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,
Understanding types of construction contracts: lump sum, cost plus,
time and materials, unit pricing
Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation
Reviewing Bidding Documents
Reviewing Project Documents
Use of standard forms or custom documents
Contract conditions general and supplementary
Specifications Format, CSI 1995 and 2004
Contract modifications change orders, directives, etc.
Understanding Issues in Contract Administration
Insurance and indemnity issues
Chain of command issues
Changes and change orders
Substantial and final completion
Breach and pitfalls
Examining Contract Changes and Addressing Problems
Handling payment claims and final payments
Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
Understanding contractual and statutory warranties
Comparing Standardized Construction Documents
American Institute of Architects
Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee EJCDC)
Who Should Attend
7.0 HSW CEHs
7.0 AIA LU|Elective
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
8.0 General Credits
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Colorado.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonsemnars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.
This course also offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states with mandatory continuing education.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.
This Course is approved for 8.0 general credits for attorneys by the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
This event also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity 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.
Gilbert R. Egle
Gilbert R. Egle is a partner at Preeo Silverman Green & Egle, P.C., with over 30 years of experience in the practice of law. He actively represents clients in a wide range of business, litigation and construction matters. His construction practice includes representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in contract drafting and negotiations, mechanic’s liens and verified claims, bond claims, arbitration, and litigation involving claims and other construction issues. Mr. Egle is a frequent speaker on construction topics and for a number of years taught classes to contractors on many aspects of construction contracts.
Daniel E. Evans
Daniel E. Evans is a partner in the Denver office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, practicing in the Construction and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with more than 25 years of successfully representing architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction matters. He has extensive experience handling construction defects as well as architect and engineer errors and omissions in design. Mr. Evans works on delay/impact, acceleration, inefficiency, cost overrun, Miller Act, and warranty disputes. He also helps his design and construction clients with developing and negotiating their contracts.
Keith Ray is the owner of The Ray Law Firm, LLC, which has a nationwide subrogation practice handling large losses of all types ranging from single family homes to multimillion-dollar fire and water losses at hotels and other commercial properties. His subrogation practice primarily consists of handling property losses involving construction defects, products liability, contract and general negligence claims from the initial scene exam through recovery. He has over 20 years of experience litigating a diverse array of cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Ray is admitted in Colorado and Texas as well as numerous federal district courts and circuit courts of appeals.
Kelley G. Shirk
Kelley G. Shirk is a member at Hall & Evans, LLC, where she supports the Construction & Design, Public Entity, and Real Estate practice groups. Her trial practice includes construction defect defense, contract and complex commercial litigation disputes, professional liability defense, land use litigation, and other property law disputes. In addition to her litigation background, Ms. Shirk also provides counseling to a variety of public entities, nonprofits, businesses, and corporations, along with representing clients in transactional matters related to real estate law. Her litigation practice provides a unique perspective when allocating risks in contracts to avoid common pitfalls that lead to or escalate litigation.
Christopher P. Soper
Christopher P. Soper is Of Counsel at Taylor Anderson LLP. He has handled the litigation, arbitration and mediation of hundreds of construction disputes. His practice also involves the review and negotiation of construction contract documents and counseling while construction projects are ongoing. Mr. Soper has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties on public and private projects in matters involving breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, cost overruns, delay claims, acceleration claims, inefficiency claims, construction deficiencies, cardinal change claims, bid protests, lien and bond claims, specification disputes, and pay-if-paid/pay-when-paid payment disputes.
Diane C. Utz
Diane C. Utz is the founder of Utz Construction Law, LLC. Her practice focuses on construction litigation, insurance defense, surety representation, and government contracting in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. Her extensive construction field experience provides a unique, practical insight into the issues that can arise during the construction process. Ms. Utz holds a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Purdue University and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Utz is also the president of Artemis Construction Management, where she provides owner’s representative services for high-end home and commercial building construction.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 course covers contract terminology, the types of construction contracts, the roles and relationships of project participants, bidding documents, standard and custom documents, contract administration, legal issues, and dispute resolution.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe bidding documents and project documents, including standard forms and custom documents.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss issues in contract administration, including insurance and indemnity, chain of command, changes, and change orders, substantial and final completion, breach, subcontracts, and payments, and learners will be able to explain dispute resolution techniques.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define key contract terminology, describe the types of construction contracts, and explain the roles and relationships of the project participants.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to to evaluate and compare standard construction documents, including those of the AIA, ConsensusDocs, and Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LUs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction documents and contracts.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/30/2022
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com 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.