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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
 9:00 – 10:00 am CDT


Presented by
Sara Alexandre,
Bobbie-Ann Henderson

Ethical Issues During Contracting Phase of Project
Entering into the contract
• Exaggerated experience or achievements
• False statements in bid documents
• Bid rigging
• Inducements, kickbacks, gifts and favors
• Conflicts of interest
Administering the contract
• Inaccurate certifications and applications
• Poor workmanship and inadequate labor
• Substituting material and over ordering
• Inadequate safety standards
• Altered documents
General rules and guidelines
• Statutes and regulations
• Contract terms
• Company policies and training
• Ongoing internal controls

Ethical Issues During Construction and Post Construction Phase of Project
Ethical tenets that support sustainable construction goals
Ethical standards to be employed during each phase of sustainable construction
Ethical considerations for post-construction maintenance and repair plan


 Webinar Instructions

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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:
1.0 PDH

1.0 HSW CE Hour

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
1.0 LU| HSW

International Code Council:
.10 s CEUs (Sustainability)


Continuing Education Credit Information

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls Along the Road to Sustainable Construction
This webinar offers 1.0 PDH to professional engineers and 1.0 HSW continuing education hour
to architects licensed in most states. This course can be used to satisfy ethics requirements or
be applied to general continuing education requirements.

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 is deemed an approved
continuing education sponsor for New York architects via its registration with the American
Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §69.6(i)
(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 1.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

The International Code Council has approved this event for .1 CEU in the specialty area
of Sustainability (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to
all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple
attempts allowed).


Sara Alexandre

Attorney at Swift Currie
Ms. Alexandre is a civil litigation associate with Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP. Her practice involves defending clients in various areas including construction and environmental law, premises liability, products liability, and catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Recently, Ms. Alexandre was recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Construction Law list for her work in the field. Further, for the second year in a row, The National Black Lawyers has selected Ms. Alexandre for inclusion in its list of Top 40 under 40 Lawyers in Georgia for 2020. Ms. Alexandre received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and her Juris Doctor and Masters of Law degrees in Taxation from New York Law School.

Bobbie-Ann Henderson

Attorney at Swift Currie
Ms. Henderson is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience focusing on commercial and civil disputes, including first- and third-party insurance coverage, surety and construction matters, business transactions and creditor rights. Ms. Henderson represents insurance, surety and construction companies in claims arising out of commercial general liability, personal and commercial auto, property and casualty and homeowners’ insurance policies. She also represents clients in claims and disputes arising out of construction, probate and miscellaneous surety bonds. She is involved from the initial stages of a claim through final resolution, helping to examine coverage issues, identifying policy exclusions and sources of loss. Ms. Henderson graduated from the University of Florida College of Law.

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: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls Along the Road to Sustainable Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines ethical issues design professionals may encounter when working on sustainable design and construction projects. Topics to be explored include ethical tenets and standards that support sustainable construction goals, ethical issues during the contracting phase, and ethical considerations for post-construction maintenance and repair.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain and discuss ethical tenets that support sustainable construction goals.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to employ and uphold ethical standards during each phase of a sustainable construction project.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to avoid ethical missteps such as conflicts of interest, gifts and favors, or inadequate safety measures when entering into and administering contracts on sustainable construction projects.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to implement internal policies, controls and training programs that create a culture of honesty, integrity and ethical behavior.

LUs: 1.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of design and construction process

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/20/2024

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.