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Presenter: Thomas Dudley and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, SC

Doubletree by Hilton Columbia
2100 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-731-0300

This seminar is closed or full.


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
Virgil Thompson

   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, time and materials, unit pricing
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents
Thomas Dudley

   Bid form
   Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents
Ryan McCabe

   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
Ryan McCabe

   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
Tucker Player

   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
Ryan McCabe

   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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in many states, including South Carolina. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This program is offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved in any state with a mandatory continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Thomas Dudley

Partner at Kennison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC in Columbia
Mr. Dudley is a founding partner of Kenison, Dudley and Crawford, LLC. Focusing in the area of construction law and business and commercial litigation, he is admitted to both the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations. A cum laude graduate of the Citadel, he served six years in the SCARNG as an armor officer. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1992. Mr. Dudley is a member of the ABA Construction Law Forum, The South Carolina Bar (Past chairman, Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section and member of the Construction Law Section) as well as a member of the Greenville County Bar Association. Always aware that there hasn’t been a case he couldn’t lose, Mr. Dudley welcomes the opportunity to present his clients’ cases in court and in arbitration. He is a big advocate of mediation and believes a well-prepared case for trial puts his clients in a position to get the most favorable settlement. A self-admitted construction geek, he considers himself blessed to have found a wonderful group of people to work with and an area of law that he loves.

Ryan McCabe

Shareholder at McCabe Trotter & Beverly, P.C. in Columbia
Mr. McCabe has assisted multiple homeowner’s associations and community associations with developer transition negotiations, including drafting covenants, bylaws, and transaction agreements. He also handles issues that involve litigation of collections and covenant enforcements. Mr. McCabe has extensive experience in the construction industry and represents developers, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Prior to practicing law, he was a trade contractor working in the EIFS (USG system certified), stucco, plaster, drywall, and acoustical ceiling industries. He holds a South Carolina Residential Specialty Contractors License. He has handled numerous legal matters involving construction matters. Mr. McCabe is a South Carolina Circuit Court Arbitrator. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for James C. Williams, Jr., Resident Judge of the First Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Newberry College in 1995 and his juris doctor degree from Campbell University in 1999.

Tucker Player

Founding Member of Player Law Firm, LLC in Columbia
Mr. Player received his bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 1994 and his juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998. Mr. Player was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1998 and the Georgia Bar in 2001. After graduation from law school, Mr. Player took a position as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge Diane Schafer Goodstein. After his clerkship, Mr. Player worked for Richard Harpootlian in Columbia, South Carolina. As an associate, he worked primarily on catastrophic and high profile personal injury cases, criminal cases before the state-wide grand jury, and litigation involving the illegal video gaming industry. In June of 2000, Mr. Player moved to Augusta, Georgia and took a position as an associate with the law firm of Fulcher, Hagler, Reed, Hanks & Harper, LLP. While at the Fulcher firm, his practice primarily consisted of insurance defense, railroad defense, workers compensation defense and small business litigation. Mr. Player was exclusively responsible for several cases before the United States District Courts in South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia, the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, and the Georgia Superior and State Courts. Mr. Player’s current practice focuses in the areas of civil litigation, business law, and appeals.

Virgil Thompson

Associate Attorney at Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC in Greenville
Mr. Thompson is an associate attorney with Kenison, Dudley & Crawford. His practice focuses mainly on construction law and business and commercial litigation. He earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Menlo College, and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Advocacy. While at Loyola, Mr. Thompson was a member of the nationally-ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. He was also a coordinator of the ABA award-winning, student-run, Judge Stephen E. O’Neil Young Lawyers Mentoring Program, which educates students from low income communities of color, on law and advocacy, culminating in a day of mock trials, while encouraging the students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.