Lessons for Reducing Risk from Recent Construction Legal Tangles

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Name: Lessons for Reducing Risk from Recent Construction Legal Tangles
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Too often firms are unfairly held accountable for problems because the evidence of absolving them cannot be located. This panel discussion features firm principals and an experienced litigator sharing experiences and best practices for protecting your reputation and your business. 

As projects get more complex, project records balloon in size, and deadlines come faster than ever, firms need to take a new look at their processes and technology to protect them from unnecessary risk. The discussion will emphasize best practices in managing email and other project data. 

Find out how to tackle these evolving challenges while maintaining the level of service your customers deserve. 

Objectives: 
1. Hear how changes in technology have impacted risk in the AEC industry. 
2. Discuss common mistakes that leave architecture and engineering firms unable to defend themselves in litigation situations.
3. Learn best practices to resolve disputes before the escalate.  
4. Discuss best practices and practical solutions with peers 

About the Panelists: 

Stan Beck is a member of the Construction Services Group at Lane Powell. He received his engineering and law degrees from the University of Washington, where he graduated with honors and served as Editor of the Washington Law Review.
 
Stan serves as counsel for public and private owners, design firms, insurers, product manufacturers, and numerous professional organizations and societies. He has been involved in most of the major construction projects in the Pacific Northwest as well as significant national and international projects in both contracting and dispute roles, and is nationally recognized for his work. He devotes his practice to representation of owners, architects, engineers, insurers, banks and product manufacturers, including counseling concerning all aspects affecting the construction industry.

Tyler Ferguson serves as Industry Solutions Director at Newforma. Tyler discovered his love of construction as a laborer in the 1990s, but soon realized greater satisfaction came in solving problems and finding better ways to work. To combine his interests, he became an engineer. He approaches business productivity issues with an engineer’s mindset – analyzing processes, diagnosing workflow issues, and formulating solutions. He began his career as a project engineer with Corna Kokosing Construction Company in Columbus, Ohio, where he reviewed and approved technical documentation and worked with architects and engineers to solve field issues. Tyler holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from The Ohio State University, and still cannot believe he has lived to see a Cleveland sports team win a championship.


 
Location:
Hotel 116 
(formerly Coast Bellevue Hotel)
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 8 
7:00-9:00 am

Breakfast will be served
Contact Information:
Claire Duffy
Fees/Admission:
$42 before 3/1
$47 after 3/1

Cancelations received less than 5 business days in advance will not be eligible for refund. 
Professional Development Hours:
1.5
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