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Wed, Oct 07



Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report 2020

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Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report 2020
Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report 2020

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT



About the event

Successful planning and delivery of new projects after COVID will have to address the "new normal" - potential future waves of pandemics, fundamental changes in the global economy and the construction industry as well as new owner priorities. The challenges for these new projects will be vastly different as compared to our pre-COVID expectations and experience. How will the business of construction change and will CMs need to adapt? What new contractual provisions will be critically needed for the new projects? This presentation will answer these questions and discuss other results contained in the 2020 Global Construction Disputes Report.

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that cause construction disputes.
  • Describe what the “new normal” means to the construction industry.
  • Explain the new challenges which will arise in this “new normal”.
  • Discuss how owners’ needs and priorities will change with new projects.
  • State the importance of new, critical contract terms and conditions related to COVID-19.

About the Speakers:

Roy Cooper, PE,  Arcadis,  Senior Vice President, Head of Contract Solutions

Roy is a Senior Vice President and leader of Arcadis’ Contract Solutions group in North America where he is responsible for all of Arcadis’ claims related service offerings including providing expert testimony, claims analysis, schedule review services, constructability reviews, cost estimating and quantitative risk assessment. Roy has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University along with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Roy has nearly 30 years of construction experience, including the analysis and review of complex construction claims from the beginning stages through trial support and expert testimony.

Brian Goodreau, PSP, ENV-SP, Arcadis, Vice President, Contract Solutions

Brian Goodreau is a Principal Claims Analyst and the Operations Leader for the Arcadis Contract Solutions team of experts in construction disputes and project controls in New York City. Brian has more than 12 years of experience and currently manages claims on behalf of public and private owners for numerous complex infrastructure and building projects across North America. He has a proven record of accomplishment helping clients to avoid and mitigate disputes by implementing techniques such as CPM scheduling and total cost management. Brian has also effectively resolved numerous disputes on behalf of his clients, providing expert analysis and litigation support. Brian has been involved numerous alternative dispute resolutions including negotiations, mediations and claims review boards.


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