CLFT 34th Annual Construction Law Conference

January 18, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar is sponsored by The Construction Law Foundation of Texas (CLFT) and The Construction Law Section, in cooperation with the Texas Institute of CLE. Topics to be covered include Come on In, The Water’s Fine: Vouching in to Construction Disputes, No Partnership by Ambush – An Overview of Transactional Entities in Construction and Commercial Agreements, And If You Build On It, You Buy It. The conference will be accessible through Zoom or a similar, interactive platform. Attendees will have opportunities for questions and comments to the presenters.

March 4th-5th, 2021
Virtual Conference

Suzanne Mulvihill on Panel for ALFA International’s Virtual Seminar on Commercial Lease Disputes on February 17, 2021

January 11, 2021
Suzanne A. Mulvihill - Haight Brown & Bonesteel

Partner Suzanne Mulvihill is a panelist during ALFA International’s Virtual Regional Seminar on Commercial Lease Disputes. The webinar is being presented by the Business Litigation Practice Group on February 17, 2021.

Topics include:

  • Interactive discussion of how courts treat commercial lease disputes in the era of COVID-19;
  • Lease disputes arising because of COVID-19; and
  • Lease drafting and negotiation best practices to avoid and/or mitigate potential disputes

February 17th, 2021
Virtual Event

Ms. Mulvihill may be contacted at

AI in AEC Conference 2021

January 4, 2021
Aarni Heiskanen - AEC Business

Artificial Intelligence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction is a virtual two-day conference taking place on March 24-25, 2021. The program is published, and early bird registration is open until January 15, 2021.

The seed for this conference was planted with the preparation of the IABSE AI Workshop 2020. The high international interest towards the 2020 event showed that AEC industry has clear lack of this kind of global conference. Our industry is now ready to take the next step in AI deployment and move from building the foundation towards creating the value from data and AI.

March 24th-25th, 2021
Virtual Conference

Mr. Heiskanen may be contacted at

ABC Convention 2021

December 29, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) hosts their annual convention in Texas next year. The ABC Convention 2021 features its signature programs including the Construction Management Competition, National Craft Championships and the National Excellence in Construction® Awards. The convention will begin with positive words from inspirational speaker Jon Dorenbos.

March 9th-11th, 2021
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

AGC WebEd: The Construction Regulatory Road Ahead

December 21, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will discuss recent regulatory trends as well as what to expect in the future. It will also answer a series of important questions: “So how do regulations end up where they do? Who determines the final requirements? What has been the regulatory trends during the Trump Administration? What can the construction industry expect from the Biden Administration? How soon can we expect those regulations to take effect?” The seminar will be led by a panel of AGC of America regulation experts.

January 19th, 2021
Live Webinar

Government Contracting & Construction Law

December 14, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The date of the 9th annual Government Contracting & Construction Law seminar has been moved to March 23rd and 24th. A few of the many topics to be covered include Construction Defect Evaluation, Insurance in the Construction Industry, and Litigating Construction Cases Under COVID-19. The two-day seminar is relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Insurance Professionals, and Municipal Employees.

March 23rd-24th, 2020
In Person Location TBD in Atlanta, GA
Also Live Webcast

ABA Seminar: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You and Your Client: Scheduling for Construction Attorneys, Part I

December 7, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This first part of a two part series will focus on “basic scheduling terms and techniques so that you can understand the scheduling terminology and effectively communicate with your expert.” The following questions will be answered: What type of contract scheduling clauses work and what don’t? Should the schedule be resource and cost loaded? Who owns the float? What happens when a contractor submits an early completion schedule? What should you look for in a schedule update?

December 15th, 2020

PLI Building Better Construction Contracts 2020

November 30, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) presents a one-day seminar focusing on how to build construction contracts. A few of the many topics to be covered include Analysis of recent case law on force majeure, Review of Covid-19 related cost and impact claims, and Thinking ahead about mediation, arbitration, or litigation. The seminar is appropriate for “Practitioners, in-house counsel and finance professionals who draft, review, litigate, or otherwise advise on construction contract matters.”

December 11th, 2020
Live Webinar

AGC WebEd: 2021 Construction Economic Look Ahead

November 23, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-hour webinar presented by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will cover the following topics:

  • Trends in Construction activity across the Country.
  • Which states are recovering and which are not.
  • What sectors and verticals have been impact`ed most.
  • Deep Dive into the key metro area activity.
  • What this means for 2021.

December 3rd, 2020

2021 Construction Safety & Health Virtual Conference

November 16, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) annual Construction Safety & Health Conference “provides educational options for attendees through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions” and will cover these topics: Managing safety & health requirements and risk, Factoring safety & health concerns into phases of a project, and Expanding your knowledge and skills. Attendees will include Safety Directors, EHS Directors, Site Safety & Health Officers, Risk & Loss Control Managers, Attorneys, Safety Consultants, among others.

January 13th-15th, 2021
Virtual Conference

From Surviving to Thriving: SafetyCulture Virtual Summit 2020

November 9, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This free, global summit features speakers with diverse experiences and from various industries who will speak on “critical safety challenges” including Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, Erin Brockovich, John McAvoy, Captain Scott Kelley, and Craig Tiley. Topics include 208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons, Superman's Not Coming – So What, From Iron Bars to Iron Man, The Sky Is Not the Limit, and The Art of Risk in Sport and Entertainment.

November 18th, 2020
Live Virtual Event

Forum D & I Brunch: Access and Opportunity -Why the Construction Industry Needs Diversity to Survive and Thrive

November 2, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) presents a webinar on the need for diversity and inclusion in the construction industry: “Now, more than ever, the need for authentic and broad corporate diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives is apparent to companies across industry and geography.” This ABA seminar will cover “the barriers to diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, the steps to create opportunity and access, and why increasing the number of minority owned construction companies and skilled workers is critical to address shortages in the industry.” The one-day webinar will be conducted by Jennifer Todd, Founder & President of LMS General Contractors and Cathy Altman, Chair of Construction at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP.

November 19th, 2020
Live Webinar

Protecting Your Clients Against Construction Defect Claims

October 26, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day seminar will cover the following topics: Update in Building Products, LEED and other Certifications; High-Efficiency HVAC; Cost Impacts; Federal, State and Local Funding Programs; Designer/Engineer Standard of Care; Engineering Practicalities; and Environmental Impact Studies. It is relevant for Architects, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Insurance Professionals, and Municipal Employees.

December 2nd, 2020
Live Webcast

NAHB 2021 Builders’ Show Goes Virtual

October 19, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 8th annual Design & Construction Week featuring NAHB’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will take place virtually this February. Previously scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, the “new all-virtual DCW 2021 will still take place the week of Feb. 8 with extended programming.” NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke stated, ““We have plenty of great virtual educational programs, innovative products, services and workshops on tap, and we are very excited about the 2021 show. It’s an opportunity to set a precedent for the industry by producing a dynamic virtual trade show, and we look forward to a very successful Design & Construction Week.” In 2022, the Design & Construction Week will be an in-person event in Orlando.

February 9th-11th, 2021
Virtual Event

Building Results: A Panel for Law Students interested in Dispute Resolution and Construction Law

October 12, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day American Bar Association (ABA) seminar will consist of “a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law.” The ABA’s Forum on Construction Law’s Division 1 (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) will comprise the panel that will “discuss why ADR and form contracts are so common in construction law, the general characteristics of construction litigation and arbitration, and other typical dispute avoidance forms in construction law, such as DRBs.” After the panel is concluded, law students and recent graduates will “be placed in virtual networking ‘breakout rooms’ to meet the panelists, fellow construction lawyers, and other law students with similar interests.”

October 20th, 2020
Live Webinar

Virginia CLE Annual Construction Law and Public Contracts Seminar

October 5, 2020
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 41st annual Construction Law and Public Contracts Seminar will be held virtually this year for the first time, but it will still provide live-interactive credit. Attending the “full seminar (both days combined)” provides “a full year’s worth of CLE credit for Virginia attorneys.” The four-decade old seminar is relevant for lawyers and industry representatives with a stake in construction law or public contracts matters. Attendees may register for one or both days.

November 6th, 2020
Live Webcast
Live Telephone

December 4th, 2020
Live Webcast
Live Telephone

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


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