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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

   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

   Bid form 
   Bid bond 

Reviewing Project Documents

   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.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration

   Insurance and indemnity issues
   Chain of command issues 
   Changes and change orders Payments
   Substantial and final completion
   Breach and pitfalls

Examining Contract Changes and Addressing Problems

   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

   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
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors

Architects &
Registered Interior Designers
     7.0 HSW CEHs
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This course is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and registered interior designers and 7.0 PDHs to engineers in Arkansas. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Arkansas.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. This AIA approval qualifies the course for Arkansas architects and registered interior designers. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA information under this course listing.

Arkansas architects and engineers with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this event, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance.

This program offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to building contractors. It has not been submitted for approval by any state building contractor licensing board 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.


Jason J. Campbell

Partner, Anderson Murphy Hopkins, L.L.P.

Mr. Campbell is a partner who joined the firm in 2001. He focuses on professional liability defense, construction law, and matters involving real estate. Mr. Campbell also maintains a commercial litigation and business law practice, advising businesses on formation, risk management, and compliance issues. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2009. He is a contributor to the Defense Research Institute’s 2010 and 2017 Compendia on Construction Law. Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the Litigation Management Institute held at Columbia University, the IADC Trial Academy, and the ABA Construction Forum Trial Academy. He is actively involved in several professional and community organizations.

Ken Estes, CIC, AINS

Senior Vice President, Professional and Commercial Division, BXS Insurance

Mr. Estes specializes in evaluating and then negotiating terms and conditions to properly cover professional and commercial risks. His early experience with rating, underwriting, and sales positions helped lay the foundation for his career and most certainly contributed to him being named Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas’ Field Representative of the Year in 2004. Mr. Estes is a risk consultant with risk management expertise in assisting architects and engineers, association groups, construction companies, manufacturing companies, municipalities, non-medical professionals, not-for-profits, and real estate owners and developers. He has 26 years of industry experience.

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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Construction Contract Workshop

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This is a 7.0 hour live lecture presentation with the instructors and students together in the same room. It will be conducted in a handicap-accessible conference room with ample seating space and writing surface for all attendees. Bound written materials, authored by the faculty, will be distributed to all participants at the program. Attendance will be monitored and reported to AIA/CES. This course covers the essentials of construction contracts, reviewing bidding documents, issues in contract administration, legal issues and contract disputes, and ethical issues in construction contracting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review and discuss bidding documents (invitation, bid form, instructions, bid bond, information, and addenda) and project documents (standard form or custom documents, agreement, payment bond, contract conditions, specifications, shop drawings, contract modifications).

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to recognize and avoid ethical pitfalls common to construction contracting by promoting impartial, merit-based award of construction contracts, ensuring honesty, integrity, fair-dealing and quality assurance, and creating a system of internal practices promoting contract compliance and other ethical practices.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to understand contract terminology, describe the roles and responsibilities of all the project participants (owners, designers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers), differentiate project delivery systems (traditional design-bid-build, design build, construction manager at risk, multiple prime contractor, owner control), and differentiate types of construction contract types (lump sum, cost plus, time and materials, unit pricing).

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to assist in contract administration matters by understanding such matters relating to insurance and indemnity, subcontracts, changes and change orders, bonds, payments, mechanic's liens/stop notices, changed conditions, delays, acceleration/payment claims, and dispute resolution.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                          LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity of basic Construction Contracts.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/19/2021

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.