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Presenter: Robin G. Banks and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Jessup, MD

Holiday Inn Columbia East
7900 Washington Blvd.
Jessup, MD 20794
Phone: 410-799-7500

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Examining Contract Essentials
R. Carney

   Contract negotiation and drafting
   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation
   Understanding contracting methodologies:
      • Stipulated sum
      • Cost plus fee
      • Unit price
      • Guaranteed maximum price
   Understanding roles and relationships of project participants under different project delivery systems:
      • Design bid-build
      • Construction management
      • Agency
      • At risk
      • Multiple prime contractors
      • Design build
      • Integrated project delivery

AIA Contract Documents, Generally
R. Banks, K. Cobleigh

   History of the documents program
   Explanation of the update process

AIA Design-Bid-Build Contract Documents
R. Banks, K. Cobleigh

   Explanation of documents that comprise the AIA Design-bid-build family of documents
      A101, A102, A103, A104, A105, A401, B101, B102, B103, B104, B105, C401
   Discussion of 2017 Updates to A201 general conditions, including the new insurance exhibit
   Explanation of 2017 updates to owner-contractor agreements
   Discussion of 2017 updates to owner-architect agreements
   Explanation of E204-2017 sustainable projects exhibit

AIA Digital Practice Documents
R. Banks, K. Cobleigh

   Discussion of E203-2013 building information modeling and digital Date Exhibit and accompanying G201 and G202 protocol documents

AIA Contract Documents for Alternate Delivery Methods
R. Banks, K. Cobleigh

      Overview of A141-2014 and the accompanying design-build documents
   Construction manager as constructor and construction manager as advisor
      Overview of A133-2009 and C132-2009 and the accompanyingconstruction management documents

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
   6.5 PDHs (MD Category A)

   6.5 HSW LUs/CE Hours
   6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

   Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.  HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers.  This is a Category A event.

This course offers 6.5 HSW LUs/continuing education hours to architects in all states, excluding Florida architects.  Courses approved by the American Institute of Architects are accepted in Maryland.

The American Institute of architects has approved this seminar for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor number J885).  Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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


Robin G. Banks

Principal at Goldberg & Banks, P.C.
Ms. Banks focuses her practice in all areas of construction law, from contract drafting and negotiation to pre-litigation dispute resolution and complex construction disputes involving mechanics liens, payment bond claims and construction defect claims.  She represents clients across the construction spectrum, including design professionals, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.  Ms. Banks serves as an associate outside legal counsel to the AIA Contract Documents Committee and has been directly involved with updating the 2017 AIA Owner-Contractor Agreements and 2014 AIA Design-Build Documents as well as developing the 2015 AIA Teaming Agreement.  Ms. Banks has authored articles, co-authored chapters, and spoken on topics such as updates to the 2017 AIA Contract Documents, teaming agreements, contract considerations for design professionals and contractors, understanding the general conditions of a construction contract, innovative design, issues affecting Maryland design professionals, payment bonds and mechanics liens, and construction changes and extras.  Ms. Banks is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.  She is an allied member of the National American Institute of Architects.  Ms. Banks is admitted to practice in Maryland state and federal courts and the District of Columbia.  She received her B.A. degree in Economics, withhonors, from the University of Delaware, Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Robert F. Carney

Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. in Columbia, MD
Mr. Carney’s practice focuses on construction contract drafting and negotiation, construction claims and dispute avoidance, mechanic’s liens, design and construction defects, and dispute resolution.  He regularly represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry, The Associated General Contractors of Maryland, and The Maryland State Bar Association Construction Law Section.  He is a frequent speaker before several educational organizations.  He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court, the Federal and state courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Federal Court of Claims.  Mr. Carney received his B.A. degree from Haverford College and his J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Ken Cobleigh

Managing Director and Counsel at American Institute of Architects
Mr. Cobleigh is a managing director and counsel at the American Institute of Architects.  He works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee, in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents.  Mr. Cobleigh regularly conducts seminars and workshops on topics related to design and construction, as well as topics related to the AIA contract documents program, and he is the author of several articles and other publications on such topics.  Mr. Cobleigh is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees with honors.  Prior to joining the AIA in 2006, he practiced for 18 years as a construction attorney in private practice Maryland law firms. During that time, he represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in a number of dispute resolution forums, including state and federal courts and administrative agencies, mediation and arbitration.  Mr. Cobleigh is admitted in state and federal courts in the State of Maryland.

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.