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Crystal Ball – Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Disputes (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
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This 90-minute webinar will provide a thorough discussion of many early warning signs of potential construction claims and disputes than may arise on construction projects. CEUs: Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.15 Continuing Education Units, 1.5 CCM Renewal Points or 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units.

12:00 PM
United States
Presenter: Emily Federico, PSP and Ben Woolley, PMP, Navigant
Contact: Laura Eldredge

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Crystal Ball - Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Disputes



This webinar provides a thorough discussion of many early warning signs of potential construction claims and disputes that may arise on construction projects. Each warning sign is associated with a particular type of claim or claims and the likely type of dispute if prompt action is not taken. The purpose of the webinar is to provide owners and contractors with a list of early warning signs of claims and disputes so that each can be proactive in dealing with these situations and prevent claims and disputes from disrupting the project.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand what are early warning signs of construction claims and disputes.

  • Identify these early warning signs.

  • Become aware of what types of claims may arise from these early warning signs if no action is taken to forestall these potential claims.

  • Learn some actions that may be taken to prevent claims and disputes.




Emily Federico, PSP, Director, Navigant


Emily Federico is a Director in Navigant’s Global Construction Practice. Ms. Federico is a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) with 15 years of experience including proactive baseline and project schedule update development and monitoring from a technical and risk management perspective as well as the preparation and analysis of various schedule delay, acceleration, and loss of productivity and cost overruns claims on construction projects in the public and private sectors. 


Ms. Federico has performed CPM schedule delay, productivity and damages analyses on projects ranging from buildings/ vertical facilities, such as schools/ universities, hospitals, retail buildings, transportation buildings and residential buildings, to highways and bridges and industrial plants.  Ms. Federico has provided expert testimony as well as litigation support for other Navigant experts.  Ms. Federico provides litigation support including assistance in preparing counsel for cross examination of opposing experts, mediation presentations, and preparing Navigant experts for trial and arbitration testimony.   Ms. Federico has provided numerous presentations to the construction industry regarding project scheduling, schedule delay and forensic schedule analysis.


Ben Woolley, PMP, Associate Director, Navigant


Ben Woolley is an Associate Director with the Fairfield, CT office of Navigant Consulting, Inc.  His experience includes forensic analysis of construction projects in dispute settings, as well as proactive project risk management for active construction projects. 


Mr. Woolley’s work includes Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development and analyses including Baseline schedule development, interim project progress tracking and risk management, and forensic development of as-built schedules.  His work has included productivity and damages analyses including lost productivity, cumulative impact, design errors and omissions review, and forensic investigation of delay and disruption through contemporaneous project records.  This work has been spread across various types of construction, including apartment and dormitory buildings, high-rise residential and commercial building, underground utility and pipeline installation, waste water treatment plants, large-scale engineering and production programs, fossil and nuclear power plants, midstream natural gas processing plants, and government and military facilities.  Mr. Woolley has experience in both alternative dispute resolution and litigation.


Prior to joining Navigant Consulting, Mr. Woolley completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University.  Mr. Woolley has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.


Cost (Single Webinar)

Members: $60 / Non-Members: $85

Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.


Continuing Educational Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider and a CCM Recertification Point Provider.  


Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.15 Continuing Education Units, 1.5 CCM Renewal Points, and/or 1.5 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units, verified through certificates of attendance, which are sent to participants after completion of workshop and assessment.


Course attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.





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