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Advanced Construction Contracts: Sustainability Design and Ethics
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm CDT

Contract Issues on Sustainable Design and Construction Projects

Ryan Jezdimir

   Current status of sustainable construction in the U.S.
   Unique challenges of sustainable construction projects
   Understanding certifications and designations
   Avoiding ambiguity when using “green” terminology in contracts
   Setting achievable sustainability goals
   Specifying consequences for failure to meet sustainability goals
   Examining contract clauses associated with sustainability goals
   Green products and materials: delays, performance and other challenges
   Verification, documentation and certification
   Decertification and revocation:
      understanding potential consequences of failure to meet   
      sustainability goals

Ethical Considerations in Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Administration
Alison R. Mullins

   The importance of ethical business practices
   Laws, statutes and regulations governing ethical conduct
   Examining penalties for unethical behavior
   Ethics in bidding and other pre-contract activities
   Demonstrating impartiality when awarding of contracts and subcontracts
   Avoiding conflicts of interest
   Discouraging gifts and favors
   Promoting health, safety and welfare
   Ethics in design and construction: real-world case studies

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:
     2.5 PDHs

     2.5 CE Hours
     2.5 AIA LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

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).


Ryan Jezdimir

Attorney with Blevins Sanborn Jezdimir Zack PLC, in Detroit, MI

Mr. Jezdimir focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. He has counseled clients at all stages of a construction project–from bid to the final payment. He has prosecuted and defended against substantial extra compensation claims, obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict against a developer for fraud, and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Mr. Jezdimir is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. He has been selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and as a top construction litigator by the magazine, DBusiness.

Alison R. Mullins

Partner at Shannon, Mullins & Wright, LLP, in Alexandria, VA

Ms. Mullins focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. In particular, she often represents architects, engineers, and others involved in the construction industry. Ms. Mullins received her J.D. degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Before entering the private practice of law, she started her legal career as a contracts manager and in-house counsel at a large architectural firm in Northern Virginia. Ms. Mullins is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is on the Board of Governors and Membership Chairperson of the Virginia State Bar Construction and Public Contracts Law Section, an Allied Professional member of the American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia Chapters. Ms. Mullins is an author/co-author of several industry periodicals, as well as a frequent presenter.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $149.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $149.00

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: Advanced Construction Contracts: Sustainability Design and Ethics

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines contract issues on sustainable design and construction projects and ethical considerations for contract negotiation, drafting and administration.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the unique challenges of sustainable design projects, including the ambiguity of using "green" terminology in contracts.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to work with occupants and owners to set achievable sustainability goals for construction projects.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and analyze green products and materials, so as to meet sustainability goals and avoid delays, lack of performance and other challenges.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the consequence of failing to meet sustainability goals, including failure to meet owner/occupant desires and the loss of sustainable certifications.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify and avoid unethical construction practices, and they will be able to explain how ethical construction and design business practices promote the health, safety and welfare of the public.

LUs: 2.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with construction contracts and project management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/06/2023

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.