Construction General Counsel Talk About A Tipping Point of Risk

November 21, 2022

ConsensusDocs’ Coalition Executive Director Brian Perlberg will be moderating a panel of construction general counsel at this year’s Construction Superconference. This session will provide practical information and describe real-world scenarios in which builders are increasingly getting stuck with design liability, even in design-bid-build projects.

The session “Designing a Way to Manage Design, Supply, and Subcontractor Risk as GCs Face a Tipping Point of Risk” will feature prominent general counsel from leading construction companies. Speakers include Ryan Lamb from Weitz, Matt Sanchez from Jaynes Corporation, and Steve Cvitanovic from Build Group. These experienced in-house attorneys will explain why some top-75 ENR general contractors have left the design-build market due to unreasonable contracts as well as contract administrative maneuvering that can amount to death by 10,000 cuts. The panel will also share insights on how defective construction from stretched trade partners and supply chain delays continue to wreak havoc in today’s challenging construction market.

Construction Superconference
December 6th-8th, 2022
MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

The NAHB IBS 2023

November 15, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

This three-day “event hosts networking, learning and discovery opportunities through: Product launches, Education sessions and Home builder trends.” The educational aspect of the show includes sessions, workshops and demos. The exhibition showcases hundreds of new products each year. The IBS also includes many networking opportunities.

January 31st-February 2nd, 2023
The Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2023 DRI Construction Law Seminar

November 7, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The DRI Construction Law Seminar will cover topics such as “Effective management of multi-party, complex construction litigation,” “Charging a Jury and when to engage appellate counsel,” and “How to harness psychology to achieve favorable litigation outcomes.” Several networking opportunities will be provided including meeting with Construction Law committee members, networking happy hours, dine-arounds, and newly designated networking sessions.

January 23rd-25th, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada

Construction Project Management in Uncertain Times: Legal and Procedural Issues

November 1, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar presented by the Seminar Group “will cover key concepts relevant to the construction industry, understanding of who the key players are, various delivery methods, risk management, disputes and claims, supply chain issues and key scheduling concepts and best practices in dealing with delays.” Participants will also have opportunities “to network with the panelists and other professionals in the industry.”

January 20th, 2023
Virtual & In Person Event
Location TBD
Los Angeles, CA

ABC Convention 2023

October 24, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) annual convention comes to Orlando next March. This three-day event “is the place for contractors to find content designed to improve their businesses and bottom lines. Plus, enjoy the celebrations and networking opportunities that ABC members value and look forward to each year, from the National Craft Championships and the Construction Management Competition to the National Excellence in Construction® Awards.”

March 15th-17th, 2022
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746

ABA Forum on Construction Law: Must Know Provisions of Industry Form Construction Contracts

October 17, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day event will be offered in four different U.S. locations. The seminar “presents a unique opportunity for both new and seasoned construction lawyers, as well as other construction industry participants, to learn the key aspects of the most commonly used form construction contracts and how those provisions affect design professionals, owners, contractors, and subcontractors.” It’s relevant “for transactional attorneys, construction litigators, and anyone who administers construction contracts—all of whom can benefit from learning more about critical construction contract terms, regardless of their experience level.”

December 2nd, 2022
Dallas, TX
Indianapolis, IN
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC

ASCE 2022 Convention

October 10, 2022
The American Society of Civil Engineers

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Convention kicks off in just under three weeks at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, October 23-26! As we approach the one-year anniversary celebrating passage of the $1.2 trillion federal bipartisan infrastructure law, civil engineers from across the country and around the globe will convene at ASCE's flagship event for inspiring presentations on emerging technologies and how the law will impact the nation. Other topics to be explored through convention presentations include highlights of significant projects; natural and man-made disasters and how to mitigate their effects through codes and standards; state of the industry and profession; and multi-disciplinary technical issues, best practices, and innovations.

October 23rd-26th, 2022
Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, California 92802

Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar

October 3, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar “will address ethical considerations in a complicated defense, recent case law and legislative updates, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, use of bonds, and Additional Insured endorsements.” It’s relevant for attorneys, contractors, and insurance professionals and “is important for anyone who is involved in or services the construction industry.”

January 18th-19th, 2023
In Person & Virtual Event
Location TBD
Los Angeles, California

Construction Defect Litigation Seminar

September 26, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

As the construction industry moves into more sustainable building practices, “architects, contractors, building owner and their insurers need to be conscious of the extra considerations that accompany use of new products and practices and may lead to construction and design defect claims.” This one-day seminar “will focus on strategies and tactics employed to address and avoid construction defect problems.” A few of the topics to be discussed include Delay Claims, Condominium Claims, and Insurance Issues.

December 13th, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
1821 Boren Ave
Seattle WA, 98101

Construction Law in Florida Seminar

September 18, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees of this two-day seminar “will learn about industry trends, including what to avoid and what to embrace.” A few of the topics to be covered include “Legislative and Court Updates,” “The New Normal – What’s Happening in Courts,” and “Condominium Law after the Champlain Towers Collapse.” The event will be offered in person and as a live webinar.

October 20th-21st, 2022
In-Person and Virtual Event
Location TBD
Miami, FL

40th Annual CMAA Conference

September 12, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This three-day Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) seminar “will feature unmatched educational programming, solution and technology providers, invaluable connections and networking, and recognition of the projects and people that help define the construction management industry.” Learning sessions will include topics such as best practices and lessons learned from projects and programs, developing a diverse and equitable workforce, key issues facing the industry, environmental impacts, innovative solutions, and industry trends.

October 9th-11th, 2022
San Diego Marriot Marquis
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2022 Fall Meeting

September 5, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The next American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law theme is Building the Next Generation: Learning from the Past. Participants can choose to attend in person or virtually. A few of the topics that will be explored include the following: “Hearing from Forum leaders about what they 'wish they knew then and what they know now' about substantive law, procedure, and business development. Learning about industry experience with design-build project delivery and gaining insights about achieving positive outcomes for all members of the project team. Getting the low-down from successful trial lawyers about how emerging litigators can acquire meaningful trial experience.”

September 28th-30th, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

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CFMA Risk Management Seminar

August 29, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-hour event presented by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) will teach attendees “how to manage the leading risks of construction contracts, owner controlled insurance programs (OCIPs), and jobsite and contract risk, as well as how to lower insurance costs and increase profitability.” The program is intermediate level, and participants will need a “basic understanding of insurance products, surety requirements, and contract risks in the construction project process as well as at least three years of experience in construction financial management is recommended.” It’s relevant for CFOs, controllers, risk managers, and CPAs who provide services to construction clients and insurance agents and brokers.

September 14th, 2022
Virtual Event

Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Announces 90+ World-Class Exhibitors to Showcase Furnishings, Flooring, Technology & More

August 22, 2022
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

Long Beach, CA (July 14, 2022) -- Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest and leading shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns to the Long Beach Convention Center, September 27-29, featuring world-class exhibitors. Encompassing nearly 10,000 square feet, the Expo Hall boasts 90+ top manufacturers showcasing exciting new product launches and solutions in the healthcare industry. The 2022 edition will feature game-changing offerings and services from both leading and emerging brands and provide attendees with unparalleled access to the latest solutions in healthcare design.

September 27th-29th, 2022
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Chris Collier to Speak at Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference

August 15, 2022
S. Christopher Collier - Lewis Brisbois

Atlanta, Ga. (August 9, 2022) – Atlanta Partner S. Christopher Collier will speak at the upcoming Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference, hosted at The Charleston Place Hotel on September 15 at 1:45 p.m. ET.

In an informative 45-minute panel titled “Changing Plaintiff Demographics, Exposure Profiles and Coverage Issues Associated with Late Exposure Claims,” Mr. Collier and his co-panelists will discuss novel plaintiff demographics and exposure profiles, managing and communicating insurance coverage exhaustion, and the evolution of insurance policy asbestos exclusions.

September 14th-15th, 2022
The Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Mr. Collier may be contacted at

Greenbuild International Conference + Expo

August 7, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

On its 20th anniversary, the event will celebrate “with an expanded take on what it means to build green and” will explore “the history of the green building movement.” This three-day conference is relevant for architects, consultants, sustainability managers, designers, engineers, educators, real estate agents and builders in the green building industry.

November 1st-3rd, 2022
Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

IRMI Construction Risk Conference

August 3, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The International Risk Management Institute’s (IRMI) Construction Risk Conference will be returning this fall to Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees will “experience top-tier speakers, focused construction risk and insurance content, and innovative ideas for contractor insurance programs.” The Gary E. Bird Horizon Award, Bill McIntyre Leadership Award, and the Words of Wisdom Award will be presented during the conference. The event is relevant for Contractors and Subcontractors, Project Owners, Architects and Engineers, Insurance Companies, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Consultants, Attorneys, and Independent Adjusters.

November 13th-16th, 2022
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Construction Law in Georgia

July 25, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day event produced by The Seminar Group “will discuss the prosecution and defense of construction related claims, how to protect the rights of your client, and your company’s right to receive payment.” Attendees will “hear from attorneys and other professionals regarding recent trends and issues facing the construction industry.” Examples of topics to be covered include Lien Law and Waiver Consideration, Key Concepts and Issues in Drafting and Negotiating Construction Agreements, and How to Successfully Prosecute a Construction Claim.

October 11th, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
Location TBD

27th Annual Oregon Construction Law Seminar

July 18, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Participants of this seminar may choose between attending in person or through a live webinar. The two-day seminar will cover topics such as recent court decisions and legislative changes, delay claims, and key contract clauses for managing inflation and price volatility, among many others. The faculty includes “Oregon’s top construction lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals” and they “will cover the latest developments and issues.”

September 22nd-23rd, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown
506 SW Washington St
Portland OR, 97204

Greenbuild @ Home: Sustainable Residences

July 11, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day webinar “is an all-new, interactive, insightful, and FREE way for you to build your sustainability knowledge and community around tactical building elements that will better equip residential construction professionals to incorporate sustainability into every project.” Attendees will have “dynamic opportunities to connect with other professionals through break-out sessions and informal discussion groups.”

July 21st, 2022
Virtual Event

29th Annual Washington Construction Law Seminar

July 3, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Attendees may participate in this two-day seminar either in person or through a live webinar. The event will cover “recent developments in Washington and Federal case law, statutes and regulations,” and “how to protect the rights of your clients when dealing with public contracts, cutting edge contracting delivery methods, insurance, and bankruptcy.” It will also discuss “strategies and tactics can help you settle your disputes through Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR).”

September 15th-16th, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
Hilton Seattle
1301 6th Avenue
Seattle WA, 98101-2304

6th Annual Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar

June 27, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar, offered both in person or through a live webinar, will cover “ethical considerations in a complicated defense, recent case law and legislative updates, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, use of bonds, and Additional Insured endorsements.” The event is relevant for attorneys, contractors, and insurance professionals servicing the construction industry.

August 25th-26th, 2022
Virtual & In Person Event
Hampton Inn & Suites - Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th Street
Miami FL, 33130

ABA Forum on Construction Law: The Art of Negotiation

June 20, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association Forum presents its first Summer Conference. The seminar will “delve into the psychology, strategy, and persuasive techniques” attendees “need to successfully negotiate an acceptable outcome.” Participants will learn about “the dynamics impacting” their “client's decision-making so” they “can formulate a winning negotiation strategy.”

July 27th-28th, 2022
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort
111 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451

Chris Collier to Speak at Perrin Asbestos Litigation Trends & Trial Overview Virtual Conference

June 13, 2022
S. Christopher Collier - Lewis Brisbois

Atlanta, Ga. (June 6, 2022) – Atlanta Partner S. Christopher Collier will speak at the upcoming Perrin "Asbestos Litigation Trends & Trial Overview" virtual conference on June 22.

In an informative 45-minute session at 2:00 p.m. ET titled “Lung Cancer Update,” Mr. Collier and his co-panelists will provide a review of recent lung cancer filing trends, including where they are happening and for how much. They will also discuss the Federal Employees' Liabilities Act (FELA) and Jones Act, and how lung cancer cases are different from mesothelioma cases. CLE credits are available.

Lewis Brisbois is a proud sponsor of this event.

June 22nd, 2022
Virtual Event

Mr. Collier may be contacted at


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