Traditions and Innovation: What You Need to Know About Project Delivery Today


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The United States construction market continues to thrive.  Yet, as always, the manner in which a particular project is financed, designed, built and, ultimately, even operated and maintained, continues to be scrutinized, with more cost-effective and risk-averse options receiving serious consideration.  Still, if there is a successful track record on a particular type of project delivery, construction project participants  – owners, lenders, sureties, design professionals, construction managers, and general and specialty subcontractors -- are not opposed to utilizing more traditional approaches to build the project.

This virtual seminar presented by Smith, Currie & Hancock attorneys Scott Walters and Sarah Carpenter will discuss two traditional delivery methods -- Design-Build and Construction Management, at Risk – that continue experiencing strong use in this strong market.  The seminar will also cover two emerging delivery methods, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintain (DBFOM), discussing their potential impact to construction delivery team members.

Sarah Carpenter

Associate, Washington, D.C. office of Smith Currie

Sarah Carpenter is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith Currie. Sarah practices in the areas of construction law and government contracts with a focus in construction litigation. She has experience in a wide variety of construction matters in state and federal courts, federal boards of contract appeals, mediations, and arbitrations involving changes, schedule delays and acceleration, defects, differing site conditions, payment disputes, and contract terminations. Sarah comes to Smith Currie as a University of Florida Levin College of Law alumnus with prior experience practicing in the State of Florida. 

Scott Walters

Partner, Atlanta office of Smith Currie

Scott Walters is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith Currie. Scott is also a Civil Engineer.  Before law school, Scott worked as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Owner’s Representative on numerous commercial construction and environmental remediation projects. 

In his legal career, Scott represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, and developers in a wide variety of commercial construction-related cases.  Scott also has extensive experience in drafting complex construction documents for heavy industrial, general commercial, and environmental remediation projects throughout the country.

Scott is active in construction industry trade organizations.  He served two terms as Chapter Attorney for Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Inc., and now serves as a member of the Board of Directors.  Scott also serves on the Attorney Advisory Council for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.  Scott is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. He has also taught classes on Practical Construction Project Documentation, Safety Conscious Work Environment Training, and speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of construction industry legal issues.

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