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Presenter: Christian Hauser and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor
3205 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-995-5900

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 
R. Jezdimir

   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 
R. Jezdimir

   Bid form
   Bid bond 

Reviewing Project Documents 
C. Hauser

   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.)

Comparing Standardized Construction Documents 
C. Hauser

   American Institute of Architects
   Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC)

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes 
C. Hauser

   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 
C. Hauser

   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

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs/Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

This seminar includes 1.0 hour of Ethics

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider 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 contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a 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.


Christian Hauser

Frasco Caponigro Wineman & Scheible, PLLC, Troy

Mr. Hauser has extensive experience with the full spectrum of legal tasks associated with a construction project, from negotiating the contract to participating in dispute resolution proceedings, preparing and prosecuting fee and delay claims, and litigating disputes. He has represented a wide variety of clients in the construction area, including suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors, owners, design professionals, and sureties. In addition, he is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators. An attorney since 1998, as well as a licensed builder in the state of Michigan, Mr. Hauser earned his undergraduate degree from Aquinas College and his J.D. degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Michigan, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C. Mr. Hauser is a member of Michigan Bar Association (Business Law Section), American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum), Rochester Bar Association and the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM). He is a frequent lecturer concerning legal issues pertaining to contractors, design professionals and suppliers.

Ryan Jezdimir

Blevins Sanborn Jezdimir Zack PLC, Detroit

Mr. Jezdimir focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. He has counseled clients at all stages of a construction project–from bid to the final payment. He has prosecuted and defended against substantial extra compensation claims, obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict against a developer for fraud, and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Mr. Jezdimir is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. He has been selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and as a top construction litigator by the magazine, DBusiness.

Tuition Costs:

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

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