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Tuesday, January 17, 2023 
1:00 – 4:15 pm CST
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 
1:00 – 4:15 pm CST


Presented by
Lance Luke CCC, CCI, CCPM, CSI

Agenda Day One: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
1:00 – 4:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Distinguishing between Construction Defects and Failures
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
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
• Exploring defects and failures in mechanical and electrical systems

Handling Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures
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


Agenda Day Two: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
1:00 – 4:15 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Adopting Practices that Reduce Defects and Failures
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 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


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6.0 PDHs, Including 1.0 Ethics Hour

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
0.6 CEUs (Building) 


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs, Including 1.0 ethics hour, for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.

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 6.0 LU|HSWs (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 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). 



Lance Luke, CCC. CCI. CCPM. CSI.

National Building Expert, Principal Engineer of Construction Management Inspection LLC

Mr. Luke has over 40 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. He offers inspections, construction management, and construction consultation for residential and commercial projects and is a national speaker on topics such as construction; engineering, building safety, real estate, construction litigation, expert witness services, building codes and more. He is a two-time best-selling author on the subjects of construction management and building safety and has numerous articles published in national construction, design and management publications. Mr. Luke has also been a featured guest on national media shows such as Times Square Today and Hollywood Live which were broadcast on national media outlets such as ABC, CNBC, CNN, NBC, Fox Affiliates, A&E and Bravo. He is a member of various national construction associations and has earned certifications for: Certified Construction Inspector, Certified Construction Project Manager, Certified Construction Consultant and Certified Building Inspector.

Lance Luke can be contacted at 808-422-2132 or

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 and explain the differences between them.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the procedures for examining and analyzing common defects and failures for methodology and causality.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss how disputes generated by defects and failures are commonly resolved.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify, and avoid, ethical issues associated with defects and failures.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of construction design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

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