Current Issues in Georgia Construction
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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
8:30 – 11:45 am EST
11:45 am – 12:15 pm EST
12:15 – 5:00 pm EST
Overview of Construction Contracting S. Alexandre and B. Henderson
– Sustainable Projects
Understanding the basics of contract law
Contracting for sustainability
Setting goals, benchmarks and performance goals
Requiring specific methods and materials
Making changes to contracts
Workplace Safety and COVID-19 – A. Thomson
Protecting Your People by Meeting Regulations and Finding a Sensible
Approach to Preventing Transmission in Construction Workplaces –
Prioritizing the flow of agency information, OSHA, CDC, and state emergency orders
Establishing your own predictive model for compliance and prevention
Developing an honest culture perspective for your organization – fewer injuries
Maintenance of site safety – a daily exercise in stewardship, responsibility,
accountability, and consistent follow through
Reporting construction site injuries
Handling Ethical Issues in Construction J. Stone
Avoiding ethical issues during the bidding process
• Gifts, favors and the appearance of impropriety
Your duties to your employer, the project owner, and other project participants
Adopting practices that minimize ethics issues
Green Stormwater Management on Construction Sites D. Moore
Overview of stormwater law
Federal requirements and state enforcement
Permit requirements and exemptions
Green stormwater goals and infrastructure
Enhancing Environmental Compliance G. Pouncey Jr.
Accommodating natural resource protection laws – wetlands, critical areas, flood
plains, endangered species, etc.
Accommodating existing site contamination in design and –
including soil and groundwater contaminants, asbestos or lead in existing structures
Managing materials generated by construction, including excavated soils
Use of virgin or recycled materials for fill
Meeting air quality standards
Managing/Hiring a Diverse Construction Workforce C. Davis
Hiring, retaining and supporting women and minority workers
Handling harassment claims
Understanding discrimination laws
Immigration issues in construction
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.75 CEUs (Administration)
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This webinar offers 7.5 PDHs to professional engineers and
7.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed
in Georgia. Educators and courses are not subject to
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System has approved this course for 7.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor
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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.
Chandra Davis Attorney & Partner at The Employment Law Solution
Ms. Davis is a co-founding partner of ELS and has been practicing employment law for over 16 years. She has extensive experience as a management side lawyer and as a Trial Attorney for the EEOC. At the EEOC, Ms. Davis served as first chair in over 25 litigation matters on behalf of the Commission and managed investigative files for over 250 Charges for the purpose of recommending the initiation of litigation in connection with various civil actions. Ms. Davis is an effective negotiator, mediator, labor and employment law advisor, trainer and litigator. She is registered with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has mediated a variety of employment matters at the Agency and litigation stages.
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.
David Montgomery Moore
David Montgomery Moore Attorney & Partner at Earth & Water Law
Mr. Moore represents businesses regarding complex environmental regulatory matters, government investigations and authorizations, and litigation. He was an attorney with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, working in EPA offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and New York where he focused on work with water, stormwater and related issues including permitting. Mr. Moore has been lead counsel, speaker, and litigator involving stormwater management infrastructure development and permitting representing billions in capital investment across much of the nation. He has been an adjunct professor at Emory School of Law for decades and was one of the founders of the environmental litigation clinic at Emory Law. Mr. Moore graduated from the nationally acclaimed environmental law program at Pace University School of Law.
Gerald Pouncey Jr.
Gerald Pouncey Jr. Attorney & Chairman at Morris, Manning, & Martin
Mr. Pouncey is the Chairman of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. A Senior Partner in the firm, he also heads the Environmental and Infrastructure Practices. His primary focus is the acquisition, disposition and/or the redevelopment of properties with significant environmental impact (including state and federal superfund sites), mergers, investments and financing related to such properties and the development and implementation of green energy technologies and strategies. He lectures nationally on these topics. Mr. Pouncey has led efforts in the permitting, financing, acquisition, redevelopment and regulatory closure of numerous industrial properties, mines and landfills throughout the United States. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.
Josh Stone Attorney & Partner at Stone & Bellus
Mr. Stone has represented owners, contractors, and suppliers in the construction industry for over 25 years, assisting in the resolution of disputes and in the provision of the advice necessary to prevent or reduce future disputes. Mr. Stone has represented clients in the largest construction companies throughout the Southeast and other portions of the United States. His practice focus covers all aspects of Construction Law and Business/Commercial Law. Mr. Stone has both a C.P.A. and J.D., and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Andy Thomson Founder & Partner at Big Oak Consulting
Mr. Thomson is the founder and partner at Big Oak Consulting, LLC., a consulting company that was created so that Mr. Thomson and his partner, Mr. Pete Herrera could bring their extensive careers of experience in safety management and leadership to companies both large and small who suffer from stalled or negative culture aspects. Mr. Thomson has spent over 30 years working in above ground and underground utilities transmission and distribution infrastructure operations and administration, vertical building trades and materials testing. Having worked within both healthy and ill corporate safety cultures, he has developed a unique skill set as a passionate evaluator and builder of positive and sustainable corporate culture, Mr. Thomson has worked tirelessly through his career as a change facilitator for C suite executives seeking measurable results through program evaluation, cultural navigation or establishment, program correction and ultimately sustainability through consistent leadership.
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Course Title: Current Issues in Georgia Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines a number of topics that are of interest to Georgia architects, engineers, and contractors. They include sustainable project contracting, COVID-19 safety, ethics in construction, green stormwater management on construction sites, environmental conpliance, and diversity the construction workforce.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss how to traditional contracting differs from contracting for sustainability goals and outcomes, including specific construction materials and practices.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of prioritizing OSHA, CDC, and state emergency orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the work site. If COVID transmission is taking place on the worksite, it will spread beyond the worksite to family, friends and the general public.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and avoid unethical practices in the project bidding process, and they will be able to explain the importance of hiring, retaining and supporting women and minority workers in the construction workforce.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to practice green stormwater management on construction sites and more general environmental protection practices, all of which prevent environmental degredation from stormwater run-off, land, water, and polluting actions, and the mishandling of materials, both new and existing.
LUs: 7.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with construction design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/19/2023
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