The AGC Annual Convention

January 17, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 2022 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) convention in Grapevine, Texas “provides contractors the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues most affecting their operations.” It also “brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today (and tomorrow).” The event includes Construction Safety Excellence Awards, Educational Sessions as well as General Sessions, Receptions, Expos, Dinners to Support Charities, and much more.

March 28th-31st, 2022
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

2021 OSHA Year in Review and What to Expect in 2022

January 10, 2022
Goldberg Segalla

Goldberg Segalla will be hosting a webinar on January 18 at 12 p.m. EST titled "2021 OSHA Year in Review and What to Expect in 2022" with presenters Michael Rubin and Stefan A. Borovina.

This interactive webinar will discuss OSHA's significant developments from 2021 and how they will impact OSHA compliance and enforcement in 2022 and beyond. OSHA's most cited standards of the past year, current litigation and future enforcement of COVID-19 testing or vaccine mandates, and more will be explored in the webinar.

January 18th, 2022
Virtual Event

ABA Webinar: Navigating through Key Aspects of a Construction Trial or Arbitration

January 3, 2022
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This one-day ABA webinar features “four Forum veterans” who will “discuss themes for trial, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and bring up some war stories to help you to fine-tune your presentation in your next construction trial or arbitration.” Editor Tony Lehman will moderate a discussion with Kelsey Funes, Michael Lane and Lu Prats.

January 19th, 2022
Virtual Event

Seth Alhadeff to "Race Against the Clock" at DRI Construction Law Seminar

December 27, 2021
Seth Alhadeff - Lewis Brisbois

Miami Partner Seth Alhadeff will present on construction industry case law updates in a unique panel discussion at the upcoming DRI Construction Law Seminar, hosted at the Austin Marriott Downtown Hotel on January 27, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. CT.

This entertaining 60-minute session, titled “Case Law Update: Race Against the Clock,” will feature a panel of construction law attorneys discussing the latest developments in their field, but the speakers will have strict time limits for their presentations. Lewis Brisbois is a proud sponsor of the event.

January 27th, 2022
Austin Marriott Downtown Hotel
304 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701

Mr. Alhadeff may be contacted at

ENR Top Young Professionals Conference

December 20, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

ENR's Top Young Professionals Conference “seeks to inspire early-stage construction industry professionals and provide effective workplace enhancement and career development strategies.” This seminar will include “expert keynotes, panel discussions, and small-group workshops and plenty of opportunities for networking with peers, management, clients and experts.” Attendance is relevant for early construction professionals, owners and managers, as well as engineering/construction professionals from design firms, contractors, suppliers, owners, and specialty firms.

February 23rd-25th, 2022
Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282

Hawaii’s Shoreline: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Sea Level Rise and Adaptation

December 13, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar covers “the legal, regulatory, scientific, and cultural aspects of Hawaii’s shoreline management system with particular emphasis on the potential impacts of rising sea levels on Hawaii’s low lying coastal communities, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources.” Attendees will include Attorneys, Conservationists, Engineers, Erosion & Sediment Professionals, Floodplains Managers, Government Employees, and Land Planners.

March 10th-11th, 2022
In Person & Virtual Event
Location TBD
Honolulu, HI

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2022 Midwinter Meeting

December 6, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This three-day event presented by the American Bar Association (ABA) “will take a deep dive into the business of construction with a focus on construction business practices, industry trends and pitfalls.” It will cover “project finance and funding, project accounting, employment issues, technological considerations in project planning, productivity issues, and supply chain management in today’s construction business climate.” Attendees can choose to participate virtually or in person.

February 23rd-25th, 2022
In-Person & Virtual Event
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

AGC Construction Safety and Health Conference

November 29, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) presents a three-day seminar focusing on Safety and Health in the Construction Industry. Attendees of the 2022 conference will have the following opportunities:

  • Reconnect with their peers in the construction industry
  • Expand their knowledge and skills while earning continuing education credits
  • Keep up with the regulatory and legislative issues impacting construction
  • Find solutions to their company’s greatest challenges
  • Catch up on the latest construction safety products and innovations
  • January 12th-14th, 2022
    Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa
    9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
    Glendale, AZ 85305

2022 CLM Annual Conference

November 19, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual CLM Conference launches with Local Chapter Meets & Greets, Golf, Tennis, and Community Service Events, and a CLM Welcome Dinner and Party. The following two days include Premier Sessions and other Sessions.

March 23rd-25th, 2021
JW Marriott Desert Springs
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

2022 ABC Convention

November 15, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention will be in Houston next year. It includes General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, an Opening Night Celebration, a Construction Management Competition, National Craft Championships, the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala, and more.

March 15th-17th, 2022
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205

2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)

November 8, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presents their annual Builders Show next February. IBS includes Exhibits, Educational Events, Networking Opportunities, and Award Presentations. Opening Ceremonies features Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Trace Adkins performs during the IBS Closing Concert.

February 8th-10th, 2022
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

2022 Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference

November 1, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Registration is open for next year’s AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference. The in-person conference will feature business sessions as well as social and networking opportunities. In-house lawyers, risk managers or other senior executives of construction companies may register for either of the AGC Pre-Conference Meetings without having to register for the conference. Conference topics may include surety bonds, insurance policies, construction contracts and construction operations.

January 24th-26th, 2022
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Save the Date: 2022 West Coast Construction Law Symposium

October 24, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The date for next year’s CLSA West Coast Construction Law Symposium has been set for March 4th and it will be held at the Los Angeles law office of Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP. Registration and additional information will be released at a later date.

March 4th, 2022
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
10250 Constellation Blvd #19
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Upcoming “Bid Protests on Public Works Projects” CLE November 30, 2021

October 18, 2021
Cameron Sheldon - Ahlers Cressman & Sleight PLLC

The Seminar Group, Inc. is hosting a CLE entitled “Bid Protests on Public Works Projects” in Seattle on November 30, 2021. The seminar will address the following topics:

  • View from the Contractor v. View from the Owner;
  • W/MBE & DBE Considerations;
  • Sealed Bidding;
  • Best Value Procurements and Award Disputes; and
  • The Subcontractor Listing Law and Other Bid Protest Regulars.

The seminar is available in person (location TBD), live webcast, or on demand. We will update this blog when an in-person location is announced.

Ahlers Cressman & Sleight is excited to have one of its attorneys presenting at the seminar:

  • Lindsay K. Watkins, a partner at ACS, will be presenting on W/MBE & DBE CONSIDERATIONS at 2:15 PM.

November 30th, 2021
Virtual & In-Person Event
Location TBD
Seattle, WA

Ms. Sheldon may be contacted at

CLE Bootcamp

October 11, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 20th annual CLE Bootcamp is a “way to earn a lot of CLE Credits in a unique and entertaining format.” It includes “timely and relevant issues in the law covering a wide span of specialties” such as Real Estate and Housing, Climate Change, Insurance Law, Construction Defects, and three hours of Ethics.

December 7th-8th, 2021
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

October 4, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

Next month, the annual International Society of Construction Law conference will be held in New Zealand. Some of the panel topics include Transparency in Dispute Resolution, Construction Arbitration: Is it Still Relevant, and Negligence Divergence: When is a Duty of Care Owed in Construction. Keynote speaker the Honourable Justice David Hammerschlag (Sydney, Australia) will be speaking on Case Managing Building Litigation During COVID 19: Will We Go Back To The Way We Were and the keynote speaker Sarah Grimmer, Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (Hong Kong) will speak on Chinese outbound investment in the Pacific region and international dispute resolution.

November 3rd-5th, 2021
Hybrid (Live and Virtual Event)
Cordis Hotel
83 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Mark Oertel to Speak at National Bond Claims Association Seminar on Modular Construction

September 29, 2021
Mark Oertel - Lewis Brisbois

Los Angeles Partner Mark A. Oertel will present a session on the impact of modular construction on the construction industry at National Bond Claims Association Annual Meeting on Friday, October 15 at 9:15 a.m. ET. Hosted at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina, this three-day conference will run from October 12-15.

In a 30-minute session titled “Introduction to Modular Construction 101: The Future is Now,” Mr. Oertel and his co-presenter will elaborate on the recent rapid expansion of modular construction into the hospitality industry, multi-family housing, education, student housing, assisted living, and low-income public housing. They will also discuss the benefits of modular construction, which include speed to market, consistent quality, budget certainty, reduced risk, quiet construction, and green design.

October 13th-15th, 2021
Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Mr. Oertel may be contacted at

The 27th West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar Approaches

September 20, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This year’s West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar will take place next month in Las Vegas (the delay and change of venue are due to the COVID pandemic). The seminar includes keynote speakers and panelists as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitors. The Ollie and Legends awards will also be presented during the event. Every year, the West Coast Casualty Seminar chooses deserving charities to support, and this year it will support Opportunity Village and Three Square.

October 6th-8th, 2021
Aria Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

ABA’s Forum on Construction Law 2021 (Regional)

September 13, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The American Bar Association (ABA) is presenting “Construction Law Essentials” virtually and in-person at six different cities. These two-day seminars will cover “the essential technical and legal underpinnings of construction, including the key elements of vertical construction systems and technology, the roles of the key participants in a project, the structure of project delivery systems, the bidding and construction process, insurance and bonding, government construction contracts, and dispute resolution.”

September 30th-October 1st, 2021
Virtual Event or In Person at the Following Cities:
Los Angeles

CLM Construction Conference

September 6, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The annual conference “covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry” and addresses construction defects as well as construction site accidents and injuries. It opens with a cocktail reception on Wednesday, followed by a full day of Sessions as well as another Cocktail Reception, and concludes on Friday with a half-day of sessions.

September 22nd-24th, 2021
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation Seminar

August 30, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 11th annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation Seminar will be a live webinar and in person event. This one-day seminar “will provide an overview and update of eminent domain legal issues and land valuation, with emphasis on emerging issues and recent court decisions.” It’s relevant for attorneys, government employees, municipal employees, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, and Right of Way professionals.

October 29th, 2021
In Person & Virtual Event
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Northwest Insurance Law Seminar

August 23, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

This two-day seminar is relevant for those in the insurance industry, most particularly insurance claim professionals, and will include “attorneys from Washington, Idaho, and Oregon with a range of experience in representing insurers and policyholders and also features a Judicial Panel discussion about insurance cases.” It will cover issues such as Construction, Environmental, Flooding, as well as other Insurance-related topics.

October 28th-29th, 2021
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

National Construction Defect Conference

August 16, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The conference will start off with a networking cocktail reception followed by a day and a half of Panels on topics such as COVID-19 and the Lasting Impact on the Litigation, Arbitrating a Complex Construction Case in Today’s World, and CD in a Post Surfside Building Collapse World. There will be a Women’s Networking Lunch on Thursday, November 11th.

November 10th-12th, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

2021 Lean Construction Institute Congress

August 10, 2021
Beverley BevenFlorez – CDJ Staff

The 23rd LCI Congress connects “professionals from every field within the design and construction industry to engage on the latest Lean practices.” Attendees will learn “how Lean approaches and methods improve project outcomes in critical areas including cost-savings, efficiency, and quality, as well as advance overall organizational health.” The program begins with a Learning Day that allows professionals to earn continuing education credits. The next two days consist of the Core Program, which features sessions and breakout sessions. The final day allows attendees to see Lean in action through off-site project visits.

October 19th-22nd, 2021
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


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