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Presenter: Gary W. Auman and 5 more

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Recording Location: Dayton, OH

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13518

Product Number: 15H OHCONLAW 7 22 CDMN

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This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $279 (including shipping). Allow five weeks from the seminar date for delivery. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):      11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Construction Contracting in Traditional and Alternative                  D. Rickert
Construction Law Project Delivery Systems

   General duties of architect/engineer to the owner, construction parties, and public

   Effect of the structure of contractual relationships on a project and the duties of the architect and engineer

   Pros and cons of traditional design-bid-build project delivery systems

   Pros and cons of various forms of design-build project delivery systems

   Contractual provisions to minimize the risks inherent to each ofthe above project delivery systems

   Potential problems faced by an architect or engineer engaging inconstruction administration

   Contractual provisions to minimize construction administration risks and scope creep

   Business practices to limit construction administration risks

Worker Safety and Site Safety in Ohio            G. Auman, A. White

   Workers’ compensation in Ohio

      • Proper coverage is required - be sure classification of allemployees is correct

      • What is the scope of employment for coverage – commuting; travel to construction sites

      • Significant impact of just one claim

   OSHA and safety considerations for architects and engineers

      • Safety for the architects and engineers on the construction site;what is required? OSHA and Ohio-specific safety requirements

      • Safety during construction for all workers on the site – four types ofemployers with potential OSHA exposure and responsibility

      • New uses for the OSHA general duty clause and how they mayaffect architects and engineers

Mechanics Liens, Detention of Public Funds and Bond Claims               D. Rineer

   What is a mechanics’ lien?

   Private projects

   Public projects

   Payment bonds

   Lien waiver forms

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes           R. Carr Jr.

   Making changes to the contract and contracted work

      • The contract change clause

      • Types of changes: ordered and constructive changes

      • Requirements for making changes

      • Liability issues

   Resolving disputes during the construction process

      • Site conditions

      • Delays

      • Disruption

      • Acceleration


Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Construction                R. Carr Jr.

   Determining qualifications and competence of participants

   Preventing conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety

   Identifying ethical issues in bid practices

   Handling ethical issues created by constructive and ordered changes

   Handling ethical issues created by payments, liens and lien waivers

Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction               A. Larimer

   Types of construction bonds

      • Performance

      • Payment

      • Alternatives to bonds

   Types of insurance

      • Commercial general liability insurance

      • Builder’s risk insurance

      • Errors and omissions insurance

      • Additional/alternative insurance

   Claims and notice issues


Gary W. Auman

Mr. Auman graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Louisville in 1969 and a law degree from The Ohio State University in 1976. He has defended employers in workers’ comp and OSHA since 1976. He defends OSHA cases nationally and is currently defending cases from Washington to New York. He is a frequent speaker on OSHA topics. He has presented a paper on safety training and OSHA recordkeeping at the International Roofing Exposition and has presented two papers at the Iowa-Illinois Annual Safety Conference. He has worked with OSHA in its development of safety and health standards and he has defended OSHA cases in several federal appellate courts. He represents four national and regional trade associations in the construction industry. Mr. Auman has defended workers’ compensation cases in Ohio up to and including the Ohio Supreme Court.

Richard L. Carr, Jr.

Mr. Carr’s practice focuses on representation of business clients in planning, transactions and litigation. His pragmatic approach to the law has earned the respect of his clients and peers. His clients include general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. He has given presentations for the Ohio Bar Association, National Frame Building Association, the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association, Ohio Roofing Contractors Association, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Ohio, the Dayton Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association and the National Utility Contractors of Ohio. He is a member of the Construction Finance Management Association and the Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Michigan State University.

Ann Larimer

Ms. Larimer provides risk management services to Brower clients free of charge, including risk assessment and review of insurance-related terms in client contracts. She also serves as Brower’s in-house insurance coverage expert, analyzing and explaining coverage to clients and staff both pre- and post-loss. Ms. Larimer’s previous experience includes five years in private practice at a large insurance defense law firm, defending personal injury cases on behalf of individuals, corporations, and municipalities. She also previously served as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest surplus lines insurance carriers, managing litigation across the country arising out of coverage and claim issues and providing legal advice to the claims division.

David M. Rickert

Mr. Rickert is a 1978 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and for most of his career has been engaged in construction litigation with an emphasis in representing architects and engineers defending against professional liability claims. He has also been engaged in many mediations in the construction field and recently received training to act as a mediator at Northwestern University’s School of Law Professional Studies. In addition to representing clients in litigation, he routinely reviews clients’ contract forms and business practices with the goal of minimizing the risk of litigation.

Donald B. Rineer

Mr. Rineer’s practice focuses on representation of the firm’s business clients in mergers and acquisitions, complex transactions, and in corporate, real estate, construction, technology, and litigation matters. Clients include closely-held businesses, financial institutions, construction contractors, trade associations and real estate investors. He is a member of the American (including the Business Law Section and Construction Law Forum), Ohio State, Indiana State and Dayton Bar Associations, and he is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Indiana. Mr. Rineer has been a speaker on business and construction topics to various groups. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his law degree from the University of Dayton.

Abigail K. White

Ms. White primarily represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims and occupational safety and health matters. She routinely counsels state fund and self-insured employers in the cost-effective management of workers’ compensation claims. She frequently represents clients at administrative hearings before the Ohio Industrial Commission. She also handles workers’ compensation matters that are appealed into Ohio’s Common Pleas Courts, Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Ms. White is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Dayton Bar Association. She has also written and published articles on new developments in the area of workers’ compensation law.