Construction Defect Seminars

West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

February 15, 2018
Meg Scane – CDJ Staff

The 25th 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. Over 1600 people attend each year from the legal, insurance, builder, contractor, and subcontractor industries as well as others.

May 16-18, 2018
Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Construction Contract Webinar

February 7, 2018
Laura Parsons - CDJ STAFF

Lorman Live Webinar: Implied Obligations in Construction Contracts “will help those who frequently or infrequently negotiate, administer, and manage construction contracts identify, analyze, and apply some of the more commonly recognized implied contract obligations to better protect their rights, avoid liabilities, and resolve disputes.” Topics include origins of implied contract obligations, implied contract obligations, and modifying implied obligations.

February 20, 2018
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Live Webinar

Keith Bremer will be speaking at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 57th Annual Seminar

January 31, 2018
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP

“Keith G. Bremer will be attending the 57th annual Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Conference/Seminar. This year’s event is set to take place on February 8-9, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Keith G. Bremer will be a featured speaker on February 8, addressing the issue of “How to Win at Mediation”. Keith will be joined on the dais by panel members: Eric Traut (Plaintiff's counsel perspective); Peter Searle (renowned mediator); as well as Honorable Teresa Sanchez Gordon, Retired; and the Honorable Helen Bendix.”

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
JW Marriott LA Live
Los Angeles, California
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Construction Contract Workshop

January 24, 2018
Margaret Scane - CDJ STAFF

This seminar offers continuing education credits for engineers, contractors, and architects. Topics of interest include, “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”.

February 15th, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
500 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701

Live Webinar January 17th

January 10, 2018
Meg Scane – CDJ STAFF

Earn AIA, CLE, ENG, and ICC credits by attending this live webinar which, “is designed for engineers, architects, construction and project managers, contractors, subcontractors, presidents, vice presidents, construction professionals and attorneys.” The webinar covers the following topics: “The Role of the Parties to a Construction Project: Initial Responsibilities to or For the Plans and Specifications, The Pre-Bid, Bid or Negotiation Process, Contractual and Implied Liabilities Surrounding the Plans and Specifications, and Documenting Your Claims or Defenses”

January 17th, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm EST

Live Webinar

Half Moon Seminar: California Residential Code

January 5, 2018
Meg Scane – CDJ Staff

Presented by Suzanne Kusikm, PE, CBO this will cover recent code amendments and future developments. “This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 non-credit continuing education hours to architects (HSW) and 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in California.” This California Residential Code seminar, “also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.”

January 30th, 2018
Courtyard Mission Valley Hotel Circle
595 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108

Behind the Curtain: What Every Contractor, Subcontractor and Their Counsel Needs to Know

December 20, 2017
Lori Ann Lange - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

January 17-19, 2018
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33908

Lorman Seminar: Ethics of Electronic Discovery and Forensics: Don’t Let Your Evidence Be Disqualified

December 1, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This one-day live webinar “will delve into the rules that govern the identification, preservation, collection and presentation of electronic evidence, with a specific focus on the ethical rules governing such activities.” Topics include Common Types of Electronic Evidence and Sources of Electronic Evidence, Ethical Boundaries for Identifying and Gathering Electronic Evidence, Preservation of Electronic Evidence, and many more.

December 5th, 2017
Live Webinar

HalfMoon Seminar: 2015 International Residential Code

November 15, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar presented by HalfMoon Education Services, will cover the following topics: Developing and Enforecement of Internation Residential Code, Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10), Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11), and Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems. The seminar will be taught by Jared Agee, MCP, CBO, Director of Building and Code Enforcement for St. Charles County, Missouri.

December 20th, 2017
Holiday Inn Forest Park
5915 Wilson Avenue
St Louis, MO 63110

Lorman Live Webinar: Basic Principles of Construction Insurance

November 8, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This seminar will address excessive insurance policies, builders’ risk insurance, and errors and omissions (aka professional liability) policies for design professionals and typical exemptions. After attending this one-day webinar, participants will be able to describe design liability, identify comprehensive general liability, discuss builder’s risk, and review exclusions typically involved in construction claims.

November 16th, 2017
Live Webinar

DRI’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

November 2, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Voice of the Defense Bar is presenting an educational event for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in insurance coverage. Attendees will be able to engage with insurance industry leaders, experts, and coverage lawyers on emerging issues, recent court rulings, national trends, and the future of insurance coverage law. The seminar will also feature networking events.

December 7th-8th, 2017
Sheraton New York Times Square
811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

HB Litigation Conferences’ Hurricane Claims Forum

October 26, 2017
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This one-day seminar is available through webcast or in person. Topics include The Scope of Loss, Homeowner Claims, The Claims Adjustment Process, and Commercial Claims. There will also be a welcome reception the evening before the conference at the Ritz-Carlton Citrus Gardens. The seminar’s agenda attracts insurance companies, reinsurers, insurance coverage counsel, policyholder counsel, and those providing various services to the insurance and legal industry.

November 3rd, 2017
Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida

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


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