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Presenter: Joseph R. Haftek, Jr. and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


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

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

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials 
G. Strong

   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.

   Bid form 
   Bid bond 

Reviewing Project Documents 
B. Richards

   Use of standard forms or custom documents
   Performance bond
   Payment bond
   Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
   Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)
   Shop drawings
   Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration 
W. Jackowski

   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 
S. Nudelman

   Changed conditions 
   Project documentation
   Delays, acceleration 
   Handling payment claims and final payments
   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting 
S. Nudelman

   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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 New Jersey CE Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 CPC Credits
     (2.0 Ethics Hour)

Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 CPC credits to New Jersey professional engineers including 2.0 ethics hours. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA/CES are accepted for New Jersey architects. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Participation will be monitored, and completion certificates will be available after the webinar for individuals who complete the entire event, respond to all the monitoring prompts and earn 80% on the quiz


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 his practice, he often represents clients in transactional matters, and applies his litigation experience in advising clients and provides value-added services in structuring business, financial and legal terms for his construction industry clients. 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. 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.

Steven Nudelman

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.

Gary Strong

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.

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: 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 Objectives: 

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:

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.