ABC Leadership Institute 2020

September 28, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This year’s Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Leadership Institute will feature an in-person, socially distanced format as well as providing all sessions virtually for those who cannot travel to the event. The conference is comprised of educational sessions and keynote speakers. Educational sessions include topics such as “Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You” and “Communicate, Lead, Succeed.”

November 10th-12th, 2020
In-Person & Virtual Conference
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

AGC WebEd: Keep Your Team Connected: Sharing Virtual RFIs and Construction Documents with Everyone

September 21, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will host a one-hour, online seminar that “will focus on how construction firms can share construction documents, RFI/RFP, etc. in the cloud for all project stakeholders to access.” It’s presented by James Coppinger of ZenTek Consultants: “Mr. Coppinger has over 30 years' experience in the design/build industry, working in estimating, project management, and both architectural/civil design.”

October 7th, 2020
Virtual Seminar (WebEd)

New Date: Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims

September 14, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Construction Project Scheduling and Delay Claims has moved to November 17th. The speakers of this one-day seminar will discuss “the most challenging issues that arise in managing project schedules and delays and will present cutting-edge techniques for documenting, analyzing, and presenting project schedule delay events, providing guidance on how to avoid, negotiate, and resolve these disputes.” The seminar is relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, and Municipal Employees.

November 17, 2020
Hampton Inn & Suites - Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130

ACP Earthquake Resilience Mitigation Webinar

September 7, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) Los Angeles chapter presents a seminar on mitigating earthquake non-structural hazards. The speaker, Glen Granholm, Vice President of Safe-T-Proof, “has been involved in earthquake preparedness for nearly 30 years, including managing mandated retrofit projects and developing bracing strategies for businesses.”

October 6th, 2020
Live Webinar

Save the Date: Construction Defects Seminar

August 31, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day Construction Defects seminar located in Seattle, Washington and Live Webcast has an Early Bird Special if registered by October 1st. Topics to be covered include Construction, Insurance, and Litigation. The seminar is relevant for Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Insurance Professionals, and Municipal Employees.

December 2nd, 2020
Location TBD
Seattle, WA
Live Webcast Available

IRMI Construction Risk [VIRTUAL] Conference

August 24, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) presents this two-day, online conference that features many topics such as The Current State of Subcontractor Default Insurance, Insurance for Faulty Workmanship: The Next Great Innovation for Contractors?, Caulking the Risks and Building Resilience in the Face of Cyber Threats, and Keys to a Successful Builders Risk Claim. The conference is relevant for anyone who designs, sells, buys, or underwrites construction insurance programs. New features include Dynamic speakers and presentations, Live chat and Q&A during sessions, Audience surveys and polling, Sponsor booths with video features and downloadable content, and Interactive activities.

October 19th-20th, 2020
Virtual Conference

Florida Construction Law Seminar

August 17, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 9th annual Construction Law seminar in Florida will cover topics such as Legislative and Court Updates, Building Code Updates, Business Interruption and the Impact of Covid-19, among others. The two-day seminar is relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, and Municipal Employees.

October 13th-14th, 2020
Live Webcast

Government Contracting & Construction Law

August 10, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 9th annual Government Contracting and Construction Law seminar will cover many subjects, including Litigating Construction Cases Under COVID-19, Bankruptcy Considerations for the Construction Industry, and Federal Contracting 101 and Retainage Under the Miller/Little Miller Act. This two-day seminar is relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Insurance Professionals, and Municipal Employees.

October 6th-7th, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn Midtown/Homewood Suites
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Webinar: Disproving the Top Eight Myths about Construction Arbitration

August 3, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar discusses the myths with arbitration including “arbitrators always split the baby”; “there is no discovery in arbitration”; and “arbitration costs as much as litigation.” Attendees will learn how “construction attorneys can enhance their effectiveness by using tools such as dispositive motions, efficient discovery techniques, and selection of construction-savvy arbitrators.”

August 13th, 2020

CLE Bootcamp: Impact of the Pandemic, Protests, Status of the Administration and Economics

July 27, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 19th annual CLE Bootcamp allows attendees to earn many CLE credits “in a unique and entertaining format.” Subjects include Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Insurance Law, and many others. This in-person seminar will also be available via live webcast. It is relevant for attorneys and in-house counsel.

December 8th-9th, 2020
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

NAWIC’s 65th Annual Conference

July 20, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The National Association of Women in Construction will hold their annual conference online for the first time in their sixty-five year history. The conference will include keynote speakers, sessions, panels, and networking opportunities. Jessica Rector and Ally Jencson will be the keynote speakers.

August 12th-14th, 2020
Virtual Conference

Video Arbitration: What to Consider Before Jumping In

July 13, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association presents a webinar on how to deal with virtual arbitration hearings in the era of Covid-19. Panelists include “two litigators who gained their experience in virtual hearings after their in-person hearing in New York City was shut down abruptly due to the pandemic” as well as a “a senior representative from the American Arbitration Association.” The webinar will cover “the legal issues presented by online hearings, applicable arbitral institution rules, and discuss important considerations and best practices for conducting an arbitration hearing remotely.”

August 19th, 2020

The 25th Annual Oregon Construction Law Seminar

July 6, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This annual two-day conference will cover topics such as We Never Stop Learning – Case Law and Statutory Update, Owners are People Too, Demystifying Delays, and more. The conference is relevant for architects, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and government employees. Faculty includes construction lawyers, mediators, judges, and industry professionals.

September 10th-11th, 2020
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St
Two World Trade Center Building
Portland, OR 97204

AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference

June 29, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) presents an event “ to hone in on the most critical safety, health and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction.” This three-day virtual conference will provide “informative presentations, panel discussions and interactive breakouts.” Attendees will have opportunities for Q&A with the speakers and learn about exhibitors.

July 14-16, 2020
Virtual Event

USLAW Network Women’s Connection—Month of Virtual Events

June 22, 2020
Colleen E. Hastie - Traub Lieberman

Please join us, in partnership with USLAW NETWORK, Inc. Women’s Connection, for a complimentary month of virtual events created by women, for women. The event runs from July 1st to July 31st, 2020.

Choose from any number of offered learning and sharing discussions, health and wellness classes, amazing speakers, and social networking opportunities as you wish.

On July 23, 2020, Traub Lieberman partner Colleen E. Hastie, will be presenting the topic “Perceptions of Women in the Claims and Litigation Arena: Are we Debunking the Myths or Feeding into the Sexism.”

July 1st-31st, 2020
Virtual Events

Save the Date: CLFT Construction Law Conference

June 15, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The 34th annual Construction Law Foundation of Texas (CLFT) conference will be March 4th-5th, 2021. The two-day event covers the most recent updates in Construction Law and provides two days of MCLE credit. Audio recordings and course materials are available from the 2020 conference.

March 4th-5th, 2021

2020 CLM Construction Conference

June 8, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Construction Conference “covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry.” The conference includes interactive educational sessions as well as networking opportunities. Topics will include construction defects, construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies.

September 30th-October 2nd, 2020
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

EPA’s TSCA SACC Meeting: Peer Review of the Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

June 1, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ Staff

The EPA announced that they have rescheduled the meeting of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) to June. This four-day meeting will focus on a peer review of the draft risk evaluation for asbestos. Silent-only attendees may register up to the end of the event to receive a webcast link and audio teleconference instructions. Registration by noon on June 2nd is required to speak or comment during the meeting.

June 8th-11th, 2020
Live Webcast Teleconference

Business Interruption Loss – The Battle for Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 25, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Newmeyer Dillion presents a webinar that will “dissect the current insurance landscape to understand current carrier trends, impacts of governmental actions in this arena, and [provide] practical tips companies can use to bring successful claims for business interruption.” Attendees will also be given an opportunity to ask questions during a half-hour Q&A session following the one-hour webinar. The program has also been approved for MCLE credit.

12:00pm-1:00pm PST
May 28th, 2020
Live Webinar

Washington Construction Law Seminar

May 18, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 27th annual Washington Construction Law seminar will feature a special presentation: Federal Construction Law – New Developments, as well as topics such as Construction During the Time of Covid-19, Construction Defect Litigation, Claims Against Design Professionals and much more. Attendees will include architects, attorneys, contractors, engineers, government employees, and municipal employees.

September 22nd-23rd, 2020
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Northwest Insurance Law Seminar

May 11, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar “is designed to provide practitioners and insurance professionals with an update on new developments affecting the insurance industry in the Pacific Northwest.” Topics to be covered include “Emerging Issues in Third-Party Liability Insurance,” “Construction Defect Claims,” “Additional Insured Issues,” and many others.

October 29th-30th, 2020
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St
Two World Trade Center Building
Portland, OR 97204

ENR Future Tech Conference Moved to October

May 4, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

ENR’s Future Tech construction conference has been rescheduled from next month to later this Fall. The three-day conference is suited for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction who wish to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits and safety. The conference includes interactive sessions as well as networking opportunities.

October 14th-16th, 2020
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

April 27, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Presented by ENR in partnership with Peckar & Abramson, the Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) conference has moved its dates from May to August 24th-25th, 2020. The GWIC conference will include keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, exhibits, and receptions. Topics to include Why Women’s Board Voices Matter, Women Supporting Women, Surviving and Thriving in Construction, and many others.

August 24th-25th, 2020
Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Upcoming Seminar Updates

April 20, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several upcoming seminars have been rescheduled or canceled.

The 10th Annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation seminar previously scheduled for May 8th, has been rescheduled to September 11th. The seminar will remain at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, Washington.

As previously reported, the 27th West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar previously scheduled for May 14th and 15th has been canceled. A detailed handout with helpful information will be emailed in its stead.

The ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting that was to take place April 22nd-24th has been postponed. New dates will be released soon. They are also working to offer live streaming remote attendance for those that cannot travel.


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