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Thursday, February 10, 2022
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)


Understanding Construction Contract Essentials                     G. Strong
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                     J. Haftek
Bid form
Bid bond

Reviewing Project Documents                     D. Utz
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                     V. Jackowski
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                     S. Nudelman
Changed conditions
Project documentation
Delays, acceleration
Handling payment claims and final payments
Resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration, litigation
Understanding contractual and statutory warranties

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting                     S. Nudelman
Promoting impartial, merit-based award of construction contracts
Ensuring honesty, integrity, fair-dealing and quality assurance
Creating a system of internal practices promoting contract compliance
and ethical practices


Webinar Instructions

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs
(1 Ethics Hour)*

7.0 Non-HSW CE Hours*

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 LU| Elective
(No credit offered in New York)*


Continuing Education Credit Information
Construction Contract Workshop
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers licensed in all states except New York, and 7.0 non-HSW continuing education hours to 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. E21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. HalfMoon Education is not seeking approval for engineers or architects licensed in New York.

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.

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


Joseph R. Haftek, Jr.

Partner at Schenk, Price, Smith, & King, LLP, Florham Park, NJ

Mr. Haftek has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction professionals, design professionals and businesses in both state and federal courts. He has experience in handling all aspects of litigation, including prosecution and defense of bid protests, affirmative and construction lien claims. He has experience in negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts; collection services; public and school bid protest and contract law issues; and providing general legal advice and guidance for each phase of the construction process. Mr. Haftek is co-chair of the Firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, where he heads the Bid Protest Team, and he is a member of the School Law Practice Group. His knowledge and experience have also been recognized with opportunities as a lecturer to both lawyers and construction industry professionals on topics ranging from construction contracts to public bidding and bid protests.

Wojciech “Voytek” Jackowski

Principal, Commercial Litigation Practice Group Chair, Offit Kurman P.A., New York, NY

Mr. Jackowski’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate dispute resolution with an emphasis on achieving rational business solutions or cost-effective judicial resolutions of such disputes. In his practice, he often represents clients in transactional matters, and applies his litigation experience in advising clients and provides value-added services in structuring business, financial and legal terms for his construction industry clients. In addition to appearing in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and administrative panels domestically, Mr. Jackowski has experience in international aspects of litigation. He has represented entities and individuals in cases involving trade and contract disputes, property loss claims, bankruptcy proceedings, construction issues, commodities and derivatives matters, white-collar crime, personal injury, and claims raising questions under federal labor law. Mr. Jackowski has extensive experience with disputes involving real estate, construction contracts, design and construction defects, and the representation of various real estate industry stakeholders in mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals.

Steven Nudelman

Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis, LLP

Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law. For over two decades he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. He has defended and asserted claims on behalf of owners, developers, condominium associations, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors and sureties involved in public and private construction projects throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. More specifically, Mr. Nudelman has extensive experience handling claims related to payment disputes, construction, design and performance defects, errors and omissions/professional malpractice, code violations, delay and disruption, liens, bonds, public contracting and violations under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. He also maintains an active transactional practice, drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts for his clients with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results.

Gary Strong

Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie, LLP
Mr. Strong focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation and professional malpractice defense including representation of design professionals, insurance brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and accountants in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He has represented a variety of clients in the construction arena, including project owners, developers, design professionals, general and prime contractors, and specialty trade contractors, in all phases of construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Strong regularly counsels clients during pre-construction and construction phases on issues including contract negotiations, risk management, and disputes. His representation extends to both public and private projects, and addresses payment claims, delay, acceleration, design issues, lien law, bond claims, surety issues, defective work, and wrongful termination.

Diane C. Utz

Founder of Utz Construction Law, LLC (Denver, CO)
Ms. Utz’s practice focuses on construction litigation, insurance defense, surety representation, and government contracting in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. Her extensive construction field experience provides a unique, practical insight into the issues that can arise during the construction process. Ms. Utz holds a B.S. degree in Construction Management from Purdue University and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Utz is also the president of Artemis Construction Management, where she provides owner’s representative services for high-end home and commercial building construction.

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: 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, dispute resolution and ethical issues in construction contracting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe bidding documents and project documents, including standard forms and custom documents.

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, and learners will be able to explain dispute resolution techniques.

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.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to implement internal practices that promote contract compliance and ethical behavior.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with design and construction contracting

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/12/2024

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.