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  • Construction Contract Law - Advanced

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    This 4-hour interactive online course provides a general introduction to "Construction Contract Law," including basic principles of contracts and key aspects of construction contracting, including contracts between project owner and contractors, and between owners and their design professionals.

    This 4-hour interactive online course provides a general introduction to 'Construction Contract Law' including basic principles of contracts and key aspects of construction contracting, including contracts between project owner and contractors, and between owners and their design professionals. This course includes all the same text as the 2 credit-hour, beginning level "Construction Contract Law" course by the same author. However, this course adds review and discussion of numerous clauses from AIA Document A201 in order to demonstrate the contract principles and appropriate contract risk management. In addition, a number of key clauses from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) contract documents are also described. Also, case notes of court cases addressing construction contract matters are presented as a means for the student to review the language and reasoning of the courts. The relationships between contractors and design firms and the potential responsibilities and liabilities that design firms may have to contractors, lenders and other third-parties will be briefly reviewed as well, but design firm contracts are dealt with more extensively in a separate course by the same author. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each section. You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer. (Advanced - 4 hours).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe the basic principles of contract law.
    • Apply the essential, legal elements of a contract and what is needed for contract implementation, modification and change.
    • Explain construction contract clauses and appropriate risk allocation and management.
    • Describe litigation theories that are argued between various parties in a construction project and how the contract terms and conditions are interpreted and applied in litigation.

    J. Kent Holland

    J. Kent Holland is a construction lawyer located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with a national practice (formerly with Wickwire Gavin, P.C (1986 – 2007), and now with Construction Risk Counsel, PLLC) representing design professionals, contractors and project owners. He is founder and president of a consulting firm, ConstructionRisk, LLC, providing consulting services to owners, design professionals, contractors and attorneys on construction projects - including assistance with contract drafting, review and negotiation; change order and claims analysis (preparation or defense); risk management advice concerning insurance coverage – including assistance with negotiating and drafting the terms and conditions of policies and endorsements, advice to insurance underwriters; guidance to those procuring insurance; change order and claim preparation, analysis and defense; contract preparation; contract review and contract negotiation.

    From 1982 through 1986, he was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with responsibility for assisting the Agency in deciding wastewater treatment construction grants disputes, contractor claims, bid protests, suspension and debarment matters and minority business enterprise matters.
     
    Mr. Holland is a frequent speaker for groups such as the American Bar Association and the International Risk Management Institute on the subjects of construction, environmental and insurance law and risk management. He has written several books, including “Contract Guide for Design Professionals,” (2012); “Working on Purpose,” (2011); “Risk Management for Design Professionals in a World of Change,” (2010); Risk Management & Contract Guide for Design Professionals (2006); Construction Law & Risk Management - Case Notes and Articles, (Vol. I. 2003 and Vol. II. 2006)); Architectural/Engineering Contracts Risk Management Guide (1997); and EPA Construction Grants Disputes: Surviving the Audit (1990). He has also has written chapters in several manuals and books for publishers including, Wiley Law, Aspen Law, and International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He is publisher of a web-based construction risk management library and legal newsletter at http://www.ConstructionRisk.com, where he can be reached at Kent@ConstructionRisk.com. His free monthly electronic newsletter by the same name, analyzing recent legal cases and risk management issues impacting design professionals and design-builders.
     
    Mr. Holland has served as a risk management consultant for the Design Professional Liability units of Zurich North America Insurance and Arch Insurance Group, and currently provides risk management services for those and other insurance carriers and insurance brokerage firms, as well as for design professional firms. In that capacity he has reviewed thousands of contracts of design professionals to comment on risk allocation and insurability of risks. He has assisted in drafting several unique insurance policy forms, including Owner's Protective Professional Indemnity Insurance (OPPI), and Contractor's Protective Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance (CPPI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Professional Liability Insurance.
     
    He is active in the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and the Construction Forum of the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Holland is a 1979 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law.

  • Basic Electricity II

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    This 3-hour interactive online course expands on the fundamentals introduced in Basic Electricity I and introduces mesh analysis as a method to solve complex DC circuits.

    This 3-hour interactive online course expands on the fundamentals introduced in Basic Electricity I and introduces mesh analysis as a method to solve complex DC circuits. Both substitution and matrix analysis methods are used to solve the loop problems. Three important theorems, Superposition Theorem, Thevenin’s Theorem, and Norton’s Theorem are introduced to aid in reducing complex problems to a simpler form. This course also covers the analysis of capacitors and inductors in DC circuits including calculating capacitor and inductor voltage and current levels at different time periods. (Intermediate - 3 hours).     

    Lee Layton, P.E.

    Mr. Layton holds a BS in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA. He is a licensed professional engineer in Georgia and North Carolina. He has over 35 years experience in the electric utility industry. His area of expertise includes distribution design, planning, metering, system operations, and relaying. 

    Mr. Layton has taught numerous training courses for other utility professionals in the areas of metering, relaying, equipment application, and distribution line design and authored over 100 papers on utility operations.

  • Working Effectively With Building Officials and Inspectors

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    This interactive online course will present a number of techniques to use to ensure a productive outcome including: knowing the applicable codes, being professional, first impressions, understanding the role of the local authority having jurisdiction, knowing when to appeal an unfavorable ruling, knowing when to accept an unfavorable ruling, and establishing your credentials.

    Who is an authority having jurisdiction? How should you communicate with them? Anyone associated with building design and construction will eventually interact with a building official or inspector. This includes Fire Marshals, health departments, planning departments, local gas and electric companies and water and sewer departments. Having a positive and professional relationship will go a long way in creating a cost effective, timely and safe project. This interactive online course will present a number of techniques to use to ensure a productive outcome including: knowing the applicable codes, being professional, first impressions, understanding the role of the local authority having jurisdiction, knowing when to appeal an unfavorable ruling, knowing when to accept an unfavorable ruling, and establishing your credentials. (Fundamental - 1 hour).  

    At the end of this course, you will be able to: 

    • Describe the primary role and responsibility of the AHJ 
    • List at least five types of building officials and inspectors 
    • Identify the important factors in determining the codes of the local jurisdiction 
    • List the most effective communication methods 
    • Identify the qualities that can be assessed upon first impressions 
    • Explain the factors that may affect the decision to appeal an unfavorable ruling

    Robert Hazleton, Jr., PE

    Bob has over 40 years of experience in the mechanical engineering. His experience ranges from hands on work at an electrical generating station, part of an installation team at a NASA tracking station and supervisor of an operations and maintenance crew at a research laboratory. Bob also has been a design engineer working for Lenity Architecture and it predecessors for the past 18 years. This range of experience gives Bob a unique perspective of mechanical system design and installation. 

     
    Bob is a registered professional engineer in 36 States. During his time with Lenity Architecture Bob has worked on hundreds of project across the United States and Canada. In this range of work Bob has experienced a vast variety of building codes and interpretations. Bob has experience with HVAC, plumbing, natural gas, electrical power, fire alarm and low voltage systems. He has experience testing of smoke control system and kitchen ventilation systems.
     
    Bob is married and lives in Oregon. His two adult children are employed in the medical field as an MD and an RN. Bob is a retired NCAA and High School football official.