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Presenter: Patrick E. Blanton and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

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 - 5:00 pm

Construction Contract Fundamentals
P.E. Blanton

   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
R. Starnes

   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. Tolbert

   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
W. Gardner

   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

Case Study:
Reviewing Completed Contract Documents for a Sample Project
B. Wilson

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours (CEPHs) to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

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.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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

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.


Patrick E. Blanton

Partner at Slates Harwell LLP in Dallas

Mr. Blanton is a construction attorney who represents all participants involved in project development and dispute resolution. He has experience in negotiating contracts between owners and general contractors on large retail projects, resolving disputes during the course of construction, and litigating claims after final completion. He strives to maintain the progress of the project if at all possible and to identify risk management approaches that allocate risk to those in the best position to account for the inherent risk in each project.

William “Bill” I. Gardner

Shareholder at Macdonald Devin P.C. in Dallas

Mr. Gardner represents businesses, entrepreneurs, and design professionals in complex litigation, construction, and land use matters throughout Texas. His practice focuses on construction litigation, government and private contracts, the defense of professional liability claims against design professionals, and overcoming regulatory obstacles faced by owners and developers in the use of land. His construction practice encompasses all phases of the contracting process for public and private contracts, from bidding and contract negotiation throughout administration and performance, to claims and litigation. His extensive experience and success in professional liability matters has earned him inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list for four years in a row. Mr. Gardner earned his J.D. degree from St. Mary’s School of Law after graduating from the Honors College at Baylor University.

Ryan A Starnes

Partner at Libby Sparks Willis Starnes PLLC in Dallas

Mr. Starnes aggressively represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, and has significant experience in construction law, commercial litigation, and intellectual property disputes. He enjoys providing effective counsel to clients and takes pride in being quick to respond to client inquiries. His litigation and courtroom experience have helped him develop a unique skill set in counseling clients in construction contracts, trademark filings, entity formations, employment agreements, and other transactional matters. His primary objective in any matter is to efficiently solve his client’s problems. Mr. Starnes was named a Top Attorney under 40, by D Magazine 2018; and a Rising Star in Texas Super Lawyers (2015 – 2018).

Joe D. Tolbert

Director at Brackett & Ellis, P.C., in Fort Worth

Mr. Tolbert has represented businesses and individuals for more than 27 years. He counsels clients on a variety of business issues and has an active trial practice in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law. Mr. Tolbert is board certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment achieved by fewer than 100 practicing attorneys in the state of Texas. Board certified attorneys in Construction Law are specialists in transactions and relationships among contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, architects, engineers, governmental entities, insurers, sureties and lenders regarding development, design and construction on public and private projects.

Bo Wilson

Attorney with Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC in Plano

Mr. Wilson practices civil litigation and represents clients across a broad field of industries. He has extensive experience handling disputes relating to complex commercial transactions, construction law, real estate development, and oil and gas. He works closely with his clients to achieve their goals and provides counseling on contract negotiations, corporate regulations, entity formations, collection practices, and business dispute resolution. With a passion for community service, Mr. Wilson also hosts legal clinics for multiple veterans organizations in the Dallas area, serves as a certified attorney ad litem in the Dallas County Probate and Family Courts, and volunteers with Community Partners of Dallas.

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.