HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Brian W. Boschee and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Reno, NV

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14743

Product Number: 17 NVCCWKSP 8 8 CDMN EB

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This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). 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 am - 12:30 pm

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

Afternoon Session:           1:30 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials
S. Hernandez

   Examining contract terminology: parties, consideration, term, performance substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
   Studying roles and relationships of project participants:
      Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers
   Understanding the project delivery system: traditional design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk, multiple prime contractor,
      owner control
   Understanding types of construction contracts: lump sum, cost plus, GMAX, time and materials, unit pricing
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents
W. Wray, D. DiMaggio

   Bid form
   Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents
W. Wray, D. DiMaggio

   Use of standard forms or custom documents
   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
B. Boschee, D. DiMaggio

   Insurance and indemnity issues
   Chain of command issues
   Changes and change orders
   Substantial and final completion
   Breach and pitfalls

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes
B. Boschee

   Changed conditions
   Project documentation
   Delays, acceleration
   Handling payment claims and final payments
   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting
D. DiMaggio

   Promoting impartial, merit-based award of construction contracts
   Ensuring honesty, integrity, fair-dealing and quality assurance
   Creating a system of internal practices promoting contract compliance and ethical practices


Brian W. Boschee

Brian W. Boschee is a shareholder with Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson practicing in construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Boschee has extensive experience handling complex construction and business disputes. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked primarily in politics, including positions running a North Dakota Supreme Court campaign and working with United States Senator Byron Dorgan.

Donna DiMaggio

Donna DiMaggio is an experienced litigator with Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson representing general contractors and design professionals in various construction actions. Her legal experience includes actions involving both private projects and public works projects. She has represented small firms to international companies. One of Ms. DiMaggio’s career highlights was obtaining a successful judgment after a three-week trial of a lien foreclosure and breach of contract action against the largest casino corporation in Nevada.

Scott L. Hernandez

Scott L. Hernandez is an attorney with Robison, Belaustegui, Sharp & Low in Reno, Nevada. His areas of practice include construction and real estate law, as well as general commercial and business litigation. Mr. Hernandez began his legal career at California’s leading real estate law firm, where he obtained extensive experience as a commercial litigator. He also worked at the San Francisco office of one of the top international construction law firms, representing general contractors and engineering firms in contract and payment disputes both domestically and abroad.

William J. Wray

William J. Wray is a shareholder with Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson. His practice is built upon the excitement and complexities of large-scale construction and related commercial activities. Mr. Wray represents large national and international clients, as well as local Nevada clients, in all aspects of construction and development, including licensing, entitlements, government relations, bidding, contracting, project administration, project closeout, project claims and dispute resolutions. He has represented major parties in connection with some of Las Vegas’ largest construction project litigations, including cases involving CityCenter, Venetian, Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, Aladdin, Resort at Summerlin, Miracle Mile, Forum Shops, Shoppesat Palazzo, McCarran Airport expansion, and UNLV Lied Library projects.