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Presenter: Eric A. Berg and 6 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lombard, IL

Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 South Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-932-6501

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 5:00 pm

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) 
J. Weisberg

   Introduction: Lean Construction and IPD
   Development of scope, price and schedule
      • The profit pool and incentives
      • Governance, liability and risk

 Managing Legal Risk – An Analysis of LEED Contract Documents 
T. Paries

   AIA contracts 

2017 A201 General Conditions Contract 
E. Berg

   Role of the initial decision maker
   Confidential information 
   Claims-submission process
   Means and methods 
   Processing submittals
   Contractor role in design 
   Minor changes
   Schedule of values
   Certification for payment 
   Alternative dispute resolution

2017 AIA A201 Exhibit A Insurance Addendum 
G. Bryce

   Builders risk
   Comprehensive general liability coverage

Legal Issues in Building Information Modeling (BIM) 
T. Bird

   Standard of care 
   Risk allocation
   Intellectual property

Specialty Consultants and Major Projects:  
The Growing Role of Consultants in the Construction Process 
D. Nightingale

   Managing relationships
   Implications and risk allocation
   Integrating consultants in lean construction and IPD
   Potential for expanded role of consultants in future projects

Why Having a Diverse Company Makes Good Business Sense 
M. Newman

   What is diversity
   Diversity data from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
   Why have diversity
   How to make architectural and engineering firms more diverse
   Interrupting racial and gender bias: areas of bias, implicit bias,
      bias interrupters, intercultural competence, workplace culture, compensation

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|Elective

     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 contact/CE hours to architects licensed in Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois. The subject matter for architects is not being offered as meeting HSW standards.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

This seminar also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state 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.


Eric A. Berg

Eric A. Berg focuses his practice on construction law, in both litigation and transactional work. Mr. Berg has represented developers, international corporations, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers and designers on diverse projects. Prior to joining Ogletree, for three years he was deputy general counsel at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, and he was general counsel for its demolition subsidiary, NASDI, LLC, and its abatement subsidiary, Yankee Environmental Services, LLC. While at Great Lakes, Mr. Berg provided counsel on multiple corporate topics.

Tina M. Bird

Tina M. Bird is a partner in the Construction Law Group at the Chicago law firm Freeborn & Peters, LLP, where her practice focuses on all aspects of the construction process. Ms. Bird is extensively involved in the drafting, negotiating and litigation of contracts for owners, architects and engineers, general contractors and subcontractors on both local and national projects. In addition, she has extensive experience before federal and state courts and the American Arbitration Association litigating all manner of construction disputes. Ms. Bird is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Construction and Mechanics Lien Committee and is co-author of the ABA Forum on Construction publication:The Construction Contracts Book.

Geoffrey A. Bryce

Geoffrey A. Bryce is a founding member and managing member of Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. He concentrates his practice in commercial and construction litigation and business transactions. Mr. Bryce typically represents developers, owners, facility management companies, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers and material suppliers. His litigation practice includes, but is not limited to, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, property damage, real estate, mechanics liens, bankruptcy, landowner contractor disputes, annexation, condemnation, zoning, scope of work disputes, breach of contract, extra work compensation, restrictive covenants, construction defects, architectural/engineering malpractice, breach of surety agreement, employer defense and delay claims. His transactional work includes the conceptual business framework for the transaction, the closing strategy, terms and conditions and negotiation of the final contract.

Margery Newman

Margery Newman is a member of Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. She concentrates her practice in construction law including complex construction litigation in both the private and public sectors, and related business litigation. Ms. Newman’s clients are primarily owners, general contractors, specialty trade contractors and disadvantaged business enterprises. She places particular emphasis in client counseling on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, mechanics’ lien claims and foreclosure actions, construction defects and DBE certification and compliance. Ms. Newman earned a J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School in 1983.

David F. Nightingale

David F. Nightingale is a principal with Much Shelist, P.C., in Chicago. He is an experienced trial and transactional attorney who represents clients in a broad array of construction, real estate, and contractual matters. Mr. Nightingale advises developers, investors, owners, tenants, investment funds, contractors and subcontractors, privately-held and family-owned companies, and corporations throughout the bid and contract process and provides his clients with strategic advice on ways to minimize cost and risk throughout the construction project lifecycle. He represents clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, in addition to arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Tina Paries

Tina Paries is an income member at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. She focuses her practice on all aspects of construction law, representing a wide variety of clients in connection with both public and private projects. She drafts and negotiates construction contracts and joint venture agreements. Ms. Paries also handles disputes related to mechanic’s liens, construction defect claims, acceleration and delay claims, contract claims and insurance coverage issues. She has also authored a number of construction-related publications and is a branding committee member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys.

Justin L. Weisberg

Justin L. Weisberg is a partner at Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C. Mr. Weisberg’s practice focuses on construction law. He represents private, public, local, and international clients in a variety of construction-related transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Weisberg has a background in professional engineering, giving him added insight and understanding into his client’s cases. His experience has included contract negotiation, counseling, litigation and dispute resolution relating to numerous projects for office, commercial, and residential buildings, and for nuclear and coal-fired power plants, manufacturing facilities, laboratories, water distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities, schools, libraries, stadiums, exposition centers, governmental facilities, roads, bridges, transit stations, refineries, and single family residences.

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.

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: Current Issues in Construction Management.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines lean construction and integrated project delivery, managing legal risk, the 2017 A201 General Conditions Contract, the 2017 A201 Exhibit A Insurance Addendum, legal issues in building information modeling, specialty consultants in the construction process, and design firm diversity.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to manage legal risk with the use of construction contract documents.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the provisions and obligations of the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions Contract, and the 2017 AIA A201 Exhibit A Insurance Addendum.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss legal issues in building information modeling (BIM), including the standard of care, risk allocation, and intellectual property.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the role of specialty consultants in the construction process.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to describe the advantages of adopting diversity goals for design firms. 

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LUs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction contracts and documents

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/19/2022

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.