Top Gun - The Premier Midwest Construction Seminar

 | 07:15 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 13th Annual premier Midwest construction seminar.


7:15 a.m. — 7:45 a.m.             

7:45 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.           
Welcome & Introductions            

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.            
Beginning a Project – Decision Points

  • Impact of initial project decisions on claims
  • Types of claims
  • Choosing a project delivery method
  • Selecting project professionals
  • Types of documents – professional services and construction contracts

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.            
Beginning a Project – Decision Points (continued)

  • Examples of possible claims in each delivery model – GC, CMR, DB, and multiple prime

9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.             

9:45 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.           
Strategies for Minimizing Claims – Insurance & Bonds

  • Review basic insurance concepts and 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

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.        
Strategies for Minimizing Claims – Project Documentation

  • Tips for project documentation and administration

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.        
Strategies for Minimizing Claims – Project Schedule

  • 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.          

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.           
Specific Claims – Unforeseen Site Conditions

  • 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

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.             
Specific Claims – Lien & Bond Claims and Errors & Omissions

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

3:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.            

3:15 p.m. — 4:15 p.m.             
Specific Claims – Defective and Nonconforming Work

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

4:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.             
Dispute Resolution

  • Project level resolution, mediation, arbitration, and litigation

*Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and handout materials. Early bird price ends October 31. 
**7.25 AIA and CLE credits are pending for this program.

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