Today’s contracts are loaded with legal-speak that can be difficult to wade through. Poorly written contract documents usually lead to differing interpretations that can cause disputes. Many of these disputes lead to claims and costly litigation. However, by clearly outlining project goals and providing the most specific set of contract documents possible, you will greatly reduce the number and amount of change orders on your project and eliminate disputes and claims.

On April 7, H.R. Gray’s Director of Construction James Weber, PE will be presenting “Understanding Contract Documents” at the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) 2018 Spring Educational Conference. The presentation will outline the value of having the right language in your contract to protect your interests. Also, you will learn the importance of having your contract specifications and contract drawings in agreement to ensure project success.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in project management from conceptual planning through construction in the public sector, Weber has experience with design, construction contract administration, financial and administrative review of contract changes, dispute resolution, prevailing wage compliance, value engineering, constructability reviews, design-build contracting, and QA/QC on a wide variety of public projects.