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Monday, October 18, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)
Construction Contract Fundamentals A.J. Manion
Understanding types of construction contracts:
• Stipulated sum
• Cost plus fee
• Design build
• Construction management
Understanding roles and relationships of project participants:
• Owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers
Contract negotiation and drafting
Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation
The Primary AIA Contract Documents M. Blackwell, S. O’Rourke
A101-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (Stipulated Sum)
A102-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (Cost Plus Fee with GMP)
B101 – 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect
A133-2009 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager Where Construction Manager is also Constructor
A141 – 2014 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Builder
A401 – 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor
C401 – 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant
AIA A201: General Conditions S. Richeson
Overview of new updates to AIA documents
Project participants: owner, contractor, architect, engineer, subcontractors
Changes in the work
Time, payments and completion
Protection of persons and property, insurance and bonds
Defects in and correction of work
Termination, suspension, claims and disputes
Supplemental or Alternate AIA Contract Documents R. Starnes
A105 – 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
A104 – 2017 Standard Abbreviated Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
B105 – 2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
The “SP” series for sustainable projects
AIA contract documents for digital practice
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7.0 CE Hours (non-HSW)
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU| Elective
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Administration)
Continuing Education Credit Information
AIA Contract Document Workshop
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 continuing education
hours to architects in states that allow non-HSW coursework.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in
Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New
Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education
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Michael S. Blackwell
Partner at Riess LeMieux in New Orleans
Mr. Blackwell represents a variety of clients, ranging from general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, insurers, and sureties in construction and labor issues, to companies involved in sales, acquisitions, corporate governance matters, commercial disputes, and other challenges arising in the commercial arena. He has engaged in significant contract negotiation; corporate formation, structuring, and governance matters; sales and acquisitions of assets and ownership interests; contract negotiation and drafting; construction disputes involving delays, terminations for default, payment, asset seizure, fraud, labor and employment issues; and a variety of other disputes that arise during construction. Mr. Blackwell regularly lectures on matters affecting construction clients, on ethics and liability for engineers, and on changes in Louisiana construction law for construction managers.
Co-Founder of Manion Stigger, LLP
Mr. Manion is Co-founder of Manion Stigger, LLP, a law practice devoted to representing and advising construction professionals. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Manion. was educated as an engineer and worked in project management for an ENR 100 contractor. Before Manion Stigger, he was part of the national construction practice of an AMLAW 200 firm and a law clerk in the United States District Court. His three decades’ experience in construction includes prosecuting and defending large payment claims in a variety of construction contexts, drafting and negotiating hundreds of construction-related transactions, and working closely with clients to manage operational risk. Mr. Manion brings to each task the combined lessons of an engineering education, MBA education, project management background, experiences as an advocate. Manion Stigger represents general contractors, construction managers, design-builders, and specialty contractors throughout the United States.
Stephanie L. O’Rourke
Principal in the San Antonio office of Cokinos | Young
Ms. O’Rourke is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and manages the firm’s San Antonio office. Her practice focuses on the representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction disputes as well as insurance companies and businesses in complex disputes. Ms. O’Rourke has a wealth of experience in delay and interference claims, defective construction and general construction disputes, and she is consistently asked to present at workshops and seminars regarding her expertise on contracts, sureties and bonds. Ms. O’Rourke’s expertise in construction litigation has earned her recognition from numerous publications and organizations. She is board certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and serves as the secretary for the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, and she is on the Board of Directors for ABC and CFMA.
Stuart G. Richeson
Associate at Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Mr. Richeson practices in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction, intellectual property and insurance defense litigation. His cases have included commercial, industrial and residential construction disputes, a civil RICO claim involving a multi-million dollar insurance kick-back scheme, copyright and design patent litigation over Mardi Gras beads, utility patent litigation involving the heel design of running shoes, tax treatment of illegal slot machines, legal malpractice defense and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Richeson received his B.A. degree in Political Science, with honors, from Michigan State University and his law degree from Tulane University Law School. He is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Tennessee.
Ryan A. Starnes
Partner at Libby Sparks Willis Starnes PLLC in Dallas
Mr. Starnes represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, and has significant experience in construction law, commercial litigation, and intellectual property disputes. He enjoys providing effective counsel to clients and takes pride in being quick to respond to client inquiries. His litigation and courtroom experience have helped him develop a unique skill set in counseling clients in construction contracts, trademark filings, entity formations, employment agreements, and other transactional matters. His primary objective in any matter is to efficiently solve his client’s problems. Mr. Starnes was named a Top Attorney under 40, by D Magazine 2018 and 2019; and a Rising Star in Texas Super Lawyers (2015 – 2018). He has written and lectured extensively on copyright law in the context of design professionals such as architects and engineers, as well as risk management and ethics issues in the construction industry.
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Course Title: AIA Contract Document Workshop
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course is a detailed examination of construction contact terminology, types of construction types, roles and relationships of project participants, legal aspects of construction contacts, and select AIA contract documents.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to know when to use AIA Standard forms A101-2017, A102-2017, B101-2017, A133-2009, and A401-2017, and they will be able to identify the obligations and project participant relationships that are created by those agreements.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to know when to use and understand the obligations of supplemental or alternate AIA contract documents A105-2017, A107-2017, B105-2017, and “SP” Series for Sustainable Projects.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and differentiate types of construction contracts and when each type is best suited for the project.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify changes to AIA A201: General Conditions affecting project participant relationships, changes in work, time, payments and completion, protection of persons and property, insurance and bonds, defects and correction of work, termination, suspension, claims and disputes.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with construction contracting
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/26/2023
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