Can’t Make This Up: Lessons Learned the Hard Way


Can’t Make This Up: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Friday, September 24: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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Session Description:

A comedy of errors can be entertaining, unless the failures happen during construction and result in real damages to property and personnel, followed by delays, corrections and repairs, and the inevitable claims and lawsuits. Often the cause is something simple, completely avoidable, and seemingly hard to believe it could happen. You can’t make this stuff up. True project stories from over 40 years of involvement in the industry—including some very current examples from this past year—will show what went wrong, why it happened, and steps that can be taken during design and construction administration to help participants avoid similar experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how simple mistakes in construction administration and project execution can lead to major failures
  • Recognize the steps in construction administration that can prevent failures from occurring