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Presenter: Jack Beeler and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Worthington, OH

Holiday Inn Columbus/Worthington
7007 North High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-436-0700

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 Contracts
R. Sherman

   Examining contract terminology
      •Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
   Understanding types of construction contracts:
      • Stipulated sum
      • Cost plus fee
      • Design build
      • Construction management
   Understanding roles and relationships of project participants:
      • Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers
   Contract negotiation and drafting
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

The Primary AIA Contract Documents
S. Forry, D.K. Marker

   A101-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (Stipulated Sum)
   A102-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (Cost Plus Fee with GMP)
   B101 - 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect
   A133-2009 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager Where Construction Manager is also Constructor
   A141 - 2014 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Builder
   A401 - 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor
   C401 - 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant

AIA A201: General Conditions
J. Beeler

   Overview of new updates to AIA documents
   General provisions
   Project participants: owner, contractor, architect, engineer, subcontractors
   Changes in the work
   Time, payments and completion
   Protection of persons and property, insurance and bonds
   Defects in and correction of work
   Miscellaneous provisions
   Termination, suspension, claims and disputes

Supplemental or Alternate AIA Contract Documents

   A105-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
   A107-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope
   B105-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
   The “SP” series for Sustainable Projects
   AIA contract documents for digital practice

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPD Hours/PDHs

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers 7.0 CPD hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

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.


Jack Beeler

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, Columbus
Mr. Beeler maintains a general corporate practice with an emphasis on international business transactions, affordable housing, governmental economic development programs, and financing for emerging small businesses. His foreign clients are based in Asia and throughout Central and South America. Mr. Beeler has served as counsel for more than 70 Japanese manufacturers, logistics companies, and related businesses that have established operations in Ohio, dealing with the corporate, real estate, tax, immigration, and financing issues that have confronted foreign investors in the United States. He also represents American companies that are engaged in business transactions overseas or in hiring foreign nationals. As counsel for domestic and international businesses, Mr. Beeler provides guidance on sales agent, distributor, customs, and related questions. He advises architectural and engineering firms with practices that are international in scope. Another primary focus of his practice is the representation of nonprofit developers, lenders, and investors in real estate projects, particularly low-income housing tax credit and new markets tax credit transactions.

Steven D. Forry

Ice Miller LLP, Columbus
Mr. Forry is a partner in Ice Miller’s litigation practice group. He has represented owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in numerous state and federal courts. Those litigation matters involve all manner of disputes, including construction defects, contract disputes, professional negligence, and termination disputes. Mr. Forry also advises construction clients regarding contract formation issues. He is a member of the 2014 Builders Exchange of Central Ohio’s Rising Leaders Program, and is a creator and moderator of the Builders Exchange’s BX-WIN course for recent-hires in the construction industry.

D. Kirk Marker

Ice Miller LLP, Columbus
Mr. Marker is an associate in Ice Miller’s Litigation Group. In addition to his J.D. degree, he has a B.S. degree in Structural Engineering, and he is a certified construction documents technologist (CDT) and LEED accredited professional (LEED AP). Prior to law school, Mr. Marker worked for a regional construction company where he served in several positions, including project engineer, project manager, senior project manager, preconstruction manager, project executive, BIM technology manager, and civic/municipal division manager. He is experienced in managing multiple construction project types (including zoological, religious, educational, commercial, municipal, federal, and industrial) and multiple delivery methods (including design-bid-build, construction manager as advisor, construction manager at risk, and design-build).

Christopher R. Pettit

Lane Alton, Columbus
Mr. Pettit is a partner with Lane Alton. He helps small and mid-sized businesses succeed through sound corporate planning and strategic advocacy. Over the past 18 years, he has negotiated and closed asset purchase transactions, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and employment and other professional service contracts. Mr. Pettit has represented business owners and professionals in court or in arbitration in a variety of industries, including architecture and engineering, health care, insurance, securities and financial planning.

Ryan Sherman

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, Columbus
Mr. Sherman is a partner in Porter Wright’s litigation department and co-chairs the firm’s construction practice group. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on construction matters. Mr. Sherman regularly represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and architects/engineers in contract matters, disputes, and litigation. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a “Leader in the Field” for general commercial litigation, which described him as“one of the next generation of leading Ohio litigators.” Mr. Sherman has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2009. He received a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and a J.D. degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Mr. Sherman is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the Columbus Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, and the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio.

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.