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Presenter: Joshua C. Johnson and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Roanoke, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13534

Product Number: 15H VACONLAW 7 22 CDMN

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


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 Project Delivery Systems:              S. Wiegard
Finding the Framework That’s Right for the Owner and the Project

   Legal rights/duties of construction entities: contractors, design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers

   Design-bid-build: entering into construction contracts and agreements in the traditional construction process

   Design-build: entering into contracts and agreements

      • Contractor-led, designer-led, joint venture, and developer-led projects

Improving the Project Outcome with Effective Construction Contracting               J. Johnson     

   Contractors verification of field conditions provisions in light of the Spearin Doctrine and Modern Continental

   Payment Provisions – pay if paid versus pay when paid, payment bonds, and changes to lien waiver requirements

   Proper notice – public and private projects


   Termination and dispute resolution provisions

   Concealed site condition provisions

   Warranty provisions

   Changes to the contract           

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During the Construction Process            T. Knobbe

   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   

Ensuring Environmental Compliance During the Construction Process                M. Wiegard 

   Stormwater management

   Erosion and sedimentation control

   Water quality preservation

   Air quality preservation

Protecting the Owner and the Project: Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction                S. Wiegard     

   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


Joshua C. Johnson

Mr. Johnson litigates construction and surety law disputes in court, arbitration, and mediation, and prepares and negotiates construction contracts. He has represented individuals, corporations, and governmental entities in a wide variety of federal and state court litigation and in administrative proceedings. Mr. Johnson has been designated one of the legal elite by Virginia Business magazine for the area of Construction (2014) and recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star for construction/surety law (2010-2011, 2013) and alternative dispute resolution (2014).

Travis A. Knobbe

Mr. Knobbe’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation and construction law. He represents contractors and customers in litigation stemming from both residential and commercial construction projects. Mr. Knobb advisesclients regarding construction contracts between contractors and owners and contractors and subcontractors. He received his B.A. degree from Bethany College and his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. Knobbe has been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star in Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers.

Maxwell H. Wiegard

Mr. Wiegard’s practice is focused primarily on assisting clients in connection with environmental, real estate, land use and zoning matters; mergers; acquisitions; and business and commercial matters. He represents corporate and individual clients in environmental litigation and administrative proceedings, environmental compliance and permitting matters, contaminated site transactions, brownfield redevelopment and adaptive land reuse matters, real estate transactions and litigation, and zoning and land use administrative proceedings. Mr. Wiegard is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Spencer M. Wiegard

Mr. Wiegard is a member of Gentry Locke’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and construction litigation. Mr. Wiegard represents general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors, suppliers and design professionals. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, and he is a member of both the Legislative Committee and the Executive Committee for the Roanoke/SW Virginia District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA). Mr. Wiegard serves as second vice president of the Roanoke District of the AGCVA. He writes for two blogs: Virginia Construction Law Update and Virginia OSHA Law News. Mr. Wiegard has been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star in Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers. He counsels and advises his clients concerning a range of legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, mechanic’s liens, surety bond claims, professional and occupational licensing issues, and OSHA issues and claims. Mr. Wiegard’s construction litigation practice involves breach of contract disputes, payment disputes, claims, construction defect disputes, design defect disputes, mechanic’s lien enforcement actions, payment bond claims, OSHA enforcement actions, professional licensure, and regulatory matters.