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8:00 – 8:30 am PDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT
12:30 – 1:30 pm PDT
Afternoon Session
1:30 – 4:00 pm PDT


Understanding Construction Contract Essentials                                               D. Knight
Examining contract terminology: parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages
Studying roles and relationships of project participants: owners, architects/engineers, construction managers, contractors, subs and suppliers
Understanding the project delivery system: traditional design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk, multiple prime contractor, owner control
Understanding types of construction contracts: lump sum, cost plus, time and materials, unit pricing
Exploring the law of construction contract interpretation

Reviewing Bidding Documents                                                                               P. Lindborg
Bid form
Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents                                                                                  S. Dowsing
Use of standard forms or custom documents
Performance bond
Payment bond
Contract conditions (general and supplementary)
Specifications (Format, CSI 1995 and 2004)
Shop drawings
Contract modifications (change orders, directives, etc.)

Understanding Issues in Contract Administration                                                 M. Lum
Insurance and indemnity issues
Chain of command issues
Changes and change orders
Substantial and final completion
Breach and pitfalls

Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes                                             M. Salamone
Changed conditions
Project documentation
Delays, acceleration
Handling payment claims and final payments
Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
Understanding contractual and statutory warranties


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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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.

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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 CE Hours
6.0 AIA LU| Elective

International Code Council

Continuing education is not mandatory for California engineers or architects


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to architects and engineers in California. Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states that allow non-HSW credit may be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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 (S0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §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|Electives (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Administration.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits.

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


Sean Dowsing

Sean Dowsing is senior counsel in the Orange County office of Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP. He practices in the fields of engineering professional liability and construction law and is a Design-Build Institute of America certified professional. His experience as an attorney includes helping parties with their complex engineering projects, to identify engineering risks and develop programmatic approaches to reduce those risks. He serves as project counsel and lead risk manager for three progressive design-build projects in California valued at over $100 million. Finally, he also represents A/E firms, contractors, and developers in engineering claims throughout California.

Daniel J. Knight

Daniel J. Knight is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Knight, APLC. As a practicing attorney in California and Hawai’i, university lecturer, California contractor and California real estate broker. Professor Knight can truly be considered something of a “renaissance man” in real property-related matters. His law practice focuses on construction law and real property-related legal services with an additional focus on providing expert witness services in disputes ranging from initial consultation, to mediation, arbitration and/or trial. He is an adjunct professor in the Construction Management Department at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, where he instructs, among other courses, Construction Law and Construction Accounting. Professor Knight holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy from Walden University and a juris doctor degree from the Santa Barbara Colleges of Law. Prior to passing the bar in California and Hawai’i and starting his own law practice, he worked his way through college and law school as the owner/operator of a successful construction, house lifting and moving business.

Peter F. Lindborg

Peter F. Lindborg is a founding partner of Lindborg & Mazor LLP, where he leads the firm’s construction practice. Lindborg and Mazor acts as general counsel to private entities and as outside counsel to private and public entities. The firm specializes in all facets of real estate and construction, from the negotiating and the documentation stage, through project completion and beyond, including the counseling of clients in claims avoidance and mitigation techniques and the mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims. Mr. Lindborg has been lead counsel in numerous trials and arbitrations involving the prosecution and defense of multi-million dollar construction and real estate claims. He has also represented clients before various state and federal administrative agencies and has appeared in a number of state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Lindborg is a member of the American, California, New Mexico and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

Michael M. Lum

Michael M. Lum is an attorney at Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation. He has extensive experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in all aspects of claims involving public and private works. Mr. Lum provides counseling and representation for clients in matters relating to delay and acceleration, disruption, cost overruns, differing site conditions, mechanic’s liens, stop notices, default terminations, prevailing wage issues, bond claims, and construction defects. He has represented clients in state and federal court as well as in arbitration. Additionally, Mr. Lum advises clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements and compliance with jurisdictional requirements for the performance of construction services.

Mary A. Salamone

Mary A. Salamone is a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. She has dedicated her 35-year career exclusively to the specialized area of construction law. Ms. Salamone has represented virtually every participant in the building industry on both public and private works of improvement, which affords her a unique perspective to assist in understanding and resolving claims in a cost-effective manner. She has handled multimillion dollar disputes on high-profile, complex construction projects. Ms. Salamone is an active member of various trade associations and serves as a neutral with the American Arbitration Association and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Ms. Salamone has received an AV Preeminent rating with LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell, which is given to two percent of the lawyers in the country. She has also been repeatedly recognized by both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and by Best Lawyers in America in the field of construction law. She was also selected as a Senior Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and a Charter Fellow with the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

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: California Construction Contract Workshop

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course covers contract terminology, the types of construction contracts, the roles and relationships of project participants, bidding documents, standard and custom documents, contract administration, change orders, and legal disputes and resolution.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe bidding documents and project documents, including standard forms, custom documents, agreements, shop drawings, contract modifications and more.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss issues in contract administration, including insurance and indemnity, chain of command, changes and change orders, substantial and final completion, breach, subcontracts, and payments.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define key contract terminology, describe the types of construction contracts, and explain the roles and relationships of the project participants.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify common disputes that arise on construction projects and explain to how resolve them using mediation, arbitration and litigation.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with design and construction contracting

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/08/2025

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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