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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am CDT
11:45 am – 12:45 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 5:00 pm CDT


Distinguishing between Construction Defects and Failures              C. Ofori-Amanfo
Defining defects
• Causes of defects: problems with design, materials and/or construction
Defining failures
• Causes of failures: deterioration, unintended use, “Acts of God”

Examining Common Defects and Failures                                                C. Ofori-Amanfo
Analyzing defects and failures for methodology and causality
• Site selection and engineering
• Building design
• Foundation design and construction
• Design and construction of floors, walls and roofing

Adopting Practices that Reduce Defects and Failures                                       S. Halloin
Reviewing proposed use and preparing construction documents
Complying with building codes and standards
Choosing materials and construction techniques
Construction site communication, coordination and other practices that minimize problems
Monitoring construction
Quality assurance and quality control
Correcting problems before project completion
Building commissioning, operation and maintenance

Preventing and Resolving Disputes Generated by                                    B. Zimmerman
Defects and Failures
Identifying parties with potential liability
Understanding theories of liability and defenses to liability
Acting to remediate defects/failures
Participating in conflict resolution procedures:
• Mediation, arbitration, litigation
Reviewing types of damages and how they are calculated
Insurance coverage issues

Handling Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures           B. 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 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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs,
Including 1.0 ethics hour

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in Wisconsin. Professionals licensed in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. 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). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (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).


Scott Halloin

Shareholder attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Halloin Law Group
Mr. Halloin is one of the most experienced construction and real estate litigators in Wisconsin. He has logged thousands of hours handling construction or real estate-related hearings, trials and arbitrations, and he has handled hundreds of motions and witness examinations in the field.

He is one of the first and is one of a select handful of lawyers in the Midwest to practice in a narrow subset of commercial and residential construction and real estate litigation concerning toxigenic mold issues, Mr. Halloin has handled mold-related cases extensively since the first significant cases were filed in the late 1990s. Mr. Halloin became a regular speaker on toxigenic mold issues and related topics of construction contract, design, and code compliance at legal and construction industry seminars.

Irrespective of his extensive trial experience, Mr. Halloin’s passion long has been legal writing. He strongly believes that a good lawyer should be able to effectively communicate complicated factual and legal matters in an easy-to-understand (and when possible, enjoyable) manner.

Collins Ofori-Amanfo P.E.

Owner and principal engineer of Collins Forensics LLP
Mr. Ofori-Amanfo’s broad-based experience includes investigation of construction defects and damage, investigation of condensation in building envelopes, evaluation of roof and wall leakage, field water spray testing of windows, and assessment of wind and hail damage to roofing materials. His work also involves giving expert testimony and assisting attorneys in resolving disputes over construction and materials-related problems. Prior to establishing Collins Forensics LLC, Mr. Ofori-Amanfo previously worked for many years at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), the Illinois Department of Transportation and Twin City Testing Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana and his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Mr. Ofori-Amanfo is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Brian R. 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: Preventing and Addressing Construction Defects and Failures

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the difference between a construction defect and a construction failure, their causes and consequences, adopting practices that reduce defects and failures, and how to resolve disputes that are generated by defects and failures. This course also examines ethical concerns involved with defects and failures.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define defects and failures nd explain the differences between them.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the procedures for examining and analyzing common defects and failures in steel structures, wood-frame structures, and stressed concrete parking garages.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to adopt practices that reduce defects and failures in facadea, movement joints, windows, walls, roofs, and foundations.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how disputes generated by defects and failures are commonly resolved.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify, and avoid, ethical issues associated with defects and failures by adhering to rules of professional conduct, exhibiting ethical behavior, and avoiding behaviors that are identified as unethical.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                       LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of construction design and construction.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/28/2024

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


Before undertaking any on-demand effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity. It’s your responsibility to determine whether or not this on-demand course meets your continuing education requirements.

You must take and pass a quiz in order to receive credit. You can take the quiz as many times as needed and there is no time limit on the quiz. Once the quiz is completed, you will be asked to download your certificate.

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