Monday, May 4, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT


   The “new normal”

   Conduct on-jobsite/conduct off-jobsite

   Safety practice in architecture

   Contracting concerns

   Claims concerns

Best Practices for Architects

   Standard of care


   Site protection—PPE

   Jobsite cleanliness

   Online activities/remote work

   Virtual meetings

   Site observations—access limitations

   Social distancing

   Construction delays

      • Disruptions   • Work stoppages   • Material shortages

   Stall (delays) in demand for design services

   Review insurance—business interruption

   Construction inspections


   HSW comes first—before schedule, LDs and profits

   “Essential” vs. “nonessential”

   Worker Shortages

   Types of projects

   AIA contract documents—B101-2017

      • RTC—read the contract

      • Standard of care—§ 2.2

      • Performance of Architectural Services / Schedule – § 3.1.3

      • Evaluations of Work – § 3.6.2

      • Additional Services – § 4.2.1

      • Suspension/Delays – A201 – §§ 9.2, 9.3

       • Termination by Owner – §§ 9.5, 9.6, 9.7

        • Subconsultants – C401-2017 § 1.3

   Notice and documentation


   Initial decision maker—A201

   Architect’s rule


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Steven Nudelman

Steven Nudelman Partner at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP (Red Bank, NJ)
Mr. Nudelman has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters for over 25 years. He works with owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals to prepare and negotiate contract documents for construction in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. Mr. Nudelman drafts, modifies and negotiates customized contracts, as well as contracts based on standard industry forms from groups such as the American Institute of Architects, Consensus Docs and Design Build Institute of America. Mr. Nudelman’s construction contracting work helps his clients manage the risk inherent in construction projects so they may adequately protect their interests now to avoid claims and disputes in the future. When claims and disputes are unavoidable, Mr. Nudelman draws upon his wide-ranging experience in construction litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, as well as in local and international mediations and arbitrations.

Charles Spitz, AIA, NCARB

Architect in solo practice

Owner, Charles A. Spitz, AIA, NCARB
Mr. Spitz earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University, and he is a graduate of the United States Naval War College. He is a registered architect in five states and specializes in providing forensic architecture and building diagnostic services as well as providing building code consulting services. Mr. Spitz is a former member and past president of the New Jersey State Board of Architects and has served on building code committees for AIA, NCARB, BOCA, ICC, AIA/NJ and several other national organizations. He is a member of the ICC Building Code Interpretations Committee, the Board of Directors of the Building Seismic Safety Council and the Board of Directors of the Consultative Council of the National Institute of Building Science.