HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Mark McAlpine and 2 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Livonia, MI

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16294

Product Number: 19 MICONLAW 9 27 MPDF WL

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $269. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm

Facilitating the Project with  
Effective Construction Contracting
M. McAlpine

  Understanding the legal rights/duties of project participants: owners, 
      contractors, design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers
   Understanding your project delivery system: design-bid-build, design-build, 
      construction manager, construction manager-at-risk
   Using standard or custom contract documents: AIA, ConsensusDocs, others
   Understanding key contract concepts and terms: performance, breach, 
      warranties, guarantees, indemnity, damages
   Modifying contracts and selecting dispute resolution mechanisms

Protecting the Project with Bonds and Insurance 
M. McAlpine

   Obtaining construction bonds
      • Performance 
      • Payment 
      • Alternatives to bonds
   Obtaining 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  
during the Construction Process
M. McAlpine

   Making changes to the contract and contracted work
      • Types of changes: ordered and constructive changes
      • The contract change clause
      • Requirements for making changes 
      • Liability issues
   Solving problems during the construction process
      • Site conditions 
      • Delays 
      • Disruption
      • Acceleration 
      • Accidents

Ensuring Environmental Compliance During  
the Construction Process 
S. Mikalonis

   Stormwater management
   Erosion and sedimentation control
   Water quality preservation
   Air quality preservation
   Methods for handling contaminated media

Participating in the Bidding Process 
T. Trapnell

   Understanding competitive bidding requirements
   Reviewing bid package
   Prequalification of bidders, bid bonding
   Submitting bids
   Handling errors and changes


Mark McAlpine

Principal at McAlpine P.C.

Mr. McAlpine has specialized in construction law and litigation for over 35 years. He is the founding principal of McAlpine P.C., a 10-lawyer construction and complex litigation law firm headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Mr. McAlpine regularity represents owners, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, sureties and design professionals in connection with large and complex commercial projects throughout the country. He has served on the adjunct law faculty of the Wayne State School of Law teaching contracts and construction law and is a frequent lecturer for a wide variety of industry associations, including the Associated General Contractors of America and the American Bar Association.

Saulius Mikalonis

Senior Attorney at Plunkett Cooney

Mr. Mikalonis has specialized in environmental law for over 30 years. He leads Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office in the practices of environment, energy and resources law and cannabis business law. Mr. Mikalonis focuses his practice on all aspects of environmental, energy and sustainability law. He has been published extensively and has particular expertise in cutting edge issues concerning greenhouse gases, renewable energy and green building. Mr. Mikalonis practices regularly before state and federal agencies including the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Thomas Trapnell

Attorney at McAlpine P.C.

Mr. Trapnell has represented contractors in major construction disputes including bridge demolition, sewer rehabilitation, factory construction, and automotive manufacturing equipment installation. He is experienced in aspects of construction-related disputes ranging from initial case analysis to trial preparation. Mr. Trapnell has been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars from 2015 through the present. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School.