HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Gregory L. Cashion and 1 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Nashville, TN

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 14961

Product Number: 18 TNCCWKSP 1 19 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 - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Competing for the Construction Contract

   Key concepts for competitive bidding
   Understanding the concept of responsive and responsible bidder
   How to handle bid mistakes and bid protests

Understanding Construction Contracting Essentials

   Examining the alternate contracting methods: lump sum, cost plus, time and materials, unit pricing
   Understanding the project delivery system: traditional design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk, multiple prime contractor

Reviewing Key Elements of the Contract Documents

   Use of standard forms or custom documents
   Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
   Shop drawings
   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)
   Construction bonds

Interpreting the Construction Contract

   Examining project participant roles and responsibilities
   Examining key risk shifting contract terms
   Exploring construction contract interpretation

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration

   Insurance and indemnity issues
   Changes and change orders
   Substantial and final completion
   Material breach

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes

   Changed and differing site conditions
   Delays and acceleration
   Handling payment claims and final payments
   Understanding final closeout and warranties

Risk Management and Dispute Avoidance

   Key contract provisions governing disputes
   Key project documentation for risk management
   Resolution of disputes

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting

   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


Gregory L. Cashion

Founding partner of Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC
Mr. Cashion devotes his practice to construction law and litigation. He earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1979). Mr. Cashion worked as a co-op engineer for CFW Construction Company, Inc., and after graduating, he worked as a project manager for Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc., and as a structural engineer for United Engineers & Contractors at TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. Mr. Cashion is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee. In 1983, Mr. Cashion earned his JD degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law and began practicing law with a Nashville law firm until co-founding Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC in 1998. He is an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt University, College of Engineering where he teaches construction law and contracts in a graduate program. He has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential. Mr. Cashion is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. He is a certified mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Cashion was a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA, Forum on the Construction Industry (2008-2011). He is amember of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, for which he served on the Executive Committee for six years, and as president in 2009. Mr. Cashion has co-authored several publications.

Vic L. McConnell

Partner with Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC in Nashville, TN
Mr. McConnell represents owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals and concentrates his practice in the areas of construction litigation and design professional defense. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. McConnell also received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management from Samford University and a J.D. degree from Samford’s Cumberland School of Law. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. McConnell worked in the construction industry as a design engineer/project manager with several engineering-consulting firms in the southeast. Mr. McConnell is a registered professional engineer and a LEED® AP. Furthermore, he is on the Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee for the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Nashville Chapter and has served as board member and president of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel. Mr. McConnell has co-authored several publications related to construction law including the Tennessee chapter of State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Aspen Publishers). He teaches Construction Law and Contracts as an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.