Using AIA Document A201: General Conditions
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8:30 am – 12:15 pm CDT
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Construction Project Management Overview S. Martin
The parties, their interests and responsibilities:
Owner, architect, engineer, contractor, subcontractors, and material providers
The scope of work
The contract documents
Construction by Owner or Separate Contractors M. Blackwell
Changes to the Work M. Blackwell
Change orders and directives
Time and Schedule M. Becker
Progress and completion
Delays and extensions of time
Payments and Completion J. Lhuillier
Contract sum, schedule of values
Applications for and certificates of payment
Protection of People and Property J. Lhuillier
Safety of persons and property
Insurance and Bonds A.J. Manion
Defects and Correction of Work, Miscellaneous Provisions A.J. Manion
Uncovering of work and correction of work
Breach of Contract, Claims and Disputes V. Pallaci
Termination or suspension of contract
Claims and disputes
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states that allow non-HSW
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International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Administration)
No credit for NY architects or engineers.
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Mark R. Becker
Shareholder with Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A. in Minneapolis
Mr. Becker is a leading construction lawyer recognized for his skillful advocacy and professionalism in resolving his clients’ most challenging construction-related disputes or negotiating their most significant construction contracts. In 2020, Mr. Becker was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader partner in Construction Law, one of only three attorneys in the United States to receive this honor. His experience and practice focus in innovative early mediation methods of dispute resolution sets him apart from other lawyers with a traditional litigation-centric focus.
Michael S. Blackwell
Partner at Riess LeMieux in New Orleans
Mr. Blackwell represents a variety of clients, ranging from general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, insurers, and sureties in construction and labor issues, to companies involved in sales, acquisitions, corporate governance matters, commercial disputes, and other challenges arising in the commercial arena. He has engaged in significant contract negotiation; corporate formation, structuring, and governance matters; sales and acquisitions of assets and ownership interests; contract negotiation and drafting; construction disputes involving delays, terminations; and a variety of other disputes that arise during construction.
Jeffrey A. Lhuillier
Member of Kushnick Pallaci PLLC, Bohemia, NY
Mr. Lhuillier joined the firm as an associate in 2012 and became a member in 2019. He has immersed himself in the world of construction and construction litigation and leads the firm’s mechanic’s lien filing, prosecution and defense of lien foreclosure actions practice groups. With a practice that is heavily focused on construction, Mr. Lhuillier has been named a “rising star” by Super Lawyers Magazine multiple times since 2014. He has represented contractors, developers, owners, subcontractors, vendors and other material suppliers in a wide array of claims across various counties in New York.
Co-Founder of Manion Stigger, LLP, Evansville, IN
Mr. Manion is co-founder of Manion Stigger, LLP, a law practice devoted to representing and advising construction professionals. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Manion. was educated as an engineer and worked in project management for an ENR 100 contractor. Before Manion Stigger, he was part of the national construction practice of an AMLAW 200 firm and a law clerk in the United States District Court. His three decades’ experience in construction includes prosecuting and defending large payment claims in a variety of construction contexts, drafting and negotiating hundreds of construction-related transactions, and working closely with clients to manage operational risk.
Stanley A. Martin
Owner of Commonsense Construction Law LLC, in Boston, MA.
Mr. Martin’s practice focuses on the construction industry, particularly in the areas of contract negotiation, procurement, project performance and claims, arbitration and litigation. He has conducted more than 100 construction-related trials. Mr. Martin is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has been an active member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and AGC of Massachusetts for 20 years. He has served as a lecturer on construction law at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Northeastern University.
Vincent T. Pallaci
Managing member of Kushnick Pallaci PLLC, Bohemia, NY
Mr. Pallaci focuses his practice on complex construction, business and insurance litigation. He represents general contractors, developers, subcontractors, owners, construction managers, architects and engineers in a wide variety of disputes including defective construction, excavation and property damage litigation; delay, scope of work disputes; mechanic’s lien foreclosure and defense; defense of OSHA violations, ECB violations, construction license agreements; labor law claims and employment claims. He has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation as well as state and federal litigation. Mr. Pallaci is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America and holds the highest possible “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubble.
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Course Title: Using AIA Document A201: General Conditions
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course focuses on the provisions of and changes to construction contracts and as defined by AIA Document A201. This course begins with an overview of construction project management and the related contract documents before an in-depth discussion on changes to the work, the time and schedule, payments and completion, protection of people and property, insurance and bonds, defects and corrections of work, breaches of contract, and claims and disputes.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the involved parties (owner, architect, engineer, contractor, subcontractor, and material providers), their interests and responsibilities, such as the scope of work.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand the owner’s rights and mutual responsibilities, respond to change orders and directives, and monitor progress for any necessary delays or extensions of time.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to use the procedures in the General Conditions document to uncover construction defects and substandard work, and will be able to facilitate the correction of unsatisfactory work.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to put safety precautions into place to protect the safety of persons and property during the construction process.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with construction contracts and administration
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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