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First 3 Rules of Construction - Document, Document, Document

  • Mar 31, 2020 (9:30 - 11:00 am CT; 8:30 - 10:00 am MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


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Timely, complete, and persuasive documentation helps ensure your project’s success. You’ve all heard the cliché that “If you don’t write it down, it didn’t happen.” But we don’t have time to write everything down. This presentation will help you strike the right balance. It will show you how to make your project documentation more fact focused and effective. It will also show you how to make your documentation more persuasive and more likely to lead to a timely and successful resolution of the many issues that arise on today’s complex construction projects. The presentation uses real-life examples of both effective and not-so-effective communications to help you see what you need to do to make your project documentation better.


Scott Lowe, PE, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., has expertise in the areas of construction claim preparation and evaluation, critical path method scheduling, specification writing, and training. Scott has directed and performed all types of analyses related to claims including delay and inefficiency (typically using Measured Mile for inefficiency), assessed responsibility for contract changes, and calculated various types of delay damages. He has evaluated problems and offered solutions on almost every type of project including transportation, wastewater treatment, power, process and manufacturing, medical, educational, commercial, correctional, hotels, condominiums, residential housing, and athletic facilities. He has worked on projects large and small throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Target Audience

All construction staff as well as designers and maintenance personnel who are involved in the construction process. Local government employees and consultants performing work on behalf of the DOTs or local governments should also attend.

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