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Presenter: Brian Autry and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am EDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:15 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             12:15 - 4:00 pm EDT

Facilitating the Project with Effective Construction Contracting
B. Autry

   Understanding the legal rights/duties of project participants: owners,
      contractors, design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers
   Understanding your project delivery system: design-bid-build,
      design-build, construction manager, construction manager-at-risk
   Using standard or custom contract documents: AIA, ConsensusDocs, others
   Understanding key contract concepts and terms:
      performance, breach, warranties, guarantees, indemnity, damages
   Modifying contracts and selecting dispute resolution mechanisms

Protecting the Project with Bonds and Insurance
C. Bruorton

   Obtaining construction bonds • Performance
      • Payment
      • Alternatives to bonds
   Obtaining insurance
      • Commercial general liability insurance
      • Builder’s risk insurance
      • Errors and omissions insurance
      • Additional/alternative insurance
   Claims and notice issues

Meeting and Exceeding Federal,
State and Local Safety Requirements
M. Cox

   Occupational Safety and Health Administration update
   State and local safety regulations
   Allocating responsibility for construction site safety
   Strategies for maintaining site safety
   Reporting construction site injuries

Overview of Water Quality/Rights
for Construction Professionals
K. Crawford

   Development of the common law of water rights
   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
   Federal, state and local regulators
   Water quality preservation during construction – wetlands and stormwater

Reviewing Accessibility Standards and Compliance
W. DesChamps

   What standards apply and when?
   Federal standards
      • ADA Standards for Accessible Design
      • Architectural Barriers Act
      • Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
   State and local standards and building codes

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
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in South Carolina. Educators and courses are subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This course offers constructors a 6.5-hour professional development opportunity. It is not approved for any contractor continuing education requirement.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Brian Autry

Attorney and Member at Kenison, Dudley & Crawford

Mr. Autry is a member of Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC, and practices in the firm’s Columbia office. His law practice is focused primarily on construction, commercial transactions, commercial real estate, and contract litigation. He is experienced in a wide range of construction-related services: review and drafting of construction contracts, advice related to construction project management and insurance, and representation of clients in construction disputes and litigation, including mechanic’s liens, collections, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Autry drafts and advises clients on large commercial contracts, including agreements for the purchase and sale of goods and equipment, equipment leases, confidentiality agreements, and letters of intent. He also handles commercial real estate disputes and litigation, including collections and evictions, and he advises clients on the construction and litigation aspects of commercial lease agreements.

Chip Bruorton

Attorney at Rosen Hagood

Mr. Bruorton’s construction litigation experience includes mechanics liens, payment and performance bond claims, construction defect claims and surety indemnification claims. He is involved on behalf of several municipalities in acquiring easements a nd rights of way and has also acquired experience in personal injury, premise liability, and defamation matters. During his time with the firm, Mr. Bruorton has represented private and public owners, architects, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and bonding companies, as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in construction litigation matters, employment litigation matters, and commercial business litigation matters. He has six times been named to the South Carolina Rising Stars list. Mr. Bruorton began at Rosen Hagood as a law clerk while earning his J.D. degree at the University of Tennessee. He returned to the firm after graduation and has since built a practice focused on the areas of construction litigation, employment litigation, commercial business litigation, condemnation, and surety law.

Matthew Cox

Attorney and Partner at Smith Currie

Mr. Cox heads the Columbia office of Smith Currie. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated among his peers and has been practicing since 1999. Mr. Cox focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, commercial law and government contracts, with his emphasis in litigation and compliance. He represents a variety of private clientele in the construction industry from design professionals, to owners and developers, to general contractors and subcontractors. He also represents business clients including software development companies, restaurant owners, chemical companies, energy companies, and the telecommunications industry in business formation and litigation matters. Mr. Cox has experience working for insurance companies, including sureties. In 2018, he was recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction and as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in 2019.

Karen Crawford

Attorney and Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Ms. Crawford practices in the areas of environmental law and litigation, toxic torts, and product liability. In 1997, the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice recognized Ms. Crawford as a Qualified Environmental Professional, a distinction awarded after 15 years’ experience and examination on a specific technical environmental project.

William DesChamps, IV

Attorney at Parker Poe

Mr. DesChamps concentrates his practice on construction and commercial litigation. He has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, insurance companies, and sureties in a variety of construction-related matters. Mr. DesChamps focuses his practice on design and construction defect litigation and handles complex construction claims involving multifamily and single-family residential dwellings. In addition, he has represented businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil lawsuits. Clients benefit from his experience gained in large, complex litigation, as well as his previous work on insurance defense and coverage matters. Mr. DesChamps graduated magna cum laude from Charleston School of Law, where he served as articles editor for the Charleston Law Review and was the recipient of multiple CALI Awards.

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: South Carolina Construction Law

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines construction contracting, construction bonds and insurance, on-site safety requirements, water quality preservation during construction, and accessibility compliance.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the essentials of construction contracting, including the use of standard forms, negotiating contract terms, understanding the scope of services under contract, and how to make changes to contracts.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with water quality regulations to keep pollution and contaminants out of ground and surface waters.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to meet and exceed federal and local safety requirements during the construction project, protecting workers, construction observers, the owner and the general public entering the construction site or occupying adjacent sites.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to obtain insurance and bonds that will protect the owner and the project from acts of God and natural disasters, in addition to protecting the owner from problems with design and construction quality.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to comply with federal accessibility standards (ADA, Architectural Barriers Act, Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines), and with state and local building codes, which enable occupants to access buildings and the amenities they provide.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction management and administration

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/31/2023

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.