This one-day seminar will focus on three critical areas in the construction industry: construction and workplace safety, construction claims and design-build and liability issues. The goal of this seminar is to provide all who work in the construction industry with the law and strategies to recognize and deal with common issues related to each of these key areas.
Topics to be discussed include:
- The Occupational Safety And Health Act ('OSHA')
- Workers' Compensation
- Contract Forms
- Liability Issues For Design Builders
- Contract Considerations
- Warranties And Guaranties
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Construction And Workplace Safety Issues
A. Contractual Issues
B. The Occupational Safety And Health Act ('OSHA')
1. Statutory Framework
2. Inspection Process
3. Citation Process
4. Types And Amounts Of Violations And Fines
5. Appeals Process
C. Workers' Compensation
D. The Woodson Exception To The Workers' Compensation Exclusivity Rule
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
II. Design-Build Contracts And Liability Issues
A. Definition And Meaning Of 'Design-Build'
B. Advantages And Disadvantages
C. Contract Forms
1. AIA Contract Forms
2. AGC Contract Forms
3. Other Forms
D. Liability Issues For Design Builders
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
III. Question And Answer: Safety And Design-Build
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Construction Claims: Contract Considerations
A. Incorporation By Reference
B. Progress Payments And Final Payment
C. Acceleration, Out Of Sequence And Delay Costs
D. Notice Provisions
E. Documenting A Claim
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
V. Construction Claims: Warranties And Guaranties
A. Express Warranties
1. Goods: Material And Equipment
2. Services: Workmanship And Performance
B. Implied Warranties
1. Goods: Uniform Commercial Code
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Question And Answer: Construction Claims