ACECH May Virtual General Membership Meeting
May 20, 2021, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
“Inside the Contractor Mind: Bidding, Change Orders and Claims Presenters – Scott Jennings, P.E. and Patrick Mullen of SJ Construction Consulting, LLC ”
About the Session:
How many times have you said “What in the world were they thinking?! He left 30% on the table on that bid yesterday!” Or “this change order is highway robbery!” Or, finally, “This claim is a waste of my time and has no merit. I guess we still have to respond to it though.”
How did the contractor get to those numbers on bid day? What caused the time delay being requested in the change order? What are these bogus methods being used in quantification of cost and/or time loss?
This presentation answers all of these questions! Buckle up for the ride as the speakers take you into the contractor’s mind on their practices in bidding, change orders, and claims.
About the Presenters:
Scott Jennings founded SJ Construction Consulting, LLC (SJCC) in 2016, which is a construction management, claims support, and cost estimating professional services firm in Honolulu. Prior to SJCC, Scott’s first 26 years of his career were spent as a heavy/civil contractor holding positions from field engineer to CEO. Scott holds both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and serves on ASCE’s national committee on Claims Avoidance and Resolution.
Patrick Mullen has developed and maintained Primavera P6 cost and resource loaded construction schedules for single projects valued at more than $1.5 billion. His expertise includes creating and updating complex construction schedules, reviewing schedules for specification conformance, analyzing scheduling impacts and identifying recovery options, and resource (labor and cost) management. Pat has written hundreds of time extension requests and delay claims for many contractors and, likewise, he has reviewed hundreds of time extension requests and delay claims on behalf of Owners.
If you missed the presentation you can view it here.