounts for students?”If you are currently enrolled in post-secondary college or university and can provide proof of enrollment, you may qualify for a student discount. Please contact us for more information.
“What is your refund Policy?”You can receive a FULL refund up to 24 hours before the course start date & time. Refunds will not be provided after 24 hours from the course start date & time, nor once the course has started.
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What You Get
- 15 hours of instruction over 2 weeks
- 4 key forensic analysis techniques
- 1 in-depth hands-on homework assignment
- access to the training recordings for 1 year
- 15 PMI Professional Development Units
- a handsome certificate of completion