HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Peter G. Barton and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Boise, ID

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15181

Product Number: 17 IDCONLAW 6 16 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.0 continuing education hours to architects (HSW), engineers, and contractors. It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 4:30 pm

Accessibility Review and Update
W. Olson

   What standards apply and when?
   Federal standards
      • Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
      • Architectural Barriers Act
      • Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines

Finding the Construction Project Delivery System
That’s Right for The Owner and the Project
T. Boeck

   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

Ensuring Environmental Compliance During
the Construction Process

P. Barton

   Stormwater management and permitting
   Federal. state, and local regulatory environment
   Lead paint
   Air quality preservation

Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate and
Effective Construction Contracting
F.J. Hahn III

   Understanding contract terminology
   Forming contracts
   Understanding contract obligations
   The law governing construction contracts:
      the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and applicable state laws
   Subcontract formation and administration
   Performance and payment issues
   Breach of contract and default

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During
the Construction Process
G. McConnell

   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


Peter G. Barton

Givens Pursley, LLP, Boise
Mr. Barton is a partner in the law firm of Givens Pursley LLP. He practices environmental, mining, agri-business, and natural resources law. After graduating with an undergraduate degreein Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, Mr. Barton spent more than four years at a consulting engineering firm designing and managing complex projects. He has experience with CERCLA, NEPA, the ESA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Oil Pollution Act, RCRA, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the FDCA, EPCRA, tribal law, the General Mining Act of 1872, the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, FLPMA, federal hazardous materials shipping regulations, Idaho’s Hazardous Waste Management Act, Idaho water law, and Idaho’s Local Land Use Planning Act. Mr. Barton assists clients with environmental permitting, defends against federal and state enforcement actions for environmental infractions, and advises on environmental considerations for real property development, including wetlands, stormwater, endangered species, and contaminated properties. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Tamara L. Boeck

Partner with Stoel Rives LLP in Sacramento and Boise
Ms. Boeck presently serves as chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Development Group.  She routinely advises owners, developers and general contractors primarily in California, Idaho and Nevada.  Ms. Boeck works with clients on a wide range of projects including commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, as well as construction-related aspects of oil and gas, mining, food processing, solar, wind, geothermal, biofuel, wastewater treatment and other industrial facilities.  In addition to counseling her clients on ways to avoid protracted litigation through thoughtful negotiations and effective contracts, she handles construction disputes from mediation through litigation or arbitration.  With her depth of experience, she is able to assist and protect her clients in arbitration or trial when a pragmatic business resolution is not available.

Frederick J. Hahn, III

Bailey, Hahn & Jarman, Pocatello & Idaho Falls
Mr. Hahn is a partner with the law firm Bailey Hahn & Jarman, PLLC, which is located in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mr. Hahn practices primarily in the areas of construction litigation and government contracts. He has represented owners, design professionals, general contractors, and subcontractors, as well as material and equipment suppliers. Mr. Hahn has litigated construction-related cases throughout the Intermountain Northwest in both State and Federal courts. He is a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America.

Geoffrey J. McConnell

McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey PLLC, Boise
Mr. McConnell has 30 years of experience in general business litigation and construction litigation, representing business owners, general contractors, specialty contractors, developers and subcontractors, in state and federal courts in Idaho, Utah and California, and before federal boards of contract appeals. He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings, and before state and local public works dispute resolution boards. He is licensed to practice law in Idaho, California and Utah. Since 2008, Mr. McConnell has been selected for recognition by The Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyers for his expertise in construction law, litigation and government contracts. He is recognized with an “AV” Peer Review Rating, the highest distinction in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. Mr. McConnell received his Juris Doctorate degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and his B.A. degree from Bucknell University. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Public Contract Law and the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. Mr. McConnell is a frequent author and lecturer for the Associated General Contractors, Idaho Business Review, National Electrical Contractors Association, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, and ASHRAE.

Wendy J. Olson

Stoel Rives LLP, Boise
Ms. Olson, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, is a partner in the Boise office of Stoel Rives, LLP. She focuses her practice on government investigations, white collar criminal defense and civil litigation. In her 24 years with the U.S. Department of Justice before joining Stoel Rives, Ms. Olson served as a prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division, as assistant to the legal director of the National Church Arson Task Force, and as the health care fraud coordinator for the District of Idaho. As U.S. Attorney, she started the office’s affirmative civil rights practice focusing on Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) compliance. She was co-chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Civil Rights Subcommittee. Ms. Olson, an Idaho native, received her B.A. degree in News Editorial Journalism from Drake University and her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.