This webinar discusses the definition of a differing site condition and why there is a need for a Differing Site Conditions clause in a construction contract. The webinar sets forth the history and purpose of the clause and examines the modern Differing Site Conditions clauses and the changes over time.
Why you should Attend
This webinar provides a thorough discussion of the Differing Site Conditions clause and how the typical understanding of this 90 year old clause is being eroded by Court and Board decisions.
The differing site conditions clause was created by the U.S. Federal government in 1926, in regards to construction contracts. Over the years, the Courts and Boards of Contract Appeals have been slowing changing the interpretation of risk allocation under the clause. A series of Court and Board cases have increased the contractor’s risk concerning differing site conditions.
The training explores a number of Court and Board of Contract Appeal decisions which appear to be slowly eroding the traditional risk allocation commonly accepted under the Differing Site Conditions clause, along with lessons learned from each case.
Finally, this research perspective provides a list of practical recommendations for both owners and contractors dealing with the risks of differing
Areas Covered in the Session
Definition of a differing site condition and why there is a need for a Differing Site Conditions clause in a construction contract
History and purpose of the clause and the modern Differing Site Conditions clauses
A discussion of the terms “indications” and “material difference”
Impact of contract disclaimers related to differing site conditions
Conditions not covered by the clause and conditions included within the scope of the clause
Six part test for a successful differing site condition claims and five additional contractual requirements contractors must comply with in order to prevail
contractor’s duty to continue work
Reverse differing site condition claim – an owner claim that may be asserted against the contractor seeking recovery of funds from the contractor when they encounter conditions materially better than anticipated
Learn about the Differing Site Conditions clause and how it operates
Learn what conditions are and are not covered by the Differing Site Conditions clause
Understand what must be proven to prevail on a differing site condition claim and what contractual requirements must be complied with in full
Become familiar with a number of Court and Board of Contract Appeal decisions which are changing the traditional risk allocation under the Differing Site Conditions clause
Who Will Benefit
Attorneys dealing with site condition claims
Owners and owner representatives managing capital improvement projects
Contractor executives, project managers, project sponsors and project control personnel
Construction managers and design professionals performing services during construction
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