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Presenter: Jennifer Cromheecke and 5 more

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Seminar Location: Online

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Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:25 pm CDT

Break:                                 12:25 - 12:55 pm CDT

Afternoon Session:             12:55 - 3:50 pm CDT

Complying with the Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Architecture

   Defining the practice of architecture

   Determining for what projects an architect is required

   Complying with requirements for design firms

   Advertising architectural services

   Proper use of the architectural seal

   Exercising proper supervision and control

   Preventing the unauthorized practice of architecture

Understanding the Law of Architectural Copyright

   Determining what information is copyrightable

   Understanding the benefits of architectural copyright

   Preserving your copyrights and preventing infringement of others’ copyrights

Ethical Issues in Sustainable Design:
Understanding and Preventing Greenwashing

   Using criteria to identify sustainable products and processes

   Using criteria to identify greenwashing

   Anti-greenwashing initiatives: Federal Trade Commission Rules
      and Greenpeace’s stopgreenwashing.org

   Evaluating greenwashing case studies

Overview of Contract Law for Architects

   Understanding the basics of contract law

   Standard forms of agreement

   Negotiating contract terms

   Contract documents and formation

   Scope of services and changes

   Risk allocation provisions

   Making changes to contracts

Stormwater Management Compliance Update

   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements

   Illinois Department of Natural Resources regulations and guidance

   Local requirements and procedures

   Components of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

   Special waters and impaired waters

Environmental Compliance Overview for Architects

   Accommodating natural resource protection laws –
      wetlands, critical areas, flood plains, endangered species, etc.

   Accommodating existing site contamination in design –
      including soil and groundwater contaminants, asbestos or lead in existing structures

   Managing materials generated by construction, including excavated soils

   Use of virgin or recycled materials for fill

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects

Illinois Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live, interactive webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects licensed in Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after passing the quiz (multiple attempts allowed) following the instructional time of the webinar.


Jennifer Cromheecke

Jennifer Cromheecke is an associate at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. She handles general litigation and construction law matters. Ms. Cromheecke is a frequent author and contributor to Bryce Downey & Lenkov’s Construction & Commercial blog.

Joseph Eichberger

Joseph Eichberger graduated with a B.A. degree in Philosophy from DePaul and obtained an ROTC commission in the United States Army. Thereafter, he was on active duty as a Lieutenant from 1970 through 1972, serving mainly in South Korea. He graduated from Northern Illinois University Law School and pursued civil trial litigation initially as a plaintiff’s subrogation attorney and then as a defense attorney. Mr. Eichberger has more than 35 years of experience in insurance defense, insurance-related litigation and non-litigation matters. He has experience in negligence, contracts, bailment and warehouseman’s liability. Mr. Eichberger has had more than 50 bench and jury trials. He is licensed to practice in Illinois State Courts and in the federal courts of the  Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Eichberger is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. He serves as pro bono counsel on the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations.

Samuel Levine

Samuel Levine is of counsel at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. He covers a broad spectrum in real estate litigation and arbitration, including construction disputes, mechanics liens and bond claims, commercial mortgage foreclosures and other proceedings to enforce creditors’ rights, title disputes and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Levine is an arbitrator of mechanic’s lien cases as part of Cook County’s mechanics liens pilot arbitration program. He has spoken extensively on a variety of topics relating to construction law, mortgage foreclosure law, bankruptcy and other real estate topics. Mr. Levine is also an Austin Fleming award winner for his work as editor of ISBA’s construction newsletter, Building Knowledge, and a former editor of the real estate newsletter, Real Property.

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.

Werner Sabo, FAIA, FALA

Werner Sabo, FAIA, FALA, is of counsel at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. He is a noted author and lecturer, as well as a licensed architect. He is a member of a number of architectural and bar associations, and founding member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys. His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, is currently in its sixth edition. Mr. Sabo has written numerous magazine articles for the design profession and frequently lectures to attorneys, architects and others on construction law issues. He is also a construction arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association

Thomas Sarikas

Thomas Sarikas is an income member at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC. He handles litigation and appeals in the areas of construction liability, product liability, premises liability and transportation. Mr. Sarikas represents construction companies, manufacturers, trucking companies and service organizations in catastrophic death and personal injury cases. He is a former engineer and his litigation cases include construction accidents, construction defects, FINRA arbitration, trucking accidents and insurance coverage cases

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.