Government agencies spend an enormous amount of money each year on construction projects for the public. These projects follow their own particular lifecycle and pose unique challenges for contractors when it comes to issues such as site conditions, scheduling changes, or wage requirements.
Wouldn’t you like some help navigating the complexities of this complicated world?
That’s why CIRAS is putting together a series of four webinars designed to educate Iowans about the basics of federal construction contracts. Starting later this month, we’ll be working with a variety of legal experts to explain what you need to know about some of the most important aspects of any construction opportunity.
The list of topics we’ll cover includes:
- The Construction Operation Lifecycle. This February 17 webinar will teach you how to really see the work being done so you can properly analyze it and manage your workforce effectively.
- Dealing with Differing Site Conditions on Federal Projects. This March 16 webinar will feature a legal expert discussing the function and purpose of differing site condition clauses in government contracts. You’ll learn how to protect your claim rights and get paid for the costs you incur.
- Scheduling Issues on Federal Construction Contracts: Distinguishing Delays, Disruption, and Suspensions. This April 6 webinar will explain how to distinguish work delays and suspensions from disruptions. Legal experts will explain the different types of delay and walk you through the process of establishing government liability.
- Davis Bacon and Service Contract Labor Standards. This April 20 webinar is intended to help government contractors understand how the Davis Bacon and Service Contract acts really work in determining the prevailing wages and benefits that must be paid to employees under federal contracts. Legal experts will help you learn the requirements and avoid the common pitfalls.
For more information about any of these webinars, click on the links above or visit the CIRAS Events Calendar.