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Friday, June 16, 2023 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT 


Presented by Jamey B. Collidge & Rebecca A. Bowman


Distinguishing between Construction Defects and Failures
Presented by Jamey B. Collidge

  • Defining defects
  • Causes of defects: problems with design, materials and/or construction
  • Defining failures 
  • Causes of failures: deterioration, unintended use, “Acts of God”   


Resolving Disputes Related to Defects and Failures
Presented by Rebecca Bowman

  • Identifying defenses to liability
  • Timeliness, contractual defenses, crossclaims and counterclaims
  • Participating in conflict resolution procedures
  • Mediation, arbitration, litigation
  • Reviewing types of damages and how they are calculated 


 Webinar Instructions
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.

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:
2.0 PDHs***

2.0 Non-HSW CE Hours***

2.0 LU| Elective*

*Live course approval. Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request.
**Live course approval. Not approved for on-demand format.
***No credit for NY engineers or architects.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 2.0 continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 2.0 continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method and non-HSW coursework. This course is not approved in New York; please 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 (S-0130). 

 The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES. 

 The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

 HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 2 for Certified Planners. 

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). 

 On-Demand Credits 
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

 2.0 LUs (AIA) 

2.0 PDHs (LA CES)


Rebecca Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E.

Attorney at Law Office of Rebecca Bowman, Principal, in Pennsylvania

Ms. Bowman is a sole proprietor, practicing in dispute resolution, estate planning, civil engineering, real estate, legal services, strategic development, and training. She is experienced in dispute resolution, estate planning and administration, engineering design and forensic analysis, construction/project management, real estate, small business start-up, employment law, and nonprofit support. She is a registered professional engineer and a certified arbitrator and mediator. Mrs. Bowman writes a column for the PE Reporter, “Risky Business,” and she lectures for the Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania State University, the Washington County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and others. She earned her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University. She just completed her Certificate in Sustainability Policy from Penn State and has recently joined the National Society of Professional Engineers as their Senior Director of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Jamey B. Collidge

Associate at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Mr. Collidge is an Associate in the Construction Group with Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, based out of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. Mr. Collidge focuses on construction and government contract matters throughout the United States and represents clients in both state and federal court litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Collidge earned his B.A. at Wake Forest University and his J.D. at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Mr. Collidge is a contributor to the firm’s construction blog,, and is a contact point for the Construction Group Covid-19 Response Team. Before joining the firm he was a deputy attorney general in the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.

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: Handling Defects and Failures in Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This two-hour course focuses on defining and distinguishing between construction defects and construction failures and resolving disputes related to these failures and defects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define construction defects and identify causes of defects: problems with design, materials and/or construction.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define construction failures and identify causes of failure, such as deterioration, unintended use, and “Acts of God.”

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review types of damages, discuss calculation methods and participate in the conflict resolution procedures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify contractual defenses, crossclaims, and counterclaims and engage in mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/27/2026

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.