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Tuesday, August 16, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST


Best Practices for Preventing Problems During Construction
Presented by: Greg Trif

  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Scheduling and cost control
  • Quality assurance/control

Handling Scheduling Problems
Presented by: Alexandra C. Colby

  • Creating a reasonable schedule
  • Monitoring and maintaining the schedule
  • Handling schedule blow-ups: weather, site conditions, labor shortages, supply issues

Making Ordered Changes
Presented by: Steven Nudelman

  • Making the process easy
  • Documenting and communicating changes
  • Turning a constructive change into an ordered change

Managing Constructive Changes
Presented by: Steven Nudelman

  • Identifying the change and its origin
  • Communicating and documenting the change
  • Doing (or not doing) the work

Managing Costs
Presented by: Rod Francovalle

  • Resource planning
  • Cost estimating and budgeting
  • Cost control

Managing Supply Chain Issues
Presented by: Roland P. Driscoll

  • Working with material providers
  • Shortages and bottlenecks
  • Alternate providers


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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

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Administration)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland 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 HSW LUs (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).

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:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Alexandra C. Colby

Attorney in the New Jersey office of Cokinos and Young

Ms. Colby mainly represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in private and public contract disputes. She spent her undergraduate career focusing on international economic development policy, traveling to twelve countries in four years. While working for Grameen Australia Philippines in Quezon City, she found a passion for development contract work and decided to attend law school. Ms. Colby continued working toward a career in development contracts by spending a summer serving as a Law Clerk to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Acquisition and Assistance team in the Office of General Counsel, where she worked on disputes arising under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Foreign Assistance Act. She then attended LUISS Guido Carli in Rome for an LL.M. in International, Comparative, and E.U. law, where she focused her studies on international business law. Ms. Colby began her post-graduate career by serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C. (ret.) for a one-year term. During her clerkship term, she worked on land use matters, bid protests on state and local contract projects, Open Public Records Act disputes, and various civil procedure and criminal matters. She then joined a construction litigation boutique firm, where she represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, hotel owners, and hospitality management companies in transactional and litigation work, from pre-trial to the highest levels of appeals. Ms. Colby worked on matters in state and federal court in eight states, and those in private mediations and arbitrations.

Roland P. Driscoll

Attorney in the New Jersey office of Cokinos and Young

Mr. Driscoll obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College in 2011. Subsequent to his time in Boston, he attended Rutgers School of Law, from which he graduated in 2014. He has significant experience in personal injury matters, including actions involving claims of wrongful death and catastrophic injury. Mr. Driscoll has represented the interests of municipalities, hospitals, contractors, and commercial premises owners in various actions. He also has experience in defending property damage claims and medical malpractice matters, as well as actions involving New York Labor Law and Construction related lawsuits.

Rod Francovalle

Director of Project Controls with Spire Consulting Group, LLC

With over 20 years of project controls experience,  Mr. Francovalle’s career has included the management of over $25 billion in projects all over the world, serving his clients in a multitude of industries and project types. He has advanced understanding of project management and project controls ensures that his clients reach their desired outcomes from each project he serves. From proactive to forensic cost and scheduling analysis, Mr. Francovalle understands both the intricacies and the importance of guaranteeing that a project’s processes and procedures help avoid pitfalls, closely monitor its execution, and seamlessly navigate its logistics. Having held senior leadership positions for various companies based both domestically and internationally, He has a thorough grasp of how to properly manage the many facets of a project, no matter its location. Mr. Francovalle is a Certified Cost Consultant with AACE International. A CCP is an experienced practitioner with advanced knowledge and technical expertise to apply the broad principles and best practices of Total Cost Management (TCM) in the planning, execution and management of any organizational project or program. CCPs also demonstrate the ability to research and communicate aspects of TCM principles and practices to all levels of project or program stakeholders, both internally and externally.

Steven Nudelman

Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis, LLP

Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law. For over two decades he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. He has defended and asserted claims on behalf of owners, developers, condominium associations, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors and sureties involved in public and private construction projects throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. More specifically, Mr. Nudelman has extensive experience handling claims related to payment disputes, construction, design and performance defects, errors and omissions/professional malpractice, code violations, delay and disruption, liens, bonds, public contracting and violations under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. He also maintains an active transactional practice, drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts for his clients with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results.

Greg Trif

Founding member of Trif & Modugno LLC

Mr. Trif has a diverse practice in the areas of construction and complex commercial litigation. His representative clients include private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, utility and heavy highway contractors, renewable energy firms and manufacturers of building products. He regularly prosecutes and defends claims in various federal and state courts, as well as providing arbitration tribunals. Mr. Trif also concentrates in the area of labor disputes, public procurement, bid protests, negotiation of change orders and equitable adjustment claims. He also advises clients in the review, negotiation and drafting of construction contracts, as well providing guidance and counsel in project dispute resolution and project crisis management. Mr. Trif frequently authors articles and lectures to lawyers and construction industry professionals on topics related to the construction industry and construction law.

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: Solving Problems During the Construction Process: A Webinar for New Jersey Building Professionals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course focuses on the best practices used to prevent problems during construction and analyzes solutions to five different types of issues that may arise on a construction project: handling scheduling problems, making ordered changes, making constructive changes, managing costs and managing supply chain issues.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to adopt best practices for preventing problems in the construction phase before they arise, such as communication, documentation, scheduling, cost control and quality assurance.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to create a reasonable construction schedule, monitor and maintain the schedule, and utilize strategies to handle unforeseen scheduling issues such as inclement weather, labor shortages, supply issues, etc.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify constructive changes and their origins, communicate and document the change.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to develop solutions to supply shortages and bottlenecks by working with material providers and locating alternate providers.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with construction management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/18/2026

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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