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Presenter: Olaide A. Banks and 4 more

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Recording Location: Houston, TX

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13912

Product Number: 16H TXCCWKSP 3 10 CDMN

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 - 4:30 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials          S. Quadros

   Examining contract terminology:

      • Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial
         performance, breach, remedies, damages

   Understanding types of construction contracts:

      • Payment method

      • Award and selection

      • Project delivery system

      • Number of primes

      • Legal description

      • Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers,
         contractors, subs and suppliers

   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents          O. Banks


   Bid form


   Bid bond



Reviewing Contract Documents          C. Martin

   Use of standard forms or custom documents

      • Agreement

      • Performance bond

      • Payment bond

      • Contract conditions (general and supplementary)

      • Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)

      • Shop drawings

      • Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration          W. Davis

   Insurance and indemnity issues

   Chain of command issues


   Changes and change orders


   Substantial and final completion

   Breach and pitfalls

Examining Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting         D. Wilson II

   Offering and accepting gifts and inducements

   Preventing conflicts of interest

   Complying with duties to your employer and other project participants

   Handling payment claims and final payments

   Understanding your responsibility under warranties and guarantees


Olaide A. Banks

Olaide A. Banks & Associates, PLLC, Houston
Mr. Banks is the principal attorney at Olaide A. Banks & Associates, PLLC, a Houston-based law firm focused on meeting the needs of government and construction contractors throughout Texas. He is an advisor and trusted counsel for CEOs and managers of mid-market construction firms and experienced government contractors. Mr. Banks was rated as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015 and 2016. This award recognizes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Texas, 40 years of age and younger. He became a licensed CPA in 2003 and has 18 years experience as a lead accountant and CFO for successful government contractors. Mr. Banks is a sought after speaker in the areas of government contract law, and procurement law. He earned his B.B.A. degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, and secured his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law while working full-time as a chief financial officer. Mr. Banks is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

William B. Davis

Mr. Davis is a construction lawyer focusing on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on a wide variety of construction-related issues, including matters relating to breach of contract, breach of warranty, mechanic’s liens, contractual and statutory indemnity, payment and performance bonds, collections, fraud, construction defects, contract termination, differing site conditions, bid protests, bid mistakes, delay and disruption claims, in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice, he drafts, reviews, and negotiates construction contract documents for his clients. Mr. Davis also has significant experience with personal injury, insurance coverage analysis and insurance litigation.

Curtis Martin

Managing Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Mr. Martin represents contractors and owners on large construction projects. He advises clients on all facets of the construction process. He prepares contract documents, counsels on risk management and business and legal issues that arise during projects, and resolves disputes. Mr. Martin has been in the construction industry since 1979, both as a lawyer and as an industry executive. His experience includes service as president and chief operating officer of an ENR-400 construction company. Mr. Martin stays at the forefront of industry trends, including new technologies such as building information modeling (BIM), which are changing the way construction is performed. He has taught six courses of the AGC’s BIM Module 3 (BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation). Mr. Martin has taught construction law at the university level and has trained industry professionals throughout the United States as well as abroad.

Shannon A.S. Quadros

Kilmer Crosby & Walker, Houston
Mr. Quadros is a shareholder in the Houston office of Kilmer Crosby & Walker PLLC. He is a trial attorney focusing on construction, trade secret, and real estate litigation. Mr. Quadros has an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and extensive business experience in real estate transactions and development. He has worked with owners, developers, landlords and tenants in all areas of real estate acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sales. Mr. Quadros also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in the Houston area.

David Wilson II

Mr. Wilson is a shareholder with the national law firm of LeClairRyan. He practices in both Texas and Nevada. He is a member of Construction Law Sections of both the State Bar of Texas and Nevada. He is a past Chair of the DRI Construction Law Committee, as well as the Editor of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s Construction Law Newsletter. From 1994-2012, he served as an adjunct professor in the nationally ranked Advocacy Program at South Texas College of Law. Mr. Wilson has served as lead counsel in over 100 trials and over 70 appeals. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2011-2015 in the area of construction litigation, in addition to being recognized for his Nevada legal work by Vegas, Inc. and Desert Companion magazines. He is AV-Rated by Martindale.com.