HalfMoon Education Inc. Knowledge Gets You There

Presenter: Steven Nudelman and 1 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Eatontown, NJ

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 16613

Product Number: 19 NJLIARCH 12 5 CDMN PC

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


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.

How to Use

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The CD/Manual package includes an audio recording of a live seminar on CDs, along with a bound copy of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

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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 - 5:00 pm

Understanding the Law of Professional Liability

   Understanding common sources of professional liability claims
      • Breach of contract
      • Negligence
      • Strict liability
      • Misrepresentation 
      • Fraud
   Litigating professional liability cases
   Insurance coverage issues
   Strategies for preventing professional liability claims

 The Architect’s Standard of Care

   Definitions Review of cases
   Builder’s set of drawings Shop drawings Satisfying permit requirements

Understanding the Law of Architectural Copyright

   Determining what information is copyrightable
   Understanding the benefits of architectural copyright
   Preserving your copyrights and preventing infringement of others’ copyrights

Architects and Construction Liens

   Eligibility – tier and timing Project type

Overview of Contract Law for Architects

   Understanding the basics of contract law
   Standard forms of agreement
   Negotiating contract terms
   Contract documents and formation
   Scope of services and changes
   Risk allocation provisions
   Making changes to contracts
   Breach of contract
   Dispute resolution

Complying with New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct

   Ensuring competence
   Complying with duty to report and cooperate
   Avoiding conflicts of interest
   Understanding responsibility for full disclosure
   Preventing unauthorized practice

Understanding New Jersey Building Design Law & Design-Build

   Joint committee: powers and duties
   Classification of buildings and structures
   Contracts for services: what you agree to do
   Engineering systems designed by architects: what can architects do?

Brief Building Code Update and Discussion
   2018 adoption dates
   Proposed revisions
   Grace periods


Steven Nudelman

Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Mr. Nudelman counsels owners, developers, contractors and suppliers in a wide variety of matters involving public as well as private construction projects in New Jersey. He regularly handles matters in state and federal courts, in both New Jersey and New York, as well as construction and commercial arbitrations, mediations and disputes before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Mr. Nudelman also defends clients against building code violations, fire code violations and other claims brought by local construction officials in municipal construction boards of appeals in counties and cities throughout New Jersey. Additionally, he assists clients with contract negotiation and drafting, with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results. In addition to his construction and commercial practices, Mr. Nudelman has represented insured owners and lenders prosecuting and defending title insurance claims on behalf of national underwriters. Mr. Nudelman has prosecuted and defended claims involving trespass, easements, adverse possession, limited liability company fraud, boundary disputes, equitable subrogation and title defects.

Charles Spitz, AIA, NCARB

Owner, Charles A. Spitz, AIA, NCARB

Mr. Spitz earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University, and he is a graduate of the United States Naval War College. He is a registered architect in five states and specializes in providing forensic architecture and building diagnostic services as well as providing building code consulting services. Mr. Spitz is a former member and past president of the New Jersey State Board of Architects and has served on building code committees for AIA, NCARB, BOCA, ICC, AIA/NJ and several other national organizations. He is a member of the ICC Building Code Interpretations Committee, the Board of Directors of the Building Seismic Safety Council and the Board of Directors of the Consultative Council of the National Institute of Building Science.