Negotiating Project Labor Agreements: Key Terms for Managing Costs, Limiting Risks

November 6, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

Attorney Wally Zimolong is the faculty for this one-day live, CLE webinar that provides construction practitioners with practical insight into drafting project labor agreements (PLAs). The panelist will discuss key contract provisions for owners, contractors and labor providers and best practices for avoiding pitfalls in their use in public and private construction projects, including what a municipality and a union can legally do through a PLA and what is not legal under a PLA.

Live Webinar
November 29th, 2018

ABA Conference: Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending

October 30, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This American Bar Association (ABA) 2019 meeting will include a series of plenary sessions and workshops as well as networking opportunities. Topics will include Back to the Future: Economic Outlook & Challenges in Construction; The Subcontracting Game: From Flirting with Disaster to
Happy Marriages on Public Projects; Creative Collateral Claims Against Public Entities
and their Agents and many others.

January 30th – February 1st, 2019
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

State Bar of Texas’s Annual Construction Law Conference

October 23, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The 32nd annual State Bar of Texas Annual Construction Law Conference returns to San Antonio next spring. Topics include Case Law, Insurance Law and Legislative Updates; Notice Anything? Is My $50 Million Dollar Damage Claim Really Barred Because I Failed to Send the Contractually Required Notice within Seven Days?; Trial Demonstration: Zachry v. Port of Houston Opening Statement; Ethical Issues for Lawyers in the Cloud including Cyber Risks (Ethics Credit) (Thursday Lunch Session); OCIP or CCIP; Exclusive Remedy; Election of Remedies, and many others.

February 28th & March 1st 2019 (Golf Tournament February 27th)
The La Cantera Resort & Spa
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78256

39th Annual Construction Law and Public Contracts Seminar

October 16, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This two-day seminar will include networking opportunities with colleagues, judges, and construction industry professionals, as well as review and analysis of significant federal and state decisions and legislative changes. Attendees will receive a year’s worth of Virginia MCLE credit, including two hours of ethics. Topics will include design-build issues, mechanic’s liens, delay and loss of productivity evidence, pass-through claims, environmental considerations, judicial perspectives of a construction case, and navigating the confusing world of licensing.

November 2nd & 3rd, 2018
Boar's Head Resort
200 Ednam Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22903

NBI Seminar: Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers

October 9, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute (NBI) presents a one-day seminar for attorneys, architects, construction professionals, engineers, insurance professionals, real estate developers, and paralegals. The course will cover the following topics: Cutting-Edge Negotiation Tactics to Overcome Obstacles in Construction Contracts, Payment Problems with Change Orders and Extra Work, Tough Delay Challenges, Indemnification Disputes and Additional Insured Pitfalls, Construction Defect Dilemmas with CGL Coverage, Battles Over Damages: Negotiating Solutions, and Ethics Considerations for Construction Attorneys.

November 9th, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Airport
801 S. Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Additive Manufacturing in Construction: Impacts and Emerging Issues

October 2, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The American Bar Association presents a one-day webinar that covers addictive manufacturing’s potential for new design freedoms, greater building complexities, and enhanced efficiencies. Furthermore, the “presentation discusses the advancing technology and new uses for AM in construction, as well as the emerging legal issues for the industry.”

October 11th, 2018

DRI Seminar: Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium

September 25, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This Defense Research Institute (DRI) one-day seminar will cover the latest trends in case filings, where the talc cases have gone and where they are going, how to prepare and defend your PMK, and how to make the best of asbestos trusts. Moderators of the defense-only seminar include Edward P. Abbot, Albert H. Parnell, and R. Thomas Radcliffe, Jr.

November 7th, 2018
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Professor, CLM Litigation Management Institute (LMI) - Fundamentals of Risk Transfer

September 18, 2018
Michael J. Leahy – Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Professor at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Litigation Management Institute (LMI) speaking on the topic, “Fundamentals of Risk Transfer.” Hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago, LMI is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation management.

October 20th, 2018
Loyola Law School in Chicago
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Mr. Leahy may be contacted at

ABA Seminar: Infrastructure from the Ground Up: Civil Works Projects for Lawyers

September 10, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This one-day Forum on Construction Law presented by the American Bar Association is a “one-of-a-kind program” that “provides a unique opportunity for both new and seasoned construction lawyers, as well as other construction industry participants, to gain a fundamental understanding of the key engineering and construction issues that govern major civil works projects or “horizontal” construction.”

Bechtel Conference Center*
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

*Seminar will be held simultaneously in Atlanta, GE, Columbus, OH, and Washington, D.C.

Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues

September 5, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The National Business Institute (NBI) will host a seminar on how to best deal with construction project legal issues. The one-day course is suited to Attorneys, Construction Contractors and Subcontractors, Real Estate Developers, Architects, Engineers, and Paralegals. Topics will include Construction Contracts: What Every Attorney and Contractor Should Know; Delays, Acceleration and Stopped Work: Proving or Disproving Liability and Calculating Damages; Indemnity and Other Risk Transfer Clauses: Are You Picking Up the Other Guy's Tab?; Construction Bids; Mechanics' Liens and Surety Bonds: Essential Strategies; Ensuring Proper Insurance Coverage; Construction Case Law and Legislative Updates; and Ethical Considerations.

December 18th, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown
462 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Building Envelope Performance: Increasing Value with Green Infrastructure

August 29, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day HalfMoon Educational seminar will focus on Green Infrastructure Practices for the Building Envelope. Topics covered include Monetizing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure for the Building Envelope; The Reversal of All Gains: Failures and Remediation; The Social and Human Element; and Proving Asset Value Gains.

September 20th, 2018
Embassy Suites - Galleria
2815 Akers Mill Road SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

AGC Construction Environmental Conference

August 21, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) 10th annual Construction Environmental Conference will cover “the most critical environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction – in the building, highway and transportation, and utility infrastructure markets.” The conference will have a blend of plenary and breakout sessions to educate attendees.

September 12th-13th, 2018
Doubletree By Hilton
300 Army Navy Drive
Crystal City, VA 22202

NBI Construction Law: Ultimate Bootcamp Seminar

August 8, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Attendees of this one-day seminar presented by the National Business Institute will learn the following: how to avoid future disputes by drafting and negotiating effective construction contracts; Disentangle construction project indemnity and insurance issues; Understand how to deal with unsatisfactory plans and specifications; Discover reasonable strategies for handling unavoidable disputes that may cause changes or delays; and Examine methods for approaching various payment issues associated with construction projects.

November 14th, 2018
Video Webcast

Insurance in the Construction Industry Seminar

July 31, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This second annual seminar focuses on the following topics: ethical considerations in choosing counsel, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, Additional Insured endorsements, and effective mediation strategies. Attendees include attorneys, contractors, and insurance professionals.

August 16th-17th, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites – Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130

2018 Forum on Construction Law: Fall Meeting

July 21, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The American Bar Association presents their 2018 Fall Meeting: It’s Lonely At The Top-Building a Successful Team with the Owner. The two-day event will cover how to make your construction project successful: “At its core, every successful construction project begins with the selection of project participants who all share one common goal to construct a project on schedule, in budget and with minimal dispute. Our program will focus on how to achieve this goal, from the perspectives of all of the project participants, including not just the Owner but also the General Contractor,Design Professionals, Subcontractors, Lenders and other stakeholders.”

October 4-5, 2018
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd
W Montreal QC H3B 2L7

IRMI Construction Risk Conference

July 18, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This four-day conference includes general sessions, breakout sessions, receptions, and networking opportunities. This premier construction insurance seminar will cover a myriad of topics including Workers Compensation Trends and Challenges in Construction, Construction Delays, Insurance Requirements for the Modern Construction Contract, and more.

November 4th-7th, 2018
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas 77010

DRI Webinar: Building Information Modeling (BIM): Generating, Reviewing, and Communicating the Intentions of the Owner, Designer, and Constructor

July 11, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez - CDJ STAFF

This Building Information Modeling (BIM) seminar is suited for Risk Managers, Claim Managers, and Attorneys. This one-day webinar will cover Understanding BIM, Understanding the Qualifications of a BIM Expert; Construction Process & BIM; and BIM related contract documents.

November 1, 2018
Live Webinar

California Construction Law Seminar Presented by the Seminar Group

July 2, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This two-day seminar led by construction lawyers and mediators, includes the following topics: New Construction Law Developments, Competitive Bidding and Bid Protests, Construction Changes, Permitting and Environmental Considerations, Bankruptcy, Abandonment and Surety Remedies, Effective Discovery, Critical Path Method Scheduling, Alternative Delivery Methods, Ethical Considerations, Insurance, Lien and Bond Claims, Dealing with Sureties, Construction Mediation, and more.

September 17th-18th, 2018
DoubleTree Suites
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-331

Lorman Seminar: Construction Early Dispute Resolution Fundamentals

June 13, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day live webinar will focus on getting “earlier resolutions of dispute with less legal and expert expense--and often with preserving valuable relationships.” Once you have taken the seminar you will be able to do the following: 1, Describe what a construction client needs when they encounter an impassed dispute; 2, Will be able to recognize anticipating and overcoming impasse; 3, Be able to discuss examples of contruction client dissatisfaction with lawyers meeting their position change needs, and finally, Will be able to explain how to get opposing parties to agree to an early mediator hire.

June 18th, 2018
Live Webinar

NBI Seminar: Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

June 13, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day seminar on construction contracts is suitable for attorneys, paralegals, and construction executives. The course will cover Louisiana Construction Law Update, Types of Construction Contracts, Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts to Prevent Disputes and Provide Remedies, Risk Allocation in Contraction, Contract Termination and Claims, and Ethical Considerations.

July 20th, 2018
Hyatt Place Baton Rouge
6080 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

AGC’s Safety & Health Conference

June 6, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

Attendees at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety and Health Conference will “participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both at the national and local level, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products, and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.”

July 25th-27th, 2018
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Construction Delay, Acceleration and Inefficiency Claims Seminar

May 30, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

According to Federal Publications Seminars, this course is designed to educate and guide those involved in schedule, performance, and efficiency-related claims. It is a concise analysis of the entire process. The course has been distilled into two highly concentrated days of work.

November 6-7, 2018
American Management Association
2345 Crystal Dr Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

HalfMoon Seminar: Special Inspections under California Building Code Chapter 17

May 24, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

This one-day, live seminar will cover the following topics: Overview of Special Inspections, Soil and Foundation Inspections, Concrete and Masonry Construction Inspections, Steel Inspections, Wood Construction, Fire-Resistance and Exterior Insulation Inspections, Seismic and Wind Resistance, Load Testing and Material and Test Standards, and Discrepancies and Reports.

June 12, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose
1471 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Save the Date: 2019 AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo

May 16, 2018
Beverley BevenFlorez-CDJ STAFF

The Inaugural AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, from April 30th through May 2nd of 2019: “This interactive three-day conference & expo is designed to inform and inspire today’s entire building team — innovative and influential architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners and more. Educational sessions will include five separate tracks focused on plumbing, HVAC/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope and roofing. As an attendee you will walk away from this event with the connections and knowledge to leverage tomorrow’s building processes and construction technologies.”

April 30th-May 2nd, 2019
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


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