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 - 5:00 pm
Contract Law Primer for Engineers T. Dudley III
Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
Understanding contract “legalese”
• Determining performance
• What constitutes a breach of contract?
• What are damages and remedies?
• Liability-shifting contract provisions: warranties, guarantees and indemnities
Making changes to contracts
Cyber Security Issues for Engineers J. Pringle
Cyber security threats and business exposure to data breaches
Anatomy of a data breach or cyber-attack and the spectrum of possible responses
Coverage that is available under cyber Insurance policies
Examples of actual cyber events, with lessons learned from those events
Understanding the Investigatory and Disciplinary Practices R. Belcher
of the South Carolina State Board of Registration
for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Understanding the Board’s disciplinary powers
Reviewing prohibited practices and grounds for disciplinary action Investigatory procedures
Administrative and other penalties and enforcement
Worksite Safety Rules for Engineers: OSHA and More R. Synnett
Chemical and hazardous materials safety
Incident reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Professional and General Liability Insurance for Engineers J. Shaw
Understanding business insurance coverage:
general liability vs. professional liability policies
Additional insureds: obtaining certificates of insurance
Understanding insurance policies:
• Duty to defend
• Duty to indemnify
• Scope of coverage and common exclusions
• Notice provisions
• Recognizing and responding to claims
Developments in Federal and South Carolina Environmental Law A. Shissias
Changes in EPA policy - air, wetlands, enforcement, and disclosure
Regulation of PFAS, the newest emerging contaminant
Reviewing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
The ten commandments of environmental law
Top ten hazardous waste mistakes
Changes to the hazardous waste generator rule - finally!
Integrating outside environmental counsel and consultants into the project
Who Should Attend
This seminar offers 7.0 continuing education hours/PDHs
to South Carolina professional engineers.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours (PDHs) to South Carolina professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.
Professional engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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.
Reginald W. Belcher
Reginald W. Belcher is a shareholder with Turner Padget Graham and Laney P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina. He serves as the practice group manager for the firm’s Workplace Litigation team, which includes workers compensation, labor and employment law, and professional liability. Mr. Belcher is a certified specialist in labor and employment law, a certified arbitrator, and a certified mediator. He exclusively represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, along with individuals on professional licensing matters.
Thomas E. Dudley, III
Thomas E. Dudley, III, is a founding partner at Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC. His practice focuses solely in the area of construction law. He is admitted to both the North Carolina and South Carolina bar associations. A cum laude graduate of the Citadel, he served six years in the SCARNG as an armor officer. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1992. Mr. Dudley is a member of the ABA Construction Law Forum, The South Carolina Bar (past chair), Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section and past chair of the Construction Law Section) and the the Greenville County Bar Association. Mr. Dudley also serves as a construction industry panel member for the American Arbitration Association and is a South Carolina Supreme Court certified mediator.
Jack Pringle, CIPP-US, is a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, where he counsels clients in matters relating to privacy, information security, information governance, administrative and regulatory law, public utilities, securities, and class action litigation. With an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he helps businesses protect, manage and communicate information lawfully and effectively. Mr. Pringle guides clients through data breaches and related incidents in connection with federal and state breach notice and personal information and privacy laws, including notification, mitigation, regulatory response and resulting lawsuits.
Joshua D. Shaw
Joshua D. Shaw is a partner at Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP. He devotes the majority of his practice to the construction industry representing contractors, developers, design professionals, and construction product manufacturers in complicated disputes and litigation. He has handled multiple class actions in state and federal courts and has successfully defeated class certification. Mr. Shaw also has extensive experience representing insurance carriers and insureds directly, both advising on coverage issues and bringing and defending coverage litigation. Outside the construction context, he has defended a wide variety of professional liability matters, including representing attorneys who served as class counsel in underlying class actions.
Alex Shissias is the founding partner of The Shissias Law Firm, LLC. He received degrees from Auburn University, the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Shissias worked at Department of Health and Environmental Control for six years, dealing with stormwater, wastewater, wetlands, air, underground storage tanks, solid waste, RCRA, and criminal investigations. In 2003, he entered private practice with a large firm, where his practice concentrated more on transactional and regulatory issues, due diligence, risk management, site remediation, and brownfields. In January of 2012, Mr. Shissias founded his own firm concentrating on environmental, administrative, and regulatory law. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina and the District of Columbia.
Robert J. Synnett
Robert J. Synnett, or “Safety Bob” as he’s known on jobsites throughout America, is the president of Safety Management Consultants, an occupational safety consulting firm he started over 20 years ago in Columbia. He has over 38 years of professional workplace safety experience, starting his career in professional safety just after his graduation from the University of South Carolina in 1981. Since that time, Mr. Synnett has created and managed numerous award-winning company safety programs. He is an OSHA safety training expert, and he has been an Authorized OSHA safety trainer for nearly 30 years. He has also created numerous safety videos and DVD programs that are used in plants and on jobsites and projects nationwide. His DVD training program “Safety Bob’s Construction Safety Orientation” has become a nationwide best-selling program. Mr. Synnett has also been published extensively, and his articles have been featured in several national safety publications.