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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by:
Andrew Vicknair
Ashley Robinson
Peter-Raymond Graffeo

Construction Contract Fundamentals
Contract terminology
• Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
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
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
Overview of new updates to AIA documents
General provisions
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
Miscellaneous provisions
Termination, suspension, claims and disputes

Supplemental or Alternate AIA Contract Documents
A105-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Residential or Small Commercial Project
A107-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope
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

Case Study:
Reviewing Completed Contract Documents for a Sample Project


 Webinar Instructions
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 can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs*

7.0 Non-HSW CE Hours*
7.0 AIA LU| Elective

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Administration)

*This course is not approved in New York
and states which require HSW coursework.


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs* for professional engineers and 7.0 non-HSW continuing education hours* for licensed architects in all states that accept 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). Most other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU| Elective* (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

*This course is not approved in New York and states which require HSW coursework.


Peter-Raymond Graffeo

Peter-Raymond Graffeo graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering along with a minor in Environmental Engineering. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, he went on to work as a project engineer on one of the largest hydroelectric dams in Texas, before moving on to work in the company’s legal department in Los Angeles.
Peter-Raymond then graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2021. While at Loyola, Peter-Raymond participated on the PACE Environmental Law Moot Court Team and was a published member of the Maritime Law Journal. Additionally, Peter-Raymond received the Advisory Chair Award.
Bringing the real-world experience of civil engineering with him, Peter-Raymond’s areas of practice are construction law, surety law, commercial litigation, and business law.

Ashley Robinson

Attorney at D’Arcy Vicknair in New Orleans, LA

Ms. Robinson’s primary areas of practice include construction contracts and litigation, surety law, insurance defense, zoning and planning, trademark prosecution and litigation, and general litigation. Ms. Robinson’s degree in Civil Engineering adds to her technical understanding of these practice areas. She represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and sureties on a range of construction related issues including: 

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts;
  • Advising landowners regarding zoning, permitting, subdivision, and variances;
  • The Louisiana Private Works Act and Louisiana Public Works Act;
  • Complex construction claims for payment, default, delays, and defective work
  • Contractor licensing

Andrew Vicknair

Founding Partner at D’Arcy Vicknair in New Orleans, LA

Mr. Vicknair worked as a software engineer for a major medical manufacturer and as an electrical engineer for a major chemical manufacturer prior to entering law school. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS degree in both electrical and biomedical engineering and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans has taught Louisiana Construction Law at Loyola law school as an assistant adjunct professor. Mr. Vicknair is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana, Texas and New York and is a licensed patent attorney. He regularly uses his prior work experience as a part of his legal practice. He is one of the founding partners at D’Arcy Vicknair, LLC. Mr. Vicknair’s primary practice areas include construction law, construction litigation, surety law, and all phases of intellectual property, including litigation, prosecution, and transactional matters. He also practices in commercial litigation and claims related to construction defects, payment disputes, subcontractor claims, owner claims, and claims by general contractors. Mr. Vicknair lectures on construction law topics such as Louisiana lien law and general Louisiana construction law as well as intellectual property law topics, including trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as. 


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 ( 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: AIA Contract Document Workshop

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course is a detailed examination of construction contact terminology, types of construction contracts, roles and relationships of project participants, select AIA contract documents, and ethical issues in construction contracting.

Learning Objectives:

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 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.

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 explore and discuss ethical issues in construction contracting.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with construction contracting

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/16/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.