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
J. Haftek, Jr.
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 Legal Issues and Contract Disputes
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
Who Should Attend
7.0 New Jersey CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
7.0 CPC Credits
(1.0 Ethics Hour)
Non-Credit CE Opportunity
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 CPCs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers licensed in New Jersey.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.
This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.
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.
Joseph R. Haftek, Jr.
Partner, Schenk, Price, Smith, & King, LLP
Mr. Haftek has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction professionals, design professionals and businesses in both state and federal courts. He has experience in handling all aspects of litigation, including prosecution and defense of bid protests, affirmative and construction lien claims; negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts; collection services; public and school bid protest and contract law issues; and providing general legal advice and guidance for each phase of the construction process. Mr. Haftek is co-chair of the Firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, where he heads the Bid Protest Team, and he is a member of the School Law Practice Group. His knowledge and experience have also been recognized with opportunities as a lecturer to both lawyers and construction industry professionals on topics ranging from construction contracts to public bidding and bid protests.
Wojciech ‘Voytek’ Jackowski
Principal, Offit Kurman P.A.
Mr. Jackowski’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate dispute resolution with an emphasis on achieving rational business solutions or cost-effective judicial resolutions of such disputes. In addition to appearing in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and administrative panels domestically, Mr. Jackowski has experience in international aspects of litigation. He has represented entities and individuals in cases involving trade and contract disputes, property loss claims, bankruptcy proceedings, construction issues, commodities and derivatives matters, white-collar crime, personal injury, and claims raising questions under federal labor law. He also advises clients on international facets of litigation and dispute resolution, as well as criminal and civil facets of various international income reporting obligations. Mr. Jackowski has extensive experience with disputes involving real estate, construction contracts, design and construction defects, and the representation of various real estate industry stakeholders in mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals.
Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP
Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law. For over two decades he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. He has defended and asserted claims on behalf of owners, developers, condominium associations, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors and sureties involved in public and private construction projects throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. More specifically, he has extensive experience handling claims related to payment disputes, construction, design and performance defects, errors and omissions/professional malpractice, code violations, delay and disruption, liens, bonds, public contracting and violations under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Mr. Nudelman also maintains an active transactional practice, drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts for his clients with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results.
Barrett L. Richards, CCC, CEP, PSP
Managing Consultant with GREYHAWK
Mr. Richards, CCC, CEP, PSP, is a managing consultant with GREYHAWK, located in Melville. He has over 15 years of experience in project management oversight, preconstruction and construction cost estimating, project planning and scheduling, and claims and litigation support. He currently serves on the NYC Bar Construction Law Committee and is a member of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law. He has presented on several construction-related topics to a variety of audiences. Mr. Richards has a B.S. degree in construction management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and earned an M.B.A. degree from Hofstra University.
Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie, LLP
Mr. Strong focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation and professional malpractice defense including representation of design professionals, insurance brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and accountants in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He has represented a variety of clients in the construction arena, including project owners, developers, design professionals, general and prime contractors, and specialty trade contractors, in all phases of construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Strong regularly counsels clients during pre-construction and construction phases on issues including contract negotiations, risk management, and disputes. His representation extends to both public and private projects, and addresses payment claims, delay, acceleration, design issues, lien law, bond claims, surety issues, defective work, and wrongful termination.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
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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 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 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 with contract documents, types, and terminology
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/19/2021
Complaint Resolution Policy:
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