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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 am CDT


Presented by
Brian R. Zimmerman

Understanding the parties’ roles and relationships
Understanding the liability and indemnification provisions in construction documents
Duty to raise potential safety, durability issues
Making warrantees and guarantees
Working outside areas of competence


 Webinar Instructions

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.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours (non-HSW)

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 LU| Elective


Continuing Education Credit Information

How To Handle Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures
This webinar offers 2.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 2.0 continuing education
hours to architects licensed in all states that allow non-HSW coursework. This course
can be used to satisfy ethics requirements or be applied to general continuing education

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 this
course for 2.0 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar
in its entirety, respond to all the verification prompts during the instruction, and earn a
score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Brian Zimmerman

Shareholder at Hurtado Zimmerman
Mr. Zimmerman’s practice focuses in the areas of construction and real estate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, commercial and residential real property, including title and survey analysis, and construction contract preparation and negotiation. He often represents contractors, architects, engineers and project owners in disputes regarding construction defects, delay, warranty claims, theft by contractor claims, right to cure and home improvement practices claims, and construction lien foreclosure. A significant portion of Mr. Zimmerman’s practice involves drafting and negotiating construction contracts through custom and model form contracts (AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJCDC). He has worked as an engineering technician for both private and public entities performing design and survey work on various large transportation, municipal and building construction projects throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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: How To Handle Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course will cover ethical issues that design professionals may encounter when faced with design and construction failures and defects on building projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the roles and relationships between various parties on a design and construction project.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe contractual provisions for liability and indemnification commonly found in construction documents.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the duty of the design professional to raise potential safety and durability issues.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to avoid ethical lapses such as working outside of ones areas of competence.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with issues related to construction defects and failures

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: None

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.