Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Construction Contracting in Traditional and          D. Ford
Alternative Project Delivery Systems

   Legal rights/duties of construction entities: contractors,
     design services firms, subcontractors and suppliers

   Design-bid-build: entering into construction contracts and
     agreements in the traditional construction process

   Design-build: entering into contracts and agreements

      • Contractor-led, designer-led, joint venture, and developer-led projects

Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate          K. Robinson
  and Effective Construction Contracting

   Understanding contract terminology

   Forming contracts

   Understanding contract obligations

   The law governing construction contracts:
     the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and applicable state laws

   Subcontract formation and administration

   Performance and payment issues

   Breach of contract and default

Making Changes and Resolving Disputes          B. Petre
  during the Construction Process

   Making changes to the contract and contracted work

      • The contract change clause

      • Types of changes: ordered and constructive changes

      • Requirements for making changes

      • Liability issues

   Solving problems during the construction process

      • Site conditions

      • Delays

      • Disruption

      • Acceleration

      • Accidents

Meeting Statutory and Contractual Duties of Design          D. Woodward
Professionals and Contractors in Green Construction

   General scope of duty

   Public buildings

   Contractual duties under AIA contract documents

   Duties on LEED projects

Protecting the Owner and the Project:                         M. Berger
Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction

   Types of construction bonds

      • Performance

      • Payment

      • Alternatives to bonds

   Types of insurance

      • Commercial general liability insurance

      • Builder’s risk insurance

      • Errors and omissions insurance

      • Additional/alternative insurance

      • Claims and notice issues


     6.5 HSW PDUs/Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours (PDUs) to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Colorado architects.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

Colorado architects, engineers and landscape architects with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This event also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education 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.


Michelle Berger

Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP

Attorney at Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLPMs. Berger has been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years as both an engineer and an attorney. She has extensive experience providing legal advice and support for highly technical and complex projects in the construction and engineering fields. By combining her legal and engineering education and experience, Ms. Berger provides clients solutions which are theoretically sound, yet practical to implement. Her areas of expertise include construction law, real estate, zoning, land use, regulatory compliance, and government contracting. Ms. Berger received her bachelors of science degree in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver.

Andrew Ford

Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLC

Partner in Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLCMr. Ford’s civil litigation practice emphasizes the representation of design professionals including the drafting and negotiation of contracts, the resolution of disputes involving improvements to real property, and the resolution of matters involving the Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon, with a certification in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.

Ben Petre

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Associate at Faegre Baker DanielsMr. Petre is a litigator and counselor in construction and general commercial matters. He focuses on construction law, representing contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and owners in complex construction litigation, risk assessment, and contract drafting and negotiation. He also handles commercial litigation and dispute resolution for various commercial entities. Mr. Petre is a trusted business advisor to his clients and is dedicated to understanding and helping them advance their business interests. He is an active member within the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Mr. Petre was named a Colorado Rising Star in the area of construction law for 2013-16 by Super Lawyers.

Kenneth Robinson

Robinson Hungate, PC

Founding Partner at Robinson Hungate, PCMr. Robinson has been a practicing lawyer in the Denver/Boulder area for more than 30 years, focusing his law practice on land access, construction law, mechanic’s liens, real estate and collections cases. His practice as an attorney emphasizes design and construction litigation, construction contracts and documentation, mechanic’s liens, real estate litigation, and real property boundary and access disputes. An author and lecturer on the subject of construction law, Mr. Robinson also handles construction law arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Colorado Bar, the American Bar Association, and the National Society of Professional Engineers, and he is a registered professional engineer (inactive) in the State of Colorado.

Dan Woodward

Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLC

Associate at Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLCAfter graduating high school in Billings, Montana, Mr. Woodward attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on a full scholarship. He graduated from Tulane in 2006, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. In 2010, Mr. Woodward graduated from University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado. While in law school, Mr. Woodward gained experience by working in several law offices, working primarily in the practice areas of personal injury, legal malpractice, and medical malpractice. He also had the opportunity to intern for the Honorable Philip J. McNulty of the First Judicial District Court of Colorado. Mr. Woodward became an associate of Cardi, Schulte & Ford, LLC in 2010.