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Presenter: Jacob W. Hill, P.E., Esq. and 4 more

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Recording Location: Birmingham, AL

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14480

Product Number: 17 ALCONLAW 3 28 CDMN RB

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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               L. Tyndall
Project Delivery Systems: 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

Insurance Issues in Construction                                                      J. Potts II

   Types of insurance
      • Commercial general liability insurance
      • Builder’s risk insurance
      • Errors and omissions insurance
      • Additional/alternative insurance
   Claims and notice issues

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes                                             J. Hill
During the Construction Process

   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
   Solving problems during the construction process
      • Site conditions              • Delays
      • Disruption                     • Acceleration
      • Accidents

Meeting and Exceeding Federal, State and Local                          W. Mather
Safety Requirements

   Occupational Safety and Health Administration update
   Allocating responsibility for construction site safety
   Strategies for maintaining site safety

Ensuring Environmental Compliance during the                        D. Smith III
Construction Process

   Stormwater management
   Erosion and sedimentation control
   Water quality preservation
   Cultural resources


Jacob W. Hill, P.E., Esq.

Alabama attorney and professional engineer, Jacob W. Hill, has been involved in various roles in the construction industry — from laborer to design engineer, superintendent, and project manager. He is experienced in the management of construction projects, particularly design-build. Today he focuses on developing and building industrial facilities across North America with his current primary focus being in Latin America. Having years of hands-on field experience coupled with technical and legal training allows Mr. Hill to bring a practical, unique perspective to project development. Today, Mr. Hill continues to take a hands-on approach to project development, which usually commences once a project is conceptualized, at which point, he couples his diverse field experience, legal and technical background in selecting property, negotiating with local stakeholders and public utilities, procurement and contractor selection, risk identification and mitigation, among other things. And after construction commences, he spends most of his time in the field monitoring progress and handling changes, delays, and claims. In collaboration with all project stakeholders, he facilitates and streamlines the procurement, performance and close-out of construction projects. He has been a speaker to construction industry groups, with topics including risk management and liens. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Hill earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering degrees from Auburn University where his post-graduate studies focused on construction and geotechnical engineering. He later obtained a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. Although Mr. Hill doesn't practice engineering or law currently, he maintains his professional engineering and law licenses in Alabama.

William “Jay” Mather

Enviro Management Company, Inc. (EMC)
Mr. Mather is a veteran of the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Infantry Division and a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupation Safety and Health and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Technology. Mr. Mather has expertise in the aviation, manufacturing, and construction industries in areas of safety, environmental, workers’ compensation, general liability, automobile and product liability litigation, and investigations. He is a certified safety professional, certified environmental and safety compliance officer, registered environmental professional, certified fire and explosive investigator, and certified fire inspector II with 26 years of progressive and responsible experience.

James A. Potts, II

Shareholder, White Arnold & Dowd P.C.
Mr. Potts works in the field of general insurance defense. He has handled a variety of matters within the field, including automobile liability, tractor trailer litigation, premises liability, real estate contract disputes, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, employment litigation, products liability and wrongful death lawsuits. He has previously been employed in the litigation department of a national casualty underwriter. Mr. Potts has tried 40 jury trials in both state and federal court. In over 90 percent of these cases, he was able to obtain a verdict for the defendant or keep the verdict below the plaintiff’s last settlement demand. In 2010 and 2012, Mr. Potts was recognized as one of the most prolific trial lawyers in Alabama by the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Potts earned his J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Daniel Edward Smith, III

President, Primarium, LLC
Mr. Smith is a highly accomplished professional with environmental policy and management expertise in the energy sector who has a diverse background as a lawyer and professional engineer with PhD studies focused on oil sands development. He is experienced in the areas of regulatory and legislative lobbying, establishing agency rulemaking advocacy positions, external environmental relations, permitting, directing the day-to-day activities of environmental staff and third-party consultants, and establishing corporate environmental policies and compliance strategies. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in planning, designing, permitting, and managing all aspects of large cross-country natural gas pipeline projects. He is also an experienced graduate-level adjunct professor at Samford University where he teaches courses in the areas of environmental law, sustainability, project management, and strategic planning. Mr. Smith has held leadership positions with non-profit boards, business coalitions, trade associations, and professional organizations.

L. Griffin Tyndall

The Tyndall Firm, LLC
Mr. Tyndall is founder and shareholder of The Tyndall Firm, LLC. For two decades, Mr. Tyndall has represented a wide range of construction clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners, as well as design professionals, lenders and sureties. He has extensive experience in advising clients during the pre-construction process on matters such as contract and subcontract drafting and negotiation as well as insurance and bonding. Mr. Tyndall also handles his clients’ dispute resolution needs through litigation in both state and federal courts or through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. Known for his expertise in the construction law arena, Mr. Tyndall often lectures at seminars and industry-related events on various construction-related topics. Honored as “Best of the Bar” by the Birmingham Business Journal, Mr. Tyndall is widely recognized as a leader in his field. A graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Mr. Tyndall is an instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he teaches a course on construction law to students seeking the Masters of Engineering degree in the University’s department of Construction Engineering Management.