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Day One: Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Friday, July 22, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)


Agenda Day One
Overview of Contract Law                                                                                             V. Greene
Understanding the basics of contract law
Standard forms of agreement
Negotiating contract terms
Contract documents and formation
Scope of services and changes
Making changes to contracts

Reviewing Accessibility Standards and Compliance                                           R. Davies
What standards apply and when?
Federal standards
• ADA Standards for Accessible Design
• Architectural Barriers Act
• Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
State and local standards and building codes


Agenda Day Two
Litigating Construction-Related Claims in Pennsylvania                                J. Gazzola
Overview of common claims arising from construction projects
• Contract and quasi-contractual claims
• Negligence
• Statutory claims
Dispute resolution
• Developing a winning strategy
• Selecting the proper forum
• What to expect during a lawsuit
Key takeaways and best practices

Construction Law from the Construction Manager’s Perspective               J. Delaney


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 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:
6.0 PDHs

Non-Credit Learning opportunity for PA Architects
6.0 Non-HSW CE Hours for Architects Licensed in Other States
No credits available to New York Architects or Engineers

6.0 LU| Elective

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Administration)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and a non-credit learning opportunity to licensed architects in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists does not provide preapproval for any continuing professional activities or providers.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU| Elective (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Richard J. Davies

Hon. AIA Partner, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP
Mr. Davies’ practice is focused on the representation of engineers, architects, and other design professionals, as well as scientists and designers/manufacturers of complex products. Mr. Davies regularly handles cases involving errors and omissions affecting façade, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, as well as accessibility (claimed violations of ADA, FHA, state or local accessibility requirements) in industrial, commercial, and residential buildings. He also handles schedule impact (such as delay, acceleration, and inefficiency) and extras claims, licensing prosecutions, and serious personal injury/wrongful death claims arising from construction projects. He serves as a lecturer on Contracts at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Architecture and The Built Environment. Mr. Davies and his partners in Pennsylvania are the Contributing Authors of the Pennsylvania section of the Cumulative Supplement of the State-By-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims (Second Edition) published by Wolters Kluwer. He serves as Counsel to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and as Counsel to The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Mr. Davies is a Member of the Board of The Philadelphia Center for Architecture & Design (having served as its chairman for 5 years). He serves as a member of the Legal Reform Task Force for the Government Affairs Committee of AIA’s Pennsylvania Chapter working on legislative changes to positively affect the design community. He is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Legal Counsel Forum, a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

Joseph W. Delaney PhD P.E. PgMP CCM LEED AP

Dr. Delaney is the Professor of Practice in Construction Engineering/Management at the University of Memphis. He is also the General Manager of the Construction Management Services group at Delaney CMS in Byhalia, Mississippi, and president of Delaney Parametric Design. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., where he started the agency construction management business. At C&S, Dr. Delaney was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. Dr. Delaney is a licensed professional engineer (New York, New Jersey, and Mississippi), holds the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional. Dr. Delaney received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Delaney enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and he has provided leadership training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc., and L3 Communications. Dr. Delaney was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a New York State Certified Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise – MWBE) vision for equality and empowerment. Dr. Delaney recently wrote a textbook titled Construction Program Management which was published by CRC Press. The textbook is used to teach undergraduate and graduate students and by practitioners to help them formulate a process-based approach for management of large projects and programs.

John Gazzola

Associate, Troutman Pepper
Mr. Gazzola’s practice focuses on litigation and arbitration associated with construction projects. He represents project owners, EPC contractors, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in disputes arising from a wide array of construction projects, including mass transit systems, pipelines, colleges and universities, medical facilities, senior living facilities, museums, quarries, hotels, and other large commercial buildings. In addition to representing clients in state and federal court, arbitration proceedings, and appellate matters, he assists clients with contract drafting, review, and negotiation. Mr. Gazzola also provides counsel on issues arising throughout the lifetime of construction projects, including preservation of claims and defenses, dispute avoidance, negotiations, and formal and informal dispute resolution. Mr. Gazzola has substantial experience litigating and defending mechanics’ lien actions and issues.

Vittoria D. Greene

Partner, Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP
Ms. Greene’s practice is focused primarily on construction litigation, including representation of architects, engineers, and contractors in breach of contract, professional negligence, and tort claims. Prior to joining MMP&S, she was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, where she handled complex litigation arising out of construction projects and provided claims avoidance advice to various state agencies throughout project design and construction. Ms. Greene clerked for the Honorable Shawn D. Meyers in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Loyola University in Maryland in 2008, and a J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2011. While attending Villanova Law, she wrote for the Villanova Law Review and handled immigration and worker’s compensation cases for the Civil Justice Clinic.

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: Pennsylvania Construction Law

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course provides the essential information design professionals need to know about construction law. The course contains an overview of construction law, a review of accessibility standards and compliance, an analysis of litigating construction-related claims in Pennsylvania, and insight into construction law from the perspective of a construction manager.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the basics of contract law, including forms of agreement, negotiating terms, scope of services and making changes to a contract.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review accessibility standards and compliance and determine which federal, state and/or local standards (including the ADA, Architectural Barriers Act, and Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines) apply and when.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to understand the common claims that arise from construction projects such as contract claims, negligence, and statutory claims, and utilize dispute resolution techniques.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to understand construction law from the perspective of the construction manager.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction contracts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/19/2025

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.