The Construction SuperConference is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.
Tuesday, December 11 - 9:45am - 11:00am
Hot Topics for 2019 Construction Contracts: Design Scope, Schedule, Insurance, Indemnity, Dispute Resolution and Beyond - Brian Rice (RailWorks Corporation), Henry Bangert (Beltzer Bangert & Gunnell LLP), Jonathan Hausner (Robinson & Cole LLP), Michael Pepe (SDV), Robert D'Onofrio (Capital Project Management Inc)
This session provides insight from a panel with construction professionals across the industry discussing a variety of risks construction stakeholders are facing in the industry and providing concrete suggestions for addressing those risk through the contract process.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Develop a better understanding of how outside counsel approaches risk identification, mitigation and management for clients in complex construction project and some of the pros and cons of using "standard" construction contract versus custom forms.
- Understand the trends in modern litigation and insurance that are impacting successful risk transfer via contractual indemnity and additional insured coverage, how to identify problematic areas earlier in the contracting and insurance compliance process, and how to design solutions that will most accurately reflect the parties' expectations.
- Contract approaches for limiting schedule disputes, expedited dispute resolution, and manage design scope creep and managing design risk.