PC201 Certified Forensic Claims Consultant™ (CFCC™) Certification Preparation

This course is a basis of lecture, case studies and instruction for development and support of a Forensic Claims Scheduling and Performance Course. Forensic claims are the detailed identification of packages based on a review of all project documentation to determine the detail basis of a claim.

Claims are a fundamental basis of programs and they can be done between customers who have an excellent working relationship. The Objective of a project is to be claim free, and by a firm understanding of the forensic claim program and the execution results of a Forensic Claim a program can be developed which has minimal project impact.

The Course is orientated as a support program for

  • Legal knowledge, dispute resolution and rules of evidence
  • Cost damages, estimating and loss of productivity
  • Planning, scheduling and delay analysis
  • Project management and documentation
  • Ethics and professional practice

Overall the program will address areas such as:

  • Impact of force majeure clauses
  • Causes of project acceleration and deceleration
  • Differences in arbitration between arbitral bodies
  • Issues involving the law of the contract and impact on the claim process
  • Rules and practices governing legal privilege
  • Deposition process and procedures
  • Reservation of rights issues
  • Custodian of records related issues
  • Admissibility of web related research used in expert reports
  • Legal impact of contractual Delay Clauses
  • Enforceability of exculpatory clauses
  • No damages for delay clauses – reliability, enforceability and exceptions
  • Purpose of the Changes Clause
  • Risk allocation of typical Differing Site Condition Clauses
  • Differences between directed and constructive changes
  • Notice related issues
  • Entitlement related issues
  • Purpose of the Suspension of Work Clause
  • Types of Termination Clauses and issues related to each
  • Burden of proof
  • Issues related to consequential damages and recoverability of the same
  • Preservation of records in litigation
  • Spoliation of evidence issues and potential liability related thereto, and
  • Admissibility of e-mail and personal diaries

The program incorporates the best international practices and upon completion Procedures and a methodology utilizing International Standards Organization (ISO), Association Advancement Cost Engineering (AACE) International recommended practices, Construction Standards Index (CSI), International Project Management Association (IPMA), International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC), and Royal institute Charter Surveyors (RICS).

Recommended Pre-Requisite Course

  • Introduction to Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering
  • Planning and Scheduling Skills and Knowledge
  • Construction Law

Course Provided Reference Materials

  • Earned Value Management System Manual – By Dr. Sean T Regan, CCE, CEP, MRICS
  • Procedure Templates – by LGM International, LLC
  • Skills and Knowledge Cost Engineering latest revision– AACE International
  • Total Cost Management Framework – AACE International

Day One

  • Legal Knowledge
    • Basic Fundamental Knowledge
    • International
    • FIDIC
    • British Civil
    • French Constitutional
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Arbitration
    • Contract
    • Legal
  • Rules of Evidence
    • Standard International rules
  • Estimating
    • Historical Estimating Development
    • Estimate Classifications
  • Cost Damages
  • Loss of Productivity
    • Resource Loading Basis
    • Commodity Curves
    • Productivity Reviews

Day Two

  • Planning and Scheduling Analysis
    • Planning Packages
    • Work packages
    • Critical Path
  • Delay Analysis
    • Documentation
    • Schedule Analysis
    • Thresholds
    • Performance Analysis
  • Project Management
    • Program Status
    • Verification
    • Work Packages
  • Reporting Program
    • Weekly Report Template
    • Monthly Report Template
  • Decision and Risk Management
    • Risk Plan Development
    • Risk Matrix
    • Risk Analysis
    • Risk Mitigation
  • Ethics
    • Ethics
    • Professional Practices
    • Internal Audit Interviews