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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 Format/filing/amendment Scope Duration Enforcement Discharge
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? Violation
Brief Building Code Update and Discussion
2018 adoption dates Proposed revisions Grace periods
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.
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