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Past events

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Construction Escalation Claims in an Inflationary Climate, Houston, TX

Panel discussion related to issues associated with current economy
Meeting hosted by US: South Central (TX, LA, AR, OK, NM) Region
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Toward Proactive Claim Management: Avoiding pitfalls that lead to disputes and increase the costs of dispute resolution, Webinar

In this online panel program, experienced counsel and experts will provide practical tips on how to proactively manage construction claims and avoid common pitfalls that lead to costly disputes. Featuring attorneys Ariel Solose and Joseph A. Barra and expert witnesses Neil Gaudion and William Siu, the panel’s broad experience spans major construction disputes across both Canada and US. Topics will include planning for cost-effective claims through proactive training and document management, managing risk associated with material shortages and cost escalation, and avoiding protracted dispute resolution proceedings. This one-hour program, co-hosted by the British Columbia and New England SCL-NA regions, will include an optional 15-minute networking session at the conclusion of the program.
Webinar hosted by Canada: British Columbia, US: New England (MA, CT, RI, NH, VT, ME) Region
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The new Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act - Alberta, Webinar

On February 25, 2022, the Government of Alberta published the regulations to the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act, announcing the Act would come into force in August 2022. The amendments to the Act and the content of the Regulations are essential for owners, contractors, suppliers, claims consultants, and counsel to understand before they take effect.
Parties should be reviewing and revising their contracts in anticipation of this Act and the regulations coming into force. They will also need to be prepared to respond to "fast-tracked" adjudications moving forward.
Webinar hosted by Canada: Prairies (Alberta) Region
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Benchmarking Planning and Scheduling in the AEC Industry – The Power of Data Collection & Risk Based Scheduling Analytics, Littleton, CO

This hybrid live panel discussion will examine the findings of recent benchmark data of over 2,000 projects and 25,000 schedules from SmartPM’s risk-based CPM scheduling technologies used today in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.  The format of the live webinar will be a panel discussion of industry experts providing their professional perspectives across the disciplines of scheduling and planning governance, schedule quality, schedule performance (delay & recovery) and schedule risk management.  The benchmark data and analytics will be shared with the audience and key findings and conclusions from analytics performed by SmartPM will be discussed.  Topics include strategies to gauge the proficiency of the project scheduler as evidenced by the schedule quality and methods for analyzing quality; gauge the schedule performance and progress management practices and gauge the project team’s ability to manage and mitigate the project schedule risks due to changing conditions, delays and unforeseen risks through project completion.  The panel will all discuss the essential role of a quality baseline schedule and accurate and realistic periodic schedule updates have in establishing entitlement to EOTs, calculating delay damages and resolving time related disputes.  The panel will also look at contract scheduling specifications, the DCMA 14 Point Standard and discuss the effectiveness of scheduling contract requirements that enumerate schedule quality standards, contemporaneous time impact analysis requirements and risk and recovery planning on live projects and extending into the end game of dispute resolution.
Meeting in Littleton, Colorado, hosted by US: Rocky Mountain (CO, NM, WY, MT, UT, ID) Region
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In the House! In-House Counsel Perspectives on What Matters to Them and Their Clients, Houston, TX

The presentation will include a distinguished panel of three in-house counsel from major U.S. and international construction and engineering firms discussing the challenges they face and their strategies for representing the interests of a single client across a broad spectrum of legal issues. Tiffany Raush will moderate.
Meeting in Houston, Texas, hosted by US: South Central (TX, LA, AR, OK, NM) Region
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Construction Government Contracts: A Practical Guide in the Post-COVID Era

This webinar will introduce Federal Government Contracts in Construction, provide an overview of the unique aspects of Federal contracting, explore processes involved in the government contracting life cycle, and provide an update on the current environment of government contracting in the post-COVID era. Topics will include compliance requirements impacting proposal and pre-award negotiation, contract administration, accounting & financial systems, disputes & delay/disruption claims, socioeconomic compliance, and subcontracting rules, among other related topics.
Webinar hosted by US: Southern California (CA, AZ) Region
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Top 5 California Construction Insurance Decisions of 2021: Mitigating Risk & Maximizing Coverage in 2022

The construction industry is a key contributor to California’s economy. The recently signed federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is expected to be a boon to the industry, funneling billions to California to improve the state’s infrastructure. The construction trade has been hit with an increasing number of disputes. With insurance remaining the backbone supporting this multibillion-dollar industry, a rise in insurance coverage disputes has followed. This program will provide corporate counsel and construction lawyers with expert insights on the standout California construction insurance rulings of 2021, and strategies to mitigate top risks and maximize coverage in 2022.
Webinar hosted by US: Southern California (CA, AZ) Region
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How to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats Facing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is being reshaped by the digital revolution, and increasingly dependent on the cloud. These developments bring welcome efficiencies to the industry, but also new risks. This webinar will feature cybersecurity experts on these new threats to the construction sector, and legal experts on how such risks are being addressed in new construction and infrastructure contracts.
Webinar hosted by Canada: Ontario Region

International Construction Arbitration: Lessons Learned from COVID’s Impact on International and Domestic Construction Arbitration

With well over 18 months of experience with COVID’s impact on international and domestic arbitrations, this panel will share some of their observations and practical tips regarding these cases and how to effectively integrate the rules, technology, advocacy skills and innovative ways to present your evidence and to participate virtually in this new era for international and domestic arbitrations. This panel comprised of arbitrators, practitioners and experts will provide their insights as to what works well and what to avoid.
Webinar hosted by US: Delaware Valley Region Region
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Concurrent Delay - A Study of a recent key judgment

The case of 'Schindler Elevator Corporation v Walsh Construction Company of Canada 2021 ONSC 283' provided guidance on who retains responsibility for delays and concurrent delays associated with multi-party projects, how the courts treat delays and concurrent delays caused by multiple parties, and the treatment of non-critical and critical delays to a project schedule.
Join our panel discussion for a detailed analysis of concurrent delays with a focus on the above case.
This ninety-minute session will be of interest to arbitrators, legal practitioners, contract management, claims professionals and all construction related personnel.
Webinar in Calgary, 1100, hosted by Canada: Prairies (Alberta) Region
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Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions: Best Practices, Pitfalls, and a Few Tales from the Front Lines

Please join the Southeast Region for a virtual panel discussion on the topic of Rule 30(b)(6) depositions. Dialogue from this experienced panel of construction attorneys and experts will include insights, pitfalls, best practices (and a few tales) regarding the deposition of a corporate representative.
Webinar hosted by US: Southeast (GA, SC, NC, TN, AL, KY, MS) Region
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International Construction Arbitration - Core Concepts for Arbitration Practitioners - Webinar 4 - Delay, Disruption, and Acceleration

Panelists China Irwin, Nader Emile, Sean D. Yates, and Steven G. Shapiro will discuss the key issues of delay, disruption, and acceleration, how these issues are dealt with contractually, and the resulting cost implications.
Webinar hosted by Region
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EPC contracts and Electricity contracts (PPA) in LATAM during COVID-19

The event will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 in different aspects of the supply chain in the construction industry. We will discuss construction impacts such as labor shortage, social distancing among others and how damage calculation methods have been affected by COVID-19.

The event will discuss the types of PPAs used in LATAM region, how they work, how they have performed and what kinds of disputes have arisen among stakeholders as a result COVID. PPP’s are an essential tool for the collaboration of a government agency and a private sector company to finance large-scale infrastructure related projects. This tool is of importance for Latin American countries to promote economic development by expanding their current local infrastructure which has been greatly affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar hosted by US: Florida Region
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Delay and Concurrent Delay: Whose Claims are Left Standing?

Webinar in Calgary, 1100, hosted by Canada: Prairies (Alberta) Region
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Where Did the Time Go? Innovative approaches to analyzing cause and effect in construction inefficiency claims

This webinar will examine some innovative approaches to analyze cause and effect to assist in the prosecution, defense, and ultimate resolution of inefficiency claims. 
Webinar hosted by Region
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Expert Evidence in International Construction Arbitration: perspectives from the UK and US

Discussion of the expectations from different jurisdictions on how Experts should give evidence, conflict of interest, etc.
Webinar hosted by US: Rocky Mountain (CO, NM, WY, MT, UT, ID) Region

International Construction Arbitration: Core Concepts for Arbitration Practitioners: Changes - Variations

Best practice for managing change/variation claims in international construction arbitrations.
Webinar hosted by US: Tri-State (NY, PA, NJ) Region

Policy, Prices, and Managing Risk in the New Global Construction Landscape

Policies are evolving, tariffs get implemented, labor and materials are in short supply! Please join us to learn about recent trends in the US and International construction landscape.
Webinar hosted by Region
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International Construction Arbitration: Core Concepts for Arbitration Practitioners Webinar 2: Project Counseling and Dispute Avoidance

Interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of international construction disputes? Join panelists Emma Niemistö, Elina Mereminskaya, Brandon Bang, and Albert Bates Jr. to learn more about the key issues involving the management of active construction projects and best practices in dispute avoidance.
Webinar hosted by US: Tri-State (NY, PA, NJ) Region
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International Construction Arbitration: Core Concepts for Arbitration Practitioners Webinar 1: Front-End Project Delivery Issues

Construction experts introduce front-end project delivery concepts for young international construction arbitration practitioners.
Webinar hosted by US: Tri-State (NY, PA, NJ) Region
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2020's Must Know Canadian Construction Case Law

Join the Society for Construction Law North America (Prairies Chapter) as we review the leading appellate construction law decisions that have been released in the last year, with a particular focus on Western Canada. This presentation is an important update for anyone practicing law and for experts to understand as they prepare reports and testify. This presentation will be streamed live on June 23, 2021 at noon MST. The event will take approximately 1 hour which includes presentations by Mr. Michael Preston, McLean Armstrong LLP, Mr. David de Groot, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, Mr. Jason Roberts, Fillmore Riley LLP with time for questions afterwards from attendees. The event will be broadcast on Teams and the log in information will be sent out 3 hours before the event. We hope you can join us!
Webinar in Calgary, 1100, hosted by Region

COVID-19: QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT

Event Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern
Panel discussion providing direct and best practices for proving and pricing claims for COVID-19 related impacts.
Webinar hosted by Canada: Ontario, US: North Pacific (CA, OR, WA, AK) Region
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Conversaciones sobre el Arbitraje Internacional, perspectiva y opiniones sobre la region LATAM

Day and Time: May 27, 2021 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern

Event will cover different topics about international arbitration with focus in the LATAM region. The event will be held in Spanish.
Webinar hosted by US: Florida Region

Claims on Renewable Projects and the Future of Renewables

Webinar Time: 12:00-1:00pm Central

This webinar will address unique claims issues on wind and solar projects and provide an industry outlook for renewable energy projects in the coming years.
Webinar hosted by US: Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, MO, OH, IA, MN, KS, NE) Region
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Construction Dispute Symposium 2021

This Symposium series will explore recent trends and emerging approaches to dispute resolution in the construction industry. Presenters include leading practitioners in construction practice, construction law and dispute resolution.
Webinar hosted by Region