2018 Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar

 | 07:40 am to 04:45 pm

The Conference Center at OCLC

6600 Kilgour Place

Dublin, OH 43017

Bricker & Eckler's Construction Law attorneys are proud to present Top Gun, the 16th Annual Premier Midwest Construction Claims Seminar.


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

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

Construction and the ADA - Issues Related to New Construction and Renovations
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

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.

  • Review basic insurance concepts & types
  • Review 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 7.50 total CLE hour(s) instruction. Certificates for Engineering CPD credit are available upon request.

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