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Agenda:

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 - 4:00 pm


Facilitating the Project with
Effective Construction Contracting
W. Joseph

   Understanding the legal rights/duties of project participants:
      Owners, contractors, design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers
   Understanding your project delivery system: design-bid-build, design-build,
      construction manager, construction manager-at-risk
   Using standard or custom contract documents: AIA, ConsensusDocs, others
   Understanding key contract concepts and terms: performance, breach,
      warranties, guarantees, indemnity, damages
   Modifying contracts and selecting dispute resolution mechanisms


Making Changes and Resolving Disputes
During the Construction Process
E. Grasberger

   Making changes to the contract and contracted work
      • The contract change clause
      • Types of changes: ordered and constructive changes
      • Requirements for making changes
      • Liability issues
   Solving problems during the construction process
      • Site conditions
      • Delays
      • Disruption
      • Acceleration
      • Accidents


Ensuring Environmental Compliance
During the Construction Process
D. Phillips

   Stormwater management
   Erosion and sedimentation control
   Water quality preservation
   Air quality preservation


Meeting and Exceeding Federal, State
and Local Safety Requirements
C. Wood

   Occupational Safety and Health Administration update
   State and local safety regulations
   Allocating responsibility for construction site safety
   Strategies for maintaining site safety
   Reporting construction site injuries


Participating in the Bidding Process
R. Wilkinson

   Understanding competitive bidding requirements
   Reviewing bid package
   Prequalification of bidders, bid bonding
   Submitting bids
   Handling errors and changes

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Architects
     6.0 HSW CE Hours (CEHs)
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

Contractors
     6.0 Commercial CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Oregon. This seminar also offers 6.0 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

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

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.

Speakers:

Eric Grasberger

Partner, Stole Rives, LLP, Portland

Mr. Grasberger is a partner in the firm focusing his practice on development and construction law, including development risk analysis and risk shifting, contract drafting and negotiating, insurance review and analysis, construction defect claims, delay and impact claims, lien and bond claims, public contracts, bid disputes and public improvement exemptions. He joined the firm in 1991. He is Chair of Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design group and co-chair of Stoel Rives’ Sustainable Real Estate Development Team. Mr.Grasberger hasrepresented numerous private and public owners, developers and contractors in all facets of development and construction law. Significant engagements include energy and industrial plant construction, infrastructure projects, multifamily projects, and both commercial and residential high-rise and mid-rise projects. He is a frequent lecturer to the development industry and the Oregon Bar.

William Joseph

Partner, Dunn Carney, LLP, Portland

Mr. Joseph leads the firm’s Construction and Design Team and is also a member of the firm’s Litigation Team. His practice emphasizes serving as outside general counsel for construction industry clients who either do not employ their own in-house attorneys or who need counsel in areas outside their usual expertise. He advises developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and real estate professionals, as well as product manufacturers and suppliers regarding matters ranging from entity formation and administration, to insurance and bonding, bidding and contracting, project administration and workouts, and liens and collections. Mr. Joseph also has significant litigation and dispute resolution experience including successful representation of clients in mediation, arbitration, court trials and appeals. He has litigated and tried construction and real estate-related disputes. Mr. Joseph is also adept at handling transactional matters that clients regularly encounter in any general construction practice, including business formation and administration, contract drafting, real estate transactions, employment matters, and other construction and design-related issues.

David Phillips

Of Counsel, VF-Law, Lake Oswego

Mr. Phillips practices in all areas related to real estate, land use, construction, environmental and HOA law. He has over 20 years of broad professional experience. He spent 10 running a boutique land use firm in Vancouver, Washington, and a year at a large insurance defense litigation firm in Portland before coming to VF-Law in 2012. Prior to 2001, he worked as an environmental engineer consulting with companies and landowners in environmental compliance, remediation and land use matters. This background proves valuable in evaluating evidence, working with experts in litigation, and working quickly toward solutions in a collaborative approach to complicated cases. Recent accomplishments include successful defense and settlement of public interest group stormwater compliance claims against a port industrial user along the Columbia River, acquisition of land use approval for west coast headquarters in the City of Portland for a national engineering firm, defense and resolution of complex recission suit for sale of an illegal lot by reversing previous County determination and settlement of a longstanding coverage and construction claim suit against multiple contractor and expert parties. Mr. Phillips earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering in 1999 from Utah State University and his J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 2003.

Robert Wilkinson

Partner, Ball Janik, LLP, Portland

Mr. Wilkinson is a trial attorney with a broad practice in construction law and extensive experience handling construction disputes, including construction defect and property damage claims. He has successfully represented the owners of condominiums, townhomes, apartments, affordable housing communities, hotels, retirement centers, and commercial buildings in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah. He has successfully represented many individual residential homeowners grappling with construction problems at their homes in lawsuits against developers, general contractors, and subcontractors. In addition to construction defect and property damage claims, Mr. Wilkinson drafts and negotiates construction and design contracts, and handles disputes that may arise during the course of construction. He has extensive experience working for school districts in Oregon embarking on construction and rehabilitation work. Additionally, Mr. Wilkinson has co-authored the Oregon School Construction Contract Manual for Oregon School Board Association. He has authored articles on construction law, and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars and organization meetings.

Casey Wood

Owner, Oswego Business Law, Lake Oswego

Mr. Wood graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School, after serving as a two year teaching assistant in the legal writing program and completing a two-semester externship with the Small Business Legal Clinic. Unlike many other business and construction lawyers, Mr. Wood has an in-depth understanding of the construction industry, as well as how to efficiently operate a company. Prior to starting Oswego Business Law LLC, Mr. Wood spent 19 years in construction with 10 years as a partner in an electrical contracting company. He has experience contracting with both Federal and State governments, in addition to general contractors and subcontractors.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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