Construction Defect Seminars

2017 ABA Forum on Construction Law

August 17, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The American Bar Association (ABA) only holds this meeting every ten years. Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), this year’s seminar will focus on AIA contract documents, which were updated in 2017. In addition, the forum will also cover Design-Build, EPC & International, and Collaborative Design and Construction issues.

October 4th-6th, 2017
Westin Copley Place,
10 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA

HalfMoon Live Seminar: Architectural and Structural Provisions of the International Building Code

August 10, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will cover Building Code Background and Application, Building Classification, Occupancy and Safety, Regulation of Building Components, Use of Specific Materials and Construction Techniques, Regulation of Interior Construction, and Complying with Safety Requirements During Construction. After attending the conference, participants should be able to “[l]earn building code terminology and explore the code update process. Understand the classification of structures and review requirements for fire protection and fire resistance. Discuss the use of concrete, steel, aluminum and other materials in the construction process. Review code provisions that regulate interior construction.”

August 16, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott at Briarcliff
4000 North Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116

IRMI Construction Risk Conference

August 2, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The 37th annual Construction Risk Conference (CRC) presented by the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) will be held in Indianapolis this November. The IRMI CRC “brings nearly 2,000 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together to explore and convey state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverages, controlling insurance costs, and fine-tuning risk management programs.”

November 5th-8th, 2017
JW Marriott
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

NBI Video Webcast: Construction Contract Law from Start to Finish

July 26, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day webinar includes the following topics: Overview of Construction Contract Law, Inherent Risks, Drafting Construction Contracts, Key Provisions to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies, Negotiating the Contract, Termination of Contract, and Ethical Considerations. The program will be basic-to-intermediate level that covers construction contract fundamentals for attorneys, paralegals, and construction executives.

August 24, 2017
Live Webinar

Perrin: National Construction Defect Conference

July 19, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Perrin Conferences presents a National Construction Defect Conference in Fort Lauderdale this November. The conference will open with a Networking Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, November 15th, followed by a full conference day (including a Networking Cocktail Reception) on Thursday, November 16th. The last day of the conference, Friday, November 17th, will be a half day.

November 15-17, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

AGC Construction Environmental Conference

July 13, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Associated General Contractors of America will be holding a Construction Environmental Conference this September in the Washington D.C. area. The seminar will provide attendees with the “opportunity to learn how to manage environmental requirements” and to provide needed information from industry experts, owners, regulators, and attendees peers’. Various federal agencies have been invited to attend, as well as organizations behind LEED, Envision, Sustainable SITES, and Greenroads.

September 13-14, 2017
The DoubleTree by Hilton, Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Crystal City, VA 22202

Lorman Seminar: Best Practices in Pre-Construction Budgeting and Estimating

June 29, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees of this one-day live webinar hosted by Lorman will “learn how to provide a budget or construction cost for a project and be confident in that number.” Objectives include defining the levels of an estimate, identifying the basis of each budget and cost number, understanding how much something is going to cost and why, and being able to explain how you derived your budget or cost numbers.

July 18th, 2017
Live Webinar

Peckar & Abramson’s Houston’s office will be hosting a Construction Counsel Roundtable

June 21, 2017
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Peckar & Abramson's Houston's office will be hosting a Construction Counsel Roundtable on June 28, 2017 at the AGC Houston office in Houston, Texas. The Construction Counsel Roundtable is dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of senior in-house counsel in the construction industry. Participants will be share their concerns and challenges with their peers.

June 28, 2017
Associated General Contractors
3825 Dacoma St
Houston, TX 77092

NBI’s Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z

June 15, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute presents a one-day seminar they classify as an intermediate level program that will provide a comprehensive overview of construction defects, regulations, and liability and litigation for attorneys, contractors, subcontractors, developers, engineers, architects, and insurance claim managers. The course will cover the Anatomy of a Defect, Indemnity Provisions, Case Law Updates, Insurance, Litigation, and Ethical Considerations.

August 3rd, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
4100 Presidential Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19131

HalfMoon Seminar: Construction Contract Workshop

June 5, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day seminar by HalfMoon Education Inc., will go over Understanding Construction Contract Essentials, Reviewing Bidding Documents, Reviewing Project Documents, Understanding Issues in Contract Administration, Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes, and Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting. Attorneys from Bernstein Shur will be speaking at the event, including Michael Bosse, George Burns, Asha Echeverria, Meredith Eilers, and Conor Shankman.

June 8, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton
363 Maine Mall Road
Portland, ME 04106

"Concepts of Construction Defect Coverage," Construction Defect Claim Manager Meeting

May 10, 2017
Mark R. VonderHaar - Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Mark VonderHaar is one of the presenters for "Concepts of Construction Defect Coverage," taking place in Anaheim, California. This program, in partnership with the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect seminar and the Construction Defect Claim Managers Association (CDCMA) is geared for the newer adjuster entering the construction defect claims arena and will also act as a "refresher" course for those already involved in complex construction defect claims. The program will update the audience on the issues that are important to the construction defect community from around the nation.

Mr. VonderHaar may be contacted at

Live Webinar: Basic Principles of Construction Insurance

May 3, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Attendees of this live webinar will “learn how to secure appropriate insurance coverage at the start of a construction project to help protect you if claims arise.” Learning objectives for this seminar include “able to describe design liability,” “identify comprehensive general liability,” “able to discuss builder’s risk,” and “able to review exclusions typically involved in construction claims.” Faculty will be Dana Chaaban and Michael Jay Rune, II of Shutts & Bowen LLP.

May 24, 2017
1pm-2:30pm EST

Certificates of Insurance: What You Don’t Know Will Cost You

April 20, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This free seminar for builders and developers only is presented by Mark Hunter of Summit Risk Management & Insurance and Lisa Dunn of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell. Topics of discussion include Length of Exposure for Contractors in Colorado—Statute of Repose, Risk Transfer—How to More Effectively Bind the Subs Insurance Company, Insurance Exclusions—Could Eliminate Subs Coverage by 100%, and more.

April 25, 2017
Maggiano's Little Italy
7401 South Clinton Street
Englewood, CO 80112

ADC 2017 Construction Defect Seminar

April 13, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (ADC) will be holding their annual construction defect seminar in Pleasanton, California later this month. The seminar will cover the nuts and bolts of construction law, and features experienced, construction-industry panelists who will discuss topics relevant to attorneys, contractors, and claim representatives.

April 28, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at The Club
7050 Johnson Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

AGC’s 2017 Federal Contractors Conference

April 5, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Federal Contractors Conference is coming this May in Washington, D.C. Topics to be discussed include Federal construction projects, forecasts and budgets, Executive orders and regulations, Legislative proposals and changes, and more. The seminar also includes a number of federal construction agency sessions with topics such as Design-Build, Change order delays, Safety, among others.

May 1-3, 2017
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

HalfMoon’s Engineering Law and Ethics Seminar

March 29, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The one-day “Engineering Law and Ethics” seminar being held in Arlington, Texas next month, will cover topics such as Engineering Business Law, Professional Liability Law, and Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice, among others. The seminar offers 7.5 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to Texas professional engineers.

April 4, 2017
Hilton Arlington
2401 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76006

2017 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

March 22, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The 24th annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect seminar returns to the Disneyland Hotel this May. The seminar includes keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions on industry-relevant topics, as well as receptions that provide networking opportunities. Approximately 1500 people attend each year from the legal, insurance, builder, contractor, and subcontractor industries as well as others.

May 18-19, 2017
Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

36th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat

March 16, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The State Bar of California’s 36th annual Real Property Law Section Retreat will be held in Napa this April. The three-day event includes educational sessions as well as receptions for networking opportunities. Attendees can earn up to 14.5 hours of participatory MCLE credit, including 3 hours in Legal Ethics.

April 20 – 23, 2017
Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Road,
Napa, CA, 94558

AGC’s 98th Annual Convention

March 1, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Associated General Contractors of America present their next Annual Convention March 7th through the 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention “features a packed program focused on sharing solutions from experienced contractors and industry experts on key construction issues, networking events structured so you can make valuable new connections, and opportunities to shape the future of the construction industry and the association.” There will also be six education focuses: Executive and Financial Management, Project Delivery, Risk Management, Talent Development and Recruitment, Technology, and Safety.

March 7th-9th, 2017
Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

NBI’s Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers

February 23, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute (NBI) presents a one-day seminar on Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers on Thursday, March 2nd. The seminar will cover construction contracts, change orders, how to determine responsibility and remedy for delays, as well as other content.

Thursday, March 02, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport
3220 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Lorman Webinar: Fundamentals of California Construction Contracts

February 16, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This live webinar will focus on identifying “which contract clauses you need to focus on and negotiate.” By the end of the seminar, you “will understand the risks of signing contracts with one sided clauses, particularly scope, indemnity, insurance and payment clauses.” Larry P. Lubka is the faculty member presenting the webinar.

March 15th, 2017
Live Webinar

Introduction to Insuring Construction Projects

February 2, 2017
Stella Szantova Giordano – Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

On February 14 from noon to 1 PM EST, SDV Attorney Stella Szantova Giordano will present an introductory workshop on insuring construction projects at the University of Hartford’s Construction Institute. This 1-hour workshop will provide an overview of the most common insurance used for construction projects, including commercial general liability, builder’s risk and professional liability.

Attendees may expect to familiarize themselves with the insurance terminology applicable to construction projects; gain an understanding of different types of insurance, how they operate, and what risks they cover; learn about additional insured coverage and its pitfalls if not used properly; and explore what insurance should be required from or provided for construction business partners.

Ms. Giordano may be contacted at

Construction Insurance Bootcamp Webinar

January 26, 2017
Jed Stewart –

Wading through construction project insurance documents can be an exercise in frustration. No matter who you represent, you need to understand the ins and outs of insurance documents in order to avoid mistakes that could cost your clients exorbitant sums of money. Protect your clients' pocketbooks and preserve your professional reputation by attending this in-depth overview of construction insurance.

FEB 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Video Webcast / Webinar

Live Webinar: Building Operation & Energy Efficiency

January 19, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

HalfMoon will be presenting a two-day online seminar focusing on Building Operation and Energy Efficiency this February 16th and 17th. On Thursday, discussions include “Identifying Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Major Renovations” followed by “Integration of ‘Energy Modeling’ in the Design of High Performance Buildings.” Friday’s topics are “High Efficiency Building Design Standards” and “Commissioning and Operation of High Performance Buildings.”

February 16-17, 2017
Live Webinar


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