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NASBP 2021 VIRTUAL SEMINAR PACKAGE

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Registration for the 2021 Virtual Seminar Annual Subscriptions, is now open and available only to NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates. Still only $995–that’s nearly half off what you would pay if you bought each of the nearly two dozen Virtual Seminars individually. Again in 2021, NASBP is offering a Subordinate Subscription, available online to the enrolled member location(s) of an NASBP maximum dues-cap member and the branch location(s) of an affiliate member. In order for a Member or Affiliate to be eligible for the Subordinate Subscription, one enrolled member location must already have purchased the Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription at the $995 fee. Then when any (or each) enrolled member location goes to register, it will be charged only the $250 Subordinate Subscription fee (If you are not seeing the subordinate subscription rate, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code).

Note: NASBP member firms that are not maximum dues-cap members but have several dues-paying members in different locations are still eligible for the Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions but due to database restrictions, the transaction must be completed manually through NASBP staff.  One location must first purchase the Annual Subscription at the $995 rate (payable online with a credit card), and then the dues-paying member location(s) should email prodev@nasbp.org and request a subordinate discount registration code to register at the discounted rate online.

Virtual Seminar Annual and Subordinate Subscriptions are Non-refundable, and cannot be pro-rated.

All Annual and Subordinate Subscribers will:

  • Be registered automatically for all Virtual Seminars held in 2021;
  • Automatically have access to recordings of all Virtual Seminars held in 2021;
  • Automatically have access to the library of past Virtual Seminars on-demand throughout the year!

Each purchased registration, whether an Annual or Subordinate or one-time purchase, grants access to one computer login/phone connection per physical location.

Interested in registering 14+ locations, additional discounts are available, please contact Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org.


  • Topic 606: Revenue Recognition and the Impact to Contractors Financial Statements

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/12/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    With the construction industry a full year into the revenue recognition rules being adopted by non-public entities, our speakers will discuss the key changes that have come forth and review the modifications that users of the financial statements should be seeing to ensure proper adoption is present.

    With the construction industry a full year into the revenue recognition rules being adopted by non-public entities, our speakers will discuss the key changes that have come forth and review the modifications that users of the financial statements should be seeing to ensure proper adoption is present.  Recent changes to the presentation of retainage receivable will also be discussed along with the change to contract assets and liabilities, followed by an open forum Q&A session.

    • Moderator: Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Services Leader
    • Robert Mercado, New England Construction Services Leader
    • Jim Miller, Partner, Assurance Services
    • Michelle Johnson, Senior Manager, Assurance Services
    • James Wiedemann, Director, Assurance Services 

     

     


    Michelle Johnson

    Senior Manager, Assurance Services

    Marcum LLP

    Michelle Johnson is a senior manager in the Assurance Services division of the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office. She has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. Ms. Johnson specializes in audit, tax and other financial services for privately held businesses. Her industry experience includes, but is not limited to construction, engineering (specifically related to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)), professional services, not-for-profits, healthcare, energy service companies, and employee benefit plans.

    Joseph Natarelli (Moderator)

    CPA, Construction Services Leader

    Marcum LLP

    Joseph Natarelli is leader of the Firm’s national Construction Industry Practice group, as well as the Firm’s office managing partner in the Long Wharf Drive office in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, he is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.  Mr. Natarelli has more than 30 years of experience with international accounting and consulting firms. He frequently serves as the lead audit engagement partner for a variety of consulting matters.

    Mr. Natarelli is experienced in providing auditing and consulting services related to corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers and refinancing. He is highly trained in the accounting and structuring of these transactions. He has been interviewed by a number of prestigious media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Businessweek and Fox Business.

    Robert S. Mercado

    Partner, Assurance Services

    Marcum LLP

    Robert S. Mercado is a partner in the Assurance Services division and serves as the Construction Assurance Group Leader and the New England Regional Construction Leader. He has more than 25 years of experience conducting, reviewing and analyzing financial information for construction contractors, manufacturers and service corporations.

    As a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, Mr. Mercado has an expertise in troubleshooting problem job performance for construction projects and recommending practices to enhance profitability. In addition, he is knowledgeable with systems analysis and with the tailoring of accounting software to meet clients’ needs.

    Mr. Mercado is a frequent speaker on accounting and auditing matters for construction companies, industry organizations and professional development courses. He has been acknowledged in several publications of the AICPA’s Audit and Accounting Guide – Construction Contractors and AICPA’s Audit Risk Alert - Real Estate and Construction Industry Developments.

    In addition, Mr. Mercado is the co-author of the AICPA’s Construction Contractor: Accounting and Auditing and Construction Contractors Advanced Issues Training Manuals.

    James W. Miller

    Partner

    Marcum LLP

    James Miller is an integral member of the Firm’s National Construction Industry group and is located in the Firm's Long Wharf Drive office in New Haven, Connecticut. He has more than 13 years experience compiling, reviewing and analyzing financial statements for construction contractors and other allied companies. Mr. Miller has also been involved in high profile and sensitive engagements regarding fraud and litigation support and due diligence projects for business acquisitions. A sought-after speaker on construction accounting and auditing matters, Mr. Miller has conducted internal training seminars and has presented on issues and updates regarding the construction industry and construction engagements. In addition, Mr. Miller has applied his knowledge and expertise to the success of two large engagements for universities within Connecticut.

    Mr. Miller’s specialties include troubleshooting problem job performance for construction projects and recommending practices to enhance profitability. He has considerable experience with construction claims matters and has provided litigation support services in this area. Additionally, Mr. Miller has an in-depth knowledge of systems analysis and tailoring of accounting software to meet clients’ needs. Mr. Miller began his career at Marcum when he joined the Firm in 2002.

    James Wiedemann

    Director, Assurance Services

    Marcum LLP

    James Wiedemann is a director in the Assurance Services division of the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office. He has more than 10 years experience providing compilation, review and audit procedures in the construction and manufacturingindustries.

    Mr. Wiedemann has experience with reporting requirements, revenue recognition and cost allocation techniques within the construction industry. He has in-depth knowledge of the accounting literature and is able to recommend changes to clients to increase productivity and overall output of information.

    Mr. Wiedemann has prepared and presented internally and externally on construction accounting and auditing matters and serves as an advisor to professional staff providing on-the-job training. He has been acknowledged in several publications of the AICPA’s Audit and Accounting Guide – Construction Contractors. In addition, Mr. Wiedemann is the co-author of the AICPA’s Construction Contractor: Accounting and auditing and Construction Contractors Advanced Issues Training Manuals.

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  • AIA 2019 Documents: Construction Manager as Constructor

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/26/2020

    Use of the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) family of AIA Contract Documents may be appropriate when the owner employs a construction manager who provides pre-construction phase advising services and then becomes responsible for completing the construction.

    Use of the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) family of AIA Contract Documents may be appropriate when the owner employs a construction manager who provides pre-construction phase advising services and then becomes responsible for completing the construction. Join Ken Cobleigh, Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as he leads our exploration of the newly revised AIA CMc documents and learn about the contractual relationships set forth in these agreements and how to properly allocate risks and responsibilities in order to achieve a successful project to the benefit of all project participants, building inhabitants, and the general public.

      Attendees will also learn about changes in the industry since the 2009 release of the AIA’s construction management documents, and examine how these changes are addressed in the 2019 update of the documents, including expanded Construction Manager’s preconstruction services, a new Sustainable Projects Exhibit for use with the construction management documents, and a new Insurance and Bonds Exhibit for use with the construction manager as constructor documents.

    Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq.

    Managing Director and Counsel, American Institute of Architects

    Ken Cobleigh is a Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects. Ken works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee, in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents. Ken regularly conducts seminars and workshops on topics related to design and construction, as well as topics related to the AIA Contract Documents program, and is the author of several articles and other publications on such topics.

    Ken is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned both his B.A. and J.D. with honors.

    Prior to joining the AIA in 2006, Ken practiced for eighteen years as a construction attorney in private practice Maryland law firms. During that time, he represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in a number of dispute resolution forums, including State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies, mediation and arbitration. Ken is admitted in state and federal courts in the State of Maryland.

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  • Contractors Guide: What You Should Know As You Manage Through the Covid-19 Environment

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/08/2020

    A new reality is well underway and impacting numerous job sites, contractors and businesses across the U.S.

    A new reality is well underway and impacting numerous job sites, contractors and businesses across the U.S. Jack Callahan, CohnReznick’s national construction industry leader, and Cristi Lewis, CohnReznick’s mid-Atlantic construction lead, discuss the current climate, strategies and insights contractors are facing due to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. To survive and reposition, contractors have many considerations but seven are top-of-mind: newly enacted government programs, cash position, wind down strategies, labor management, external commitments, site security and contracts. Jack and Cristi will cover these and more.

    Jack Callahan

    CPA, Partner - Construction Industry Leader

    With more than 25 years of experience, Jack Callahan leads CohnReznick’s Construction Industry Practice. He has significant knowledge and experience in accounting, corporate taxation and business consulting matters within the construction community. Callahan serves clients in most construction sectors, including heavy highway, general contractors, construction management, specialty contractors, building trades, and building supply and equipment companies. He has worked extensively with public agencies and major construction owners to develop successful fiscal and integrity monitoring programs that enable contractors to improve the profitability, safety, and integrity of construction programs. He was a lead partner for CohnReznick on the monitoring and investigative work performed at Ground Zero and at the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  

     Callahan joined CohnReznick in August 2005 after serving as the managing shareholder of a leading private New Jersey accounting firm. He began his career with a national accounting firm and founded his own firm in 1996. As the managing shareholder for that firm, Callahan built the company into a 16-person accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the needs of the construction industry.  

     Callahan is an active member of many industry associations and has written a variety of construction - related accounting, tax, and business articles.

    Cristi Lewis

    Audit Partner

    Cristi Lewis is an audit partner based in CohnReznick’s Charlotte office. She leads the Mid-Atlantic Construction Industry Practice group and provides clients financial statement audits, accounting, business consulting, agreed upon procedures engagements, regulatory compliance, and benefit plan audits. In her 15+ years of experience, she has focused on construction contractors, commercial real estate, residential multi-family housing, governmental agencies and many small business clients.

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  • Force Majeure: Navigating the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Contract Performance Obligations

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/02/2020

    As the tragic and devastating impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to mount, and as the government and private sectors ramp up efforts to address the spread of the disease, we are seeing disruption of construction projects on a massive scale.

    As the tragic and devastating impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to mount, and as the government and private sectors ramp up efforts to address the spread of the disease, we are seeing disruption of construction projects on a massive scale.  This webinar will focus upon the doctrine of Force Majeure, the legal theory, the contractual reality, common law alternatives, and strategies to assert or not assert Force Majeure as a defense to non-performance.

    Colin C. Holley

    Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P.

    Colin Holley’s practice focuses on the litigation of complex business disputes for clients in a broad range of industries, including construction and real estate. Mr. Holley handles matters involving contract disputes, real property, unfair competition, intellectual property, and trade secret misappropriation. He has extensive experience in trials and appeals of matters in federal and state courts, and arbitration and mediation.

    Robert C. Niesley

    Senior Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald L.L.P.

    Robert Niesley is a litigator with expertise in bringing claims against public and private owners, particularly in matters concerning construction delays, differing site conditions and lost productivity. - Chambers USA 2019

    Rob Niesley focuses his practice in the areas of construction and suretyship. He has successfully tried cases in state court, federal court, bankruptcy court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various arbitration forums.

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  • The Ten Riskiest (and Most Negotiated) Construction Contract Terms

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/19/2020

    This presentation will review the ten riskiest and most negotiated contract terms within construction contracts between owner and contractor and between contractor and subcontractor.

    This presentation will review the ten riskiest and most negotiated contract terms within construction contracts between owner and contractor and between contractor and subcontractor.  The attendee will learn how to spot these clauses and we will dissect the terms and discuss the importance and associated nuances.  We will also discuss how these contract provisions have been applied in real life settings, including how the risk of delays, substitutions and non-performance resulting from the Coronavirus might be allocated or transferred. 

     This important and timely topic present an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

    Peter Strniste Jr.

    Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP

    Peter Strniste is a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP. He dedicates his practice to construction and surety law, business litigation, and the negotiation of all types of construction contracts. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Group, and he counsels clients on issues surrounding all aspects of construction projects. He routinely represents clients in the Courts of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Review Peter’s full bio.

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  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: An Overview of Surety Bonds Prescribed in the Healthcare Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/25/2020

    During this Virtual Seminar participants will learn about the various bond requirements and production opportunities specific to this $3.6 trillion dollar industry.

    During this Virtual Seminar presenters Robin Amstutz, Lead Surety Broker for Edgewood Healthcare Advisors (a division of EPIC), and Kris Retusnic and Tom McElligott, members of Travelers’ Healthcare Center of Excellence team, will share a comprehensive look at how surety is prescribed by the healthcare industry.  Participants will learn about the various bond requirements and production opportunities specific to this $3.6 trillion dollar industry.

    Robin Amstutz

    Senior Vice President & Lead Surety Broker, Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC

    Robin Amstutz is a Senior Vice President of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and the Lead Surety Broker for Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC.  Robin and her team advise and educate clients about surety, and place and service bond programs for healthcare clients across the country.

    Prior to joining EPIC through acquisition in 2019, Robin spent 12 years building the commercial surety book of business for Integro Insurance Brokers.  In 2015, Robin was recognized for her leadership attributes, client service skills, and expertise by being named to the “40 Under 40” list by Business Insurance Magazine.  Prior to Integro, Robin spent time in administrative roles with NAS Surety and Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs.

    Robin participates on the NASBP 5-15 Leadership and Professional Development Committees and serves as Vice-Chair for the Commercial Surety Committee.  She is also Chair and Co-President of the Midwest Chapter of Women in Surety, the vision of which is to empower and inspire women in surety.


    Kristan Retusnic

    Account Executive, Commercial Surety Member, Healthcare Center of Excellence Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance

    Kris Retusnic is an Account Executive within Bond & Specialty Insurance at Travelers.  In this role, she manages a large multi-industry commercial surety portfolio ranging from small private companies to large multi-national organizations. Based out of Chicago, she has responsibility for a number of national and regional broker relationships. Kris is actively engaged in the Travelers Healthcare Center of Excellence team. This group seeks to grow and monitor the healthcare portfolio in addition to educating Travelers Commercial Surety underwriters on this ever-evolving industry. Prior to joining Travelers in 2013, Kris spent twenty years on the brokerage side of the business having worked for multiple regional and national brokers. 


    Thomas J. McElligott

    Managing Director, New England Region Team Lead, Healthcare Center of Excellence Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance

    Tom McElligott is the Managing Director of Commercial Surety out of the New England region for Travelers Insurance.  In this role Tom oversees a team of underwriters that manage and develop a surety book throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut.  Tom has been serving in this role as Managing Director since 2010 and has been with the Travelers Commercial Surety group since 2001. 

    Tom is also currently the Team Lead of Travelers Healthcare Center of Excellence group which is a cross section of healthcare experts throughout the country.  This team is tasked with monitoring the everchanging healthcare industry and identifying opportunities to introduce new surety products in this space.  In his two years as Team Lead, Tom has overseen numerous successful projects and roll outs.  Prior to being named as Team Lead, Tom has been a member of the Healthcare Center of Excellence group since its inception in 2011.

    Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University in 2001 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Economics.  He subsequently completed his Masters in Business Administration at Bentley College with a focus in Finance.



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  • A Look Behind the Curtain: When the Surety is Financing the Principal

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2020

    Financing sureties have been described as being “not a panacea, but a danger-filled minefield which can lead to disaster." This quote should give you a pretty good idea of the industry’s thoughts regarding financing—it’s definitely not a favorite. During this seminar presenter Rachel Walsh, Senior Surety Counsel at Liberty Mutual Surety, will take a look behind the curtain and discuss the pros and cons of financing the principal and the factors that may lead to the surety financing a principal. She will then walk through the mechanics of financing the principle. Don’t miss this opportunity to get insights into this often controversial and seldom discussed issue.

    Financing sureties have been described as being “not a panacea, but a danger-filled minefield which can lead to disaster."  This quote should give you a pretty good idea of the industry’s thoughts regarding financing—it’s definitely not a favorite. During this seminar presenter Rachel Walsh, Senior Surety Counsel at Liberty Mutual Surety, will take a look behind the curtain and discuss the pros and cons of financing the principal and the factors that may lead to the surety financing a principal. She will then walk through the mechanics of financing the principle. Don’t miss this opportunity to get insights into this often controversial and seldom discussed issue.

    ​Rachel Walsh

    Senior Surety Counsel

    Rachel Walsh is Senior Surety Counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Before joining Liberty Mutual, she practiced at Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she focused on surety and fidelity law and construction litigation. Ms. Walsh received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans in 2007 and a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Tulane University in 2004. She serves as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the State of Louisiana, routinely speaks at American Bar Association and industry events regarding various aspects of surety law, and additionally serves as a Vice President of the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association.

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  • Cybersecurity for the Construction Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/30/2020

    The presentation will explore the current cyberthreat landscape and address best practices for prevention of and response to cybersecurity incidents.

    The presentation will explore the current cyberthreat landscape and address best practices for prevention of and response to cybersecurity incidents.  The panelist will explain various types of attacks -- from phishing to ransomware, fraudulent wire transfers to critical infrastructure attacks, and an epidemic of Office 365 business email compromises  --how criminals and other hostile actors are using them to target players in the construction industry supply chain, and how to mitigate cybersecurity risks to your business. 

    This critical and timely topic presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

    Eulonda Skyles

    Partner, Baker Hostetler, Washington, D.C.

    Eulonda G. Skyles is a partner at Baker Hostetler in Washington, D.C. With two decades of experience serving clients in the technology space, she counsels companies (with a particular focus on banks and other financial institutions), on global, federal, and state privacy and data protection frameworks. Her practices assisting mature and emerging companies develop comprehensive, strategic, and pragmatic approaches to securing valuable IP and confidential customer and business data. Prior to joining Baker, Eulonda was head of privacy and data security at Capital One in McLean, Virginia, after serving as head of intellectual property litigation.  Before that, Ms. Skyles was Counsel at Orrick Herrington as a part of its intellectual property and privacy and data security groups in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Skyles has held a number of in-house positions at technology companies, including Yahoo! and SafeNet, a data encryption and security company in Maryland (now Gemalto).  Ms. Skyles graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and obtained her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she as an editor on the Stanford Law Review.  Ms. Skyles resides in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two (very cute) daughters. 

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  • Using Master Subcontracts: Become More Efficient in Negotiating Subcontracts

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/16/2020

    Learn how many prime contractors and subcontractors have become more efficient in creating a master standard agreement with general terms and conditions and then issue individual work orders for each project or subcontract work scope.

    Learn how many prime contractors and subcontractors have become more efficient in creating a master standard agreement with general terms and conditions and then issue individual work orders for each project or subcontract work scope.

     ConsensusDocs just published a new Standard Master Subcontract Agreement and Project Work Order (ConsensusDocs 755 and 756 respectively) that create best practice templates for master subcontracting that prime contractors and subcontractors can use immediately off-the-shelf. Get the information you need to help your contractor and subcontractor clients, and they will not need to continue to waste time repeatedly negotiating the complex legal terms with the same parties.

     Attend This Virtual Seminar To Learn:

    •  Why you should use master subcontracts and purchase work orders

    •  When to use the NEW ConsensusDocs Master Subcontract Agreement

    •  How to organize a master subcontract’s terms and conditions and a project work order with project specifics

    •  How the New ConsensusDocs 755 Master Subcontract and 756 Project Work Order provides an off-the-shelf solution to create a master subcontract and work order

    •  An overview of ConsensusDocs best practice subcontracting terms addressing indemnification, project financial information, release of retainage, lien release, additional insured, and much more.

    Brian Perlberg

    Executive Director & Senior Counsel, ConsensusDocs

    Brian Perlberg serves as the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations. He also serves as Senior Counsel for Construction Law & Contracts for Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, where he is the lead expert on construction law and contract matters. Mr. Perlberg is on the ABA Forum on the Construction Law Steering Committee for the Contract Documents, the Executive Committee for the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of the Arbitration Association of America (AAA), and the Advisory Board for Construction SuperConference Board. He has been recognized as a top legal voice by Engineering News Record (ENR), and featured in Who’s Who Legal, Construction. Mr. Perlberg is a sought-after speaker throughout the United States on construction law and contracts. He has spoken at national conferences including AGC, CSI Construct, DBIA, CMAA, CFMA, COAA, ABX, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Construction Superconference, ConEXPO, World of Concrete, BuildCon, Healthcare Design, and ASHE.

     

    Previously, he served as General Counsel for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

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  • AIA 2019 Documents: Construction Manager as Adviser

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/25/2020

    Use of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) family of AIA Contract Documents may be appropriate when the owner’s project incorporates a fourth prime player—the construction manager adviser—on the project team (owner, architect, and contractor).

    Use of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) family of AIA Contract Documents may be appropriate when the owner’s project incorporates a fourth prime player—the construction manager adviser—on the project team (owner, architect, and contractor). The CMa acts as an independent adviser to provide coordination, scheduling, review, and other services through the design and construction phases where multiple direct-to-owner contractors are used.  Join Ken Cobleigh, Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as he leads our exploration of the newly revised AIA CMa documents and learn about the contractual relationships set forth in these agreements and how to properly allocate risks and responsibilities in order to achieve a successful project to the benefit of all project participants, building inhabitants, and the general public.

    Attendees will also learn about changes in the industry since the 2009 release of the AIA’s construction management documents and examine how these changes are addressed in the 2019 update of the documents including expanded Construction Manager’s preconstruction services and a new Sustainable Projects Exhibit for use with the construction management documents.

    Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq.

    Managing Director and Counsel, American Institute of Architects

    Ken Cobleigh is a Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects. Ken works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee, in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents. Ken regularly conducts seminars and workshops on topics related to design and construction, as well as topics related to the AIA Contract Documents program, and is the author of several articles and other publications on such topics.

    Ken is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned both his B.A. and J.D. with honors.

    Prior to joining the AIA in 2006, Ken practiced for eighteen years as a construction attorney in private practice Maryland law firms. During that time, he represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in a number of dispute resolution forums, including State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies, mediation and arbitration. Ken is admitted in state and federal courts in the State of Maryland.

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