Construction Defect Seminars

AGC’s 2018 Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference

October 19, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) annual Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference returns this January. Attendees include the sureties, bond producers, insurance carriers, insurance brokers, lawyers and other professionals. Events will include four plenary sessions, twenty breakout sessions, two receptions, and one luncheon.

January 29th-31st, 2018
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
2600 Tiburon Dr
Naples, FL 34109

NBI’s Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z

October 11, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute (NBI) will be hosting another Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z seminar this December in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Topics covered will include “Anatomy of a Defect: What it is and the Rules That Apply,” “Indemnity Provisions: Is the Subcontractor Responsible?” and “Case Law Updates: Rulings That Affect Your World.”

December 18th, 2017
Hyatt Place Baton Rouge
6080 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Kiewit’s Women’s Construction Leadership Seminar

September 28, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This two-day seminar is a seminar for collegiate women who are interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants will gain hands-on experience and industry knowledge. Kiewit will begin accepting applications in October for their January 2018 seminar.

January 23rd-24th, 2018
Training Center
Denver, Colorado

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

September 20, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Former President Bill Clinton will be giving a keynote address at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The conference attracts Architects, Builders/Contractors, Building Owners, Code Officials, Developers, Educators/Schools, Engineers, Financial Service Providers, and more. Exhibiters include over 600 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology fields. The conference features education programs, a master series, plenaries, workshops, tours, and summits.

November 8th-10th, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Live Webinar: Construction Defect Claims: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

September 14, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This Lorman one-day live webinar will be taught by faculty Jason J. Quintero of Carlton Fields and Mark A. Smith of Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller, P.A. Topics will include an Overview – Build it and the Lawyers Will Come, Identification and Evaluation – Inspection and Analysis, Notice and Timing – Time Isn’t on Your Side, Claims – Covering your Bases, Insurance – Here to Help?, and will conclude with An Ounce of Prevention, but Don’t Forget your Aspirin.

October 27th, 2017
1:00-2:30 pm
Lorman Live Webinar

Free Hurricane Harvey Primer Open to All

September 7, 2017
Tred R. Eyerly - Insurance Law Hawaii

The ABA's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and the Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness will join forces to present a roundtable to address needs created by Hurricane Harvey:

Weathering the Post-Storm Insurance Claims Process
Presented by: Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern

The roundtable program will serve as a primer for legal aid attorneys and others on the insurance claims process for windstorm and flood claims. The speakers will provide a high level overview of best practices and next steps in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Speakers will include Amy Bach and Dan Wade of United Policyholders, William Hoover, Property Claims Director for Nationwide, and Ernest B. Abbott, former general counsel of FEMA.

Mr. Eyerly may be contacted at

2017 White and Williams Coverage College

August 30, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This year is the eleventh annual White and Williams Coverage College, which “provides an opportunity for insurance claims professionals to engage in a rigorous study of a diverse insurance coverage curriculum.” This one-day seminar features general sessions and master classes, including an afternoon discussion on “Ali’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance.” There will also be a cocktail reception and a chance to win $25,000 on a golf putting green.

October 26th, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

DRI’s Defense Lawyer Asbestos Symposium

August 24, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Voice of the Defense Bar’s new program is limited to asbestos defense counsel, their staff, and their clients. The seminar will address 2017 National Asbestos Trends, Bringing the Asbestos Trusts into the Litigation more Frequently, OSHA and the Role of the Employer as the Empty Chair, and the Importance of the Plaintiff Deposition.

November 1st, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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


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