AGC Specialty Contractors Council (SCC)’s 2021 Webinar Series[in conjunction with AGC Service & Supply Council (S&SC)]
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Dave has been with the Gallegos Corporation since 1989 and in the construction industry since 1978. He began his career in high school summers as a mucker on high-rise slip forms, eventually becoming a foreman in the bricklayer trade. Dave joined Gallegos in 1989 in the Estimating Department, was promoted to Chief Estimator, and is currently the Chief Business Development Officer. Dave is directly responsible for providing strategic development oversight for all six divisions of the Gallegos Corporation in four geographic regions. Dave assists in ensuring company growth while maintaining a strong backlog of work based on our corporate strategic goals.
Dave is a technical expert in masonry, stone veneers (rubble, dimensional and cast) paving assemblies, mechanically attached cladding, and rain screen systems for interior and exterior surfaces.
Dave is active in advocacy work, sitting on the AGC Colorado Board of Directors Management Committee and is the Chair of AGC Colorado Specialty Contractor Council. Dave is also active on the national level, Chairing AGC of America’s Specialty Contractor Council and sits on their Board of Directors.
- The Contract and the Project Schedule, and the nature and importance of their relationship (e.g., why the Project Schedule is made part of the Contract, and the effects of that).
- Construction Scheduling 101 – what every contractor needs to know.
- Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling
- CPM’s vs. bar charts vs. other methods of scheduling
- Durations, Schedule Logic & Sequencing, Float, Early Start & Finish Dates vs. Late Start & Finish Dates
- What scheduling information is typically provided to subcontractors (e.g., “3-Week Look-Ahead Schedules”) and what else a subcontractor needs to know
- The Top 10 CPM Scheduling Mistakes
- The contractual and legal effects of schedule changes, and determining who pays for them.
- Project delays (critical vs. noncritical, and compensable vs. noncompensable)
- Time extensions & liquidated/actual damages (excusable vs. inexcusable delays)
- The cost impact of resequencing and acceleration
- Documenting and demonstrating project delays and their impacts
Berkeley Research Group
Mr. Choyce specializes in the preparation of critical path method (CPM) schedules and establishment of proper project controls on major construction projects, CPM schedule and delay analysis, lost productivity claims and application of 4D scheduling. He is a certified Project Scheduling Professional (PSP) and has prepared baseline schedules and updates as well as expert reports regarding claims for schedule delays, acceleration and associated costs. Additionally, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS), and has been intimately involved in the proper application of project management principles in the areas of change order analyses, risk management, including terminations for default, cost impacts, and losses of productivity. Mr. Choyce has serviced clients including owners, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, surety companies and other entities involved in the construction industry on all types of projects, including power plants, airports, medical facilities, bridges, tunnels, waste water treatment facilities, environmental remediation, office towers, subways, and schools.
- Contract requirements.
- Strict compliance vs. substantial compliance, and normal “tolerances”.
- The economic waste doctrine.
- The nature, source, and validity of back charges.
- The potential impact of out of sequence work on a subcontractor’s ability to conform to the contract documents.
- Damage caused by other subcontractors.
- Project cleanup: a frequent source of dispute.
- The Owner’s and General Contractor’s right and duty to coordinate and schedule the work.
- Best practices for achieving a smooth project close-out and minimizing punchlist items.
- The scheduling, coordination, and performance of punchlist work.
- Punchlist vs. warranty work. and warranty obligations in general.
- The importance and basics of leaving a favorable impression.
Office of the University Architects, University of Georgia and Vice President of the Georgia Chapter of COAA (the Construction Owners Association of America)
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
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