Agenda

Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

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

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 – 5:00 pm

Understanding Construction Contract Essentials

   Examining contract terminology:

      • Parties, consideration, term, performance,
        substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages

   Understanding types of construction contracts:

      • Payment method

      • Award and selection

      • Project delivery system

      • Number of primes

      • Legal description

   Studying roles and relationships of project participants:
     owners, architects/engineers, construction managers,contractors, subs and suppliers

   Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents

   Invitation

   Bid form

   Instructions

   Bid bond

   Information

   Addenda

Reviewing Contract Documents

   Use of standard forms or custom documents

      • Agreement

      • 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

   Insurance and indemnity issues

      • Chain of command issues

      • Subcontracts

      • Changes and change orders

      • Payments

   Substantial and final completion

   Breach and pitfalls

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes

   Changed conditions

   Project documentation

   Delays, acceleration

   Handling payment claims and final payments

   Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation

   Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Credits

Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Contractors
     Voluntary Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs.

Architects, landscape architects, and professional engineers seeking continuing education in other states will be able to do so in most states. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. This course does not offer credit in New York, due to the inclusion of Pennsylvania-specific content.

This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but has not been submitted to any contractor licensing entity for course approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers

Joseph W. Delaney PhD P.E. PgMP CCM LEED AP

Dr. Delaney is the Professor of Practice in Construction Engineering/Management at the University of Memphis. He is also the General Manager of the Construction Management Services group at Delaney CMS in Byhalia, Mississippi, and president of Delaney Parametric Design. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., where he started the agency construction management business. At C&S, Dr. Delaney was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. Dr. Delaney is a licensed professional engineer (New York, New Jersey, and Mississippi), holds the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional. Dr. Delaney received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Delaney enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and he has provided leadership training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc., and L3 Communications. Dr. Delaney was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a New York State Certified Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise – MWBE) vision for equality and empowerment. Dr. Delaney recently wrote a textbook titled Construction Program Management which was published by CRC Press. The textbook is used to teach undergraduate and graduate students and by practitioners to help them formulate a process-based approach for management of large projects and programs.