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    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    2017 Top Gun - Construction Claims Seminar

    Bricker & Eckler's Construction Law attorneys are proud to present Top Gun, the 15th Annual premier Midwest construction claims seminar.


    7:15 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.

    Welcome & Introductions
    7:40 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

    Hot Topics - Facility Issues Involved in ADA - Reasonable Accommodation Requests
    7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    The impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on facility usage.

    Beginning a Project - Decision Points
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    How to get started, what to expect, how to deal with the unexpected, including:

    • Choosing a project delivery method
    • Selecting project professionals
    • Types of documents - requests for qualification, requests for proposals, professional services and construction contracts

    Beginning a Project - Decision Points (continued)
    9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Examples of possible claims in each project delivery method – GC, CMR, DB, & multiple prime

    9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Strategies for Dealing with Claims - Insurance & Bonds
    9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Basic insurance concepts & types

    • Typical insurance requirements for a construction project
    • Types of claims under insurance
    • Role of the surety on a construction project – contractor default?
    • Professional liability insurance for design professionals and other consultants

    Strategies for Dealing with Claims - Project Documentation
    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Tips for project documentation and administration

    Strategies for Dealing with Claims - Project Schedule
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    • Schedule approaches and analysis; managing the time = money equation
    • Examples of schedule claims and strategies for managing time-related claims

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Specific Claims - Unforeseen Site Conditions
    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    • Who bears the risk for unforeseen site conditions?
    • Can an owner disclaim liability for unforeseen site conditions?
    • Common contract provisions that address unforeseen site conditions
    • Tips on how to successfully resolve an unforeseen site condition claim

    Specific Claims - Lien & Bond Claims and Errors & Omissions
    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    • Mechanics’ lien claims on public and private sector construction projects
    • Bond claims
    • Claims against the design professional

    2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Specific Claims - Defective and Nonconforming Work
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • Methods for addressing critical failures in performance and managing resolutions
    • Examples of claims for defective and nonconforming work by the owner

    Financing Corrective Work Prior to Recovery 
    4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Unvoted financing options for projects that need remedial work

    Dispute Resolution
    4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Project level resolution, mediation, arbitration, and litigation

    *Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and handout materials.  
    **This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 7.25 total CLE hour(s) instruction. 7.25 AIA credits have also been approved. Certificates for Engineering CPD credit are available upon request.

    The Conference Center at OCLC
    6600 Kilgour Place
    Dublin, OH 43017
    7:40 AM to 4:45 PM
    $239.00 Standard