Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 4:30 pm
Major Differences Among Contracts
or Alternative Project Delivery Systems
Extent of owner retained risk in traditional design-bid-build
Owner retention of risk in alternative project delivery
Design-build contracts and teaming agreements
Varying forms construction management contracts
Other forms of project delivery systems
Contract Provisions to Transfer or
Minimize Project Risks and Liability
Duty to indemnify
Limitation of liability provisions
Peer review provisions
Contract and statute of limitations
The effect of liability insurance
Criteria for Pre-Qualification, Selection, and Awards
James Watson & Betsy Dulin
Pre-qualification for contractors and design professionals
Getting selected or “short listed”
Negotiations after being “short listed”
Objecting to proposed “terms & conditions”
“Flow-down” and “Pass-Through” Provisions
Betsy Dulin & James Watson
Preserving and Pursuing Claims and Disputes
Preserving claims while maintaining a good contract relationship
Disputes principally involving technical specifications
Disputes principally related to time for performance
Disputes principally non-technical contract requirements
Who Should Attend
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 AIA Learning Units
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and architects in Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors; it has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
38th ED, LLC, Richmond
Ms. Dulin has over 25 years’ experience in the practice of law and engineering. She is a registered professional engineer (civil) and is licensed to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.Ms. Dulin has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from WVU and Virginia Tech, respectively, and her law degree is from Washington & Lee University. She has worked throughout her career in the engineering design and construction context as a design professional, project manager, planner, and attorney. Ms. Dulin is experienced in negotiation and drafting of contract documents, including specifications, and she has experience in both civil and criminal litigation. She also has significant experience working with public sector clients on contracting, regulatory, construction, legislative, and public communications matters. Ms. Dulin is a former dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering at Marshall University and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Construction Specifications Institute. She owns her own small business, where she specializes in planning, project management, technical writing, public engagement, and meeting facilitation. Ms. Dulin is an adjunct faculty member with Virginia Tech, offering graduate courses that cover construction, contracts, environmental issues, and related topics.
Coates & Davenport P.C., Richmond
Mr. Watson is a 25-year member of the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar. His practice is focused on serving clients in the areas of both public and private procurement and construction. In addition to having tried numerous construction cases before federal and state courts, arbitration panels, and federal boards of contract appeals, he is a frequent speaker before professional and construction industry groups. Mr. Watson recently spoke on design-build issues at the 2016 regional conference of SASHTO. His comprehensive knowledge of the construction process is enhanced by being certified for six years as a project management professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. In addition, Mr. Watson worked for over two years with project managers in construction administration with one of the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary engineering firms. There, on a daily basis he worked with engineers to resolve complex construction issues involving all major engineering disciplines. Although not an engineer, Mr. Watson twice served as chair of the Richmond Joint Engineers’ Council. He has served on the board of directors of the Richmond Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and was certified by the national CSI as a MasterFormat-2004® instructor.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.