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Presenter: David L. Fine and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day 1, Monday, July 20, 2020
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

Construction Contract Fundamentals
S. Martin

   Current issues in construction contracting
   Understanding contract terminology
   Identifying types of construction contracts
   Exploring roles and relationships of project participants
   Contract negotiation and drafting
   Case Studies: Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Examining AIA A201: General Conditions
S. Khan

   Overview of recent updates to AIA documents
   General provisions
   Project participants: owner, contractor, architect, engineer, subcontractors
   Changes in the work
   Time, payments and completion
   Protection of persons and property, insurance and bonds
   Defects in and correction of work
   Miscellaneous provisions
   Termination, suspension, claims and disputes

Day 2, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

Understanding the Primary AIA Contract Documents
D. Fine

   A101-2017 Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
     (Stipulated Sum)?
   A102-2017 Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
     (Cost Plus Fee with GMP)?
   B101 - 2017 Agreement Between Owner and Architect
   ?A133-2009 Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager
      Where Construction Manager is also Constructor?
   A141 - 2014 Agreement Between Owner and Design Builder?
   A401 - 2017 Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor?
   C401 - 2017 Agreement Between Architect and Consultant

Exploring Supplemental and Alternate AIA Contract Documents
W. Gardner

   A104-2017 Abbreviated Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
   A105-2017 Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
     for a Residential or Small Commercial Project?
   B105-2017 Agreement Between Owner and Architect
      for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
   The “SP” Series for Sustainable Projects?
   AIA Contract Documents for Digital Practice
   Change Order Forms (G701)

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
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 CE Hours AIA:
     6.0 AIA LU|Elective

     .6 CEUs (Administration)

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities

   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


David L. Fine

Partner with Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP

Mr. Fine represents and counsels clients in the construction industry, including owners and developers, general contractors and construction managers, specialty trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. He represents clients in adverse proceedings such as litigation and arbitration, and he consults regarding risk management, contract preparation and negotiation, and general business advice. Mr. Fine is the chair of his firm’s Construction Law Group and the president of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central Massachusetts. He holds several leadership positions in local, regional and national construction trade and bar organizations. Mr. Fine was named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics in 2017 and 2018, and he was named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” for several years prior.

William “Bill” I. Gardner

Shareholder with MacDonald Devin PC in Dallas, TX

Mr. Gardner represents businesses, entrepreneurs, and design professionals in complex litigation, construction, and land use matters throughout Texas. His practice focuses on construction litigation, government and private contracts, the defense of professional liability claims against design professionals, and overcoming regulatory obstacles faced by owners and developers in the use of land. His construction practice encompasses all phases of the contracting process for public and private contracts, from bidding and contract negotiation throughout administration and performance, to claims and litigation. His extensive experience and success in professional liability matters has earned him inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list for four years in a row. Mr. Gardner earned his J.D. degree from St. Mary’s School of Law after graduating from the Honors College at Baylor University.

Sakib A. Khan, Esq.

Principal Attorney with Khan Law PLLC, in Needham, MA

Mr. Khan advises general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, consultants and owners on construction-related issues. With a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Mr. Khan is able to get up-to-speed on both the technical and legal issues of a case quickly, and then formulate an assessment and resolution strategy. He’s able to review technical reports, advise and direct experts consulting on a case, and apply practical knowledge to interpretation and application of codes, industry standards and regulations. His depth of knowledge and real-world understanding of building and construction are invaluable assets to clients.

Stanley A. Martin

Owner of Commonsense Construction Law LLC, in Boston, MA

Mr. Martin’s practice focuses on the construction industry, particularly in the areas of contract negotiation, procurement, project performance and claims, arbitration and litigation. He has conducted more than 100 construction-related trials. Mr. Martin is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has been an active member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and AGC of Massachusetts for 20 years. He has served as a lecturer on construction law at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Northeastern University.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: Introduction to AIA Contract Documents

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This course examines construction contract fundamentals, AIA A201: General Conditions, Primary AIA contract documents, and Supplemental and Alternative AIA contract documents.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to interpret contract terminology, recognize different types of contracts, participate in contract negotiation, and describe their roles and responsibilities in the construction process to ensure it is carried out to meet design specifications.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the purpose of the AIA A201 contract document and describe how it spells out the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in the construction process, including the owner, designer/architect and contractor.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the intent, application and the responsibilities created under the AIA primary contract documents.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the intent, application and the responsibilities created under the AIA supplemental and alternative contract documents.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|Electives

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction documents

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/22/2023

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.