Construction Defect Seminars

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

RPPTL’s Construction Law Institute Seminar

January 13, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This March, the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (RPPTL) will be presenting the next Construction Law Institute program at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes hotel.

March 16th-18th, 2017
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32837
(407) 206-2300

NASP 2017 Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference

January 5, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The theme for this year’s Subrogation Litigation seminar is “Construction, Repair and Maintenance Litigation.” The seminar includes construction-related subrogation sessions that offer twenty courses as well as keynote speeches by distinguished members of NASP. The seminar will be particularly useful for attendees who handle property files, work comp claims, or heavy vehicle losses.

April 27-28, 2017
Omni Mentelucia Resort
4949 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

DRI Construction Law Seminar

December 21, 2016
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Voice of the Defense Bar’s Construction Law Seminar comes to Las Vegas in March of the next year. Attendees are “construction industry professionals—from experienced attorneys, to risk managers, to executives and construction industry professionals.” Topics to be covered include construction law, risk management, insurance coverage, and industry trends.

March 2nd-3rd, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Lorman’s Implied Obligations in Construction Contracts Live Webinar

December 15, 2016
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Lorman presents a seminar on the topic, “Obligations in Construction Contracts” next month. The live webinar will cover the “Origins of Implied Contract Obligations,” “Implied Contract Obligations,” and “Modifying Implied Obligations.” Scott Cahalan, a Partner of the Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP firm, is the faculty for the event.

January, 5th, 2017
Live Webinar

NBI’s Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues Seminar

December 8, 2016
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute presents a one-day seminar that focuses on how to handle construction project legal issues with confidence: “Seemingly small construction project issues can have large legal repercussions if not handled properly. It takes a skilled practitioner to navigate these matters in a way that maintains relationships and keeps projects on track. This comprehensive guide to troubleshooting construction project issues provides the information you need to find solutions for problems before they escalate into expensive legal battles. Help construction industry clients mitigate the chances for lawsuits and preserve professional reputations - register today!”

December 15, 2016
Pan American Conference and Media Center
601 Poydras Street, 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

ASCDC & CDCMA 2016 Construction Defect Seminar and Holiday Reception

November 29, 2016
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) and the Construction Defect Claim Managers Association (CDCMA) presents the annual Construction Defect Seminar and Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 1st. Topics include “The Never Ending Battle over Defense Fees and Costs” and “When Bad Construction Happens to Good Design.” A holiday reception honoring Orange County Judiciary will immediately follow the seminar.

December 1st, 2016
Hilton Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Construction SuperConference

November 23, 2016
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The 31st annual Construction SuperConference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in a couple of weeks. According to their website, the conference is for “mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.”

December 5th – 7th, 2016
The Encore at Wynn
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109


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