Did you know that one of the primary reasons for claims and disputes in projects is schedule "delays"?
As a matter of fact, schedule delays happen in projects, which may lead to Extension of Time (EoT) requests.
Often EoT requests are not resolved because the analysis methodology was an estimate and the delay has been absorbed, or the analysis methodology is insufficient to properly identify and resolve delays. This would lead to “extended negotiations with little resolution” or “claims”.
Negotiations may extend into formal dispute resolution using attorneys. These extended resolution efforts can increase costs to resolve due to attorney and staff time. High costs are usually spent in claim & dispute resolution. On the other hand, claims are considered as failures of the project goals.
According to the Arcadis “Global Construction Disputes 2017” study, the second leading cause for disputes is “poorly drafted or incomplete and unsubstantiated claims”.
As stated earlier, one of the primary reasons for claims is project delays.
Failure to provide good forensic schedule delay analysis is a main contributing factor to the second leading cause of disputes, all resulting in a failure to resolve claims in a timely manner.
Early detailed forensic schedule delay analysis, presented in a clear and convincing manner, can provide detailed calculated assessment of quantum and responsibility which helps resolve issues & conflicts in early negotiations.
Forensic schedule delay analysis is not important just in claims on completed projects, but just as important to resolve delays that have been absorbed into the schedule during the project.
If you think of this as similar to costs, an Owner would rarely allow a Contractor to provide an estimate or a guess about a time & material change order. Since the change order work is completed, the Owner wants the Contractor to submit actual costs, and time is exactly the same, when the time is completed for the change order (delay is absorbed).
“The only appropriate way to analyze an absorbed delay is by use of the right forensic schedule delay analysis.”
Whenever a project delay causes a project to complete late, someone spends money; the Contractor pays liquidated damages costs or the Owner pays extended general conditions costs. The large values associated with these fees combined with the complexity of analysis makes forensic schedule delay analysis very important.
Planners/Schedulers are often asked to identify and analyze delays and conduct forensic schedule delay analysis without having proper understanding of analysis methodologies and techniques.
Most Project Control professionals do not have formal training in forensic delay analysis.
There is not comprehensive forensic schedule delay analysis training program in the market.
Does it resonate with you?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could learn how to properly implement the schedule delay analysis methodologies in your next project, so you can proactively respond to, prevent, and minimize claims?
The good news is that Chris Carson, FRICS, FAACE, FGPC, CCM, PMP, PSP, DRMP, CEP, a world authority on forensic schedule delay analysis, is the instructor of the Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis online training.
In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to properly perform forensic schedule analysis, so you can proactively prevent claims and resolve disputes.
The Forensic Schedule Analysis training course spans over 13 sessions. Each session builds on the previous one and helps you get the details right from A to Z.
To access the training, all you need is a high-speed Internet connection via Google Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer 9 or newer. You also need a login ID & Passcode to our private and secure learning management system (LMS).
Once you register, you will receive a receipt of your enrollment along with a unique login ID and passcode to the members’ area (LMS). Once logged in, you will get instant access to ALL modules of the training.
Each module/ session takes at least two hours to complete. There are many reference materials in each module for further study. If you spare 2-3 hours per week for the training, it will take you almost 3.5 months to complete the training. However, you can take the training at your own pace. You will have access to the entire course material for one year after your enrollment. You can refer back to the course videos and material at any time.
Upon successful completion of this training, you will be able to:
You will be granted an official certificate of completion and 35 PMI PDUs upon successful completion of the training.
This training is for you if…
This training is NOT for …
You should have a good understanding of planning/scheduling and scheduling software to partake in this training.
Here are several key unique points about this training that you wouldn’t find in other training courses in the market:
1. A world authority on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis, Chris Carson, is the instructor of this training. He has successfully resolved over 40 years of disputes in negotiations and mediations without having to litigate.
Chris Carson, the course instructor, is a top-ranked speaker and presenter of over 500 industry sessions, the author or co-author of more than 15 published AACE Recommended Practices, including:
Mr. Carson was an Author and Editor of the book, “CPM Scheduling for Construction – Best Practices and Guidelines” published by PMI, and a contributing author for:
As a member of the Expert List for the GAO (Government Accountability Office) for Cost, Schedule, and EVM (Earned Value Management) practices, he was a contributing author for the initial development of the “GAO Schedule Assessment Guide, Best Practices for project schedules.” You will have the brilliant opportunity to learn from Chris Carson, a well-recognized thought leader in Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis.
"Excellent Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis class. It was very comprehensive and covered a wide array of topics. The icing on the cake throughout the entire class was Chris Carson sharing lessons learned from his 40+ year career. Thank you!"
"One of the best courses I had ever attended in my practical life, it gathers all of the professional experience and secrets of planning career in a set of sessions, where I never imagined that there is a course that contains such a lot of valuable priceless information that resembles real-life cases and problems in planning career."
2. This course is the most comprehensive online course in the market.
You may find a very short list of educational providers, which deliver Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis. However, most of the available training programs in Forensic Schedule Analysis are classroom type training. You need to travel to and attend according to the scheduled dates. The classroom type training programs are usually more costly as compared to online training programs.
You may find a couple of organizations that provide online training programs on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis topic, most of which:
"Firstly I want to applaud Project Control Academy for providing such a high standard training course.Thank you Shohreh. Then to Chris, for sharing your many, many years of experience and knowledge so willingly and also providing us with some very invaluable tools. The course was intense, challenging but very rewarding. It was an honor to be taught and tutored by one of the industry best. This course has provided me with the ability now to diligently tackle analysis in a structured manner and by applying what I have learnt on this course will be able to do this with confidence."
"I was looking to enhance my knowledge of Delay Analysis for some time now but I didn’t find anything offered in the market now worth taking until I came across Project Controls Academy offering a free Webinar on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis by Chris Carson. I have known Chris for quite some time now, I always follow his recorded webinar on Planning & Scheduling and had the pleasure of meeting him personally at the Planning Planet event in London many years back. When I learned he is doing a full course on Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis, and plus a good offer from Project Controls Academy I didn’t hesitate to enroll, and I can say this was my best online training so far! Chris gave a very detailed explanation on the topics on a very deep manner not just on the academic side of this but his 40’s of experience which I can say can’t be found on any training course. It opened my eyes on AACE’s RP 29R-03, which is the must-have reference. The course is truly value for money! I also would like to acknowledge Shohreh for her encouragement and outstanding support, 24/7. Whenever I have some issues she’s is always there happy to help, even on weekends. Shohreh and Chris, words cannot express enough my gratitude, and I look forward to applying what I have learned in my current and future projects."
The Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis training we offer provides you with:
3. According to the market research of other courses in the market, we chose the most economical price for the course. You will get the most value for the money invested.
"It is a unique course, not only it covers length and breadth of AACEI’s Recommended Practice 29R-03, but it is sprinkled & blended with Chris’s 40 years of Forensic Schedule Analysis expertise throughout the training modules. I used many delay analysis techniques extensively throughout my career before, but this forensic schedule delay analysis training has opened up the various advantages of using MIP 3.3/3.4 over other methods. I am very much delighted & pleased with Chris Carson’s coaching especially the Claims Triage is the Jewel in the Crown and indeed this training will be cherished in my memory lane forever."
"Good opportunity to learn this Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis course, an absolute fulfillment on AACE’s RP 29R-03 studies. Literally, we have been pre-occupied for a period of time during this travel with Chris Carson, amazing and great professional experience. Significant eye opener on know how about the methodologies, like to remember “knowledge can not be given, it has to be taken”, perhaps we have been given by Mr.Chris and like to thank Shohreh as well for this learning opportunity to study, implement and practice. The claim triage technique is really awesome. Like to add an acknowledge, to whom you are real thirst to learn about delay analysis and this is the best opportunity to indulge with and to move forward."
"I would like to thank Shohreh and especially Chris Carson for conducting such a knowledgeable and myth clearing course. I am happy that I am part of this endeavor. The first thing is that in 95% cases a person won’t find this course or even a similar course on the Internet and getting something from a mentor and authority like Chris is my luck and admiration for him. As a professional working in the field, I must say that this course clear many myths for me and that makes this course very important for advanced level students or knowledge seekers. The most mesmerizing of all was the Expert Witness session. At the end the cost-benefit ratio for this course is 100%, it’s a must do training for all the Planners, Cost Professionals, Claim Personals, Delay Analysts etc."
"I had a difficult decision as, given the ROE, this course was going to cost me a fair amount of South African Rands that I would have to fork out of my own pocket. Today I can say with confidence that it was money well spent for not only has Chris opened my eyes to properly understand the RP but he has shared intricate knowledge and experience that any other course will find hard to match. Chris shares some of the best advice and personally developed tricks that are jaw dropping."
Get access to a private online forum for Q&A, where the instructor personally answers your technical questions on a weekly basis.
Learn a new Project Controls related topic, strategy, tactic, or tool every month for 12 months.
As our valuable client, you will receive exclusive discounts on selected online training programs in our Learning Management System.
This means you can study at your own pace, whatever time of night or day it happens to be or wherever in the world you might be. You only need an Internet connection via Google Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer 9 or newer.
You will have full access to the entire course material for one year from the time of your registration.
Receive an official certificate of completion upon successful completion of the training and claim 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) earned toward maintaining your license(s) with professional associations.
As a PMI Registered Educational Provider, our training programs are pre-approved by PMI and are eligible for PDU credit by PMI. Your certification will be your passport to Project Controls mastery.
We have obtained a license from AACE International to provide you with complimentary copy of the AACE Forensic Schedule Analysis Recommended Practice.
In addition to this document, the instructor will provide you with additional resources, such as checklists, templates, technical papers, etc.
You will receive in-depth case studies that help you comprehend the course content and enable you to experiment the real life projects.
Get access to all the training materials on our secure and robust learning management system using your private username and password.
The course is accessible via computer, laptop, as well as mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Tablets, etc. This makes your learning more flexible & adaptable.
"I recommend this course to clients, contractors, and those who want to learn more about delay analyses to enhance your knowledge, career, or to become an expert in the forensic schedule delay analysis. Prior to this course, the best way to learn delay analysis was to work directly for an attorney, and or a contracts manager, or from a consulting firm with a staff attorney specializing in claims."
"The information provided in the course sets the principles for analyzing delays and its causation in accordance with good engineering practices (AACE® International Recommended Practice No. 29R‐03). I highly appreciate all lessons and knowledge shared by Chris Carson and the great coordination of the sessions made by Shohreh Ghorbani. This training is a great contribution for the construction community. Highly suggested."
When you register today, in addition to getting an exclusive 12-month access to the Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis online training program, you will also get 12-month complementary service and bonus trainings.
With $1397 investment, you can begin your journey as an expert. The return on this small investment will be substantial once you learn how to perform forensic schedule analysis in your projects and substantially save your projects from disaster and advance your career to the next level of performance.
"If you have ever wanted to learn Forensic Schedule Delay Analysis, I believe no one better than Chris Carson; a well-recognized thought leader in Forensic Schedule Analysis can teach it to you. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry."
FRICS, FAACE, FGPC, PSP, DRMP, CEP, CCM, PMP
Chris Carson is the Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls and Associate Vice President at ARCADIS U.S., the leading global Engineering and PMCM firm. He has over 40 years’ experience in Program/Construction Management, specializing in Program/Project Controls disciplines of Planning & Scheduling, Cost Management, Risk Management, Document Control, and Forensic Analysis. His background includes educational, municipal, commercial, industrial, governmental, military, and medical projects, and other industries including facilities, infrastructure/transportation, water and waste water treatment and utilities, and environmental projects.
Mr. Carson is a recognized thought leader in industry associations including CMAA, AACE International, RICS, PMI, and the Guild of Project Controls.
As a top ranked speaker and presenter of over 500 industry sessions, Mr. Carson’s credentials also include over ten published articles as well as more than 15 published AACE Recommended Practices, including “Forensic Schedule Analysis”, “Identifying the Critical Path”, “Planning & Accounting for Adverse Weather”, “Original Baseline Schedule Review”, and “Update Schedule Review”. Mr. Carson was an Author and Editor for the book, “CPM Scheduling for Construction - Best Practices and Guidelines” published by PMI in 2014, contributing author for “Construction Project Scheduling and Control”, by Saleh Mubarak, contributing author for the “Time Management Procedures” by CMAA, and contributing author for the soon-to-be-published “Time is Real Money: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Explaining, and Recovery from Time Impacts on Construction Projects” by AACE/ABA (American Bar Association). As a member of the Expert List for the GAO (Government Accountability Office) for Cost, Schedule, and EVM (Earned Value Management) practices, he was a contributing author for the initial development of the “GAO Schedule Assessment Guide, Best Practices for project schedules”, 2012.
He was selected as an AACE International Fellow in 2013 “in recognition of professional attainment and significant accomplishment in cost management or cost engineering.” He was selected as the first founding Fellow of Project Controls by the International Guild of Project Controls in 2014, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2015 for his individual achievement “as well as demonstrating significant career achievements and successes, it demonstrates a passion for developing the industry, sharing knowledge and supporting others in reaching their goals”.