Construction Experts Take the Guesswork Out of Green Building Risk

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Green building practices are relatively new to the construction industry and create new risks for project owners and contractors alike. A new webinar presentation by WPL Publishing will address these green construction risks and how to avoid them. The discussion will include information on risk issues specific to LEED certified projects.

Construction projects come with inherent risks, but the ever-evolving world of green building introduces a flood of new risks not previously contemplated by construction contracts. To answer the deluge of questions associated with green building risk and liability, WPL Publishing Inc. is pleased to present a 90-minute webinar, The Hidden Risks of Green Building, on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. (EDT). Course information and registration details are available at http://tinyurl.com/ya4lcb5.

The three-speaker panel will provide important information about the risks of green building for each party to the construction contract. The speakers will also explore:

  •      How green building affects financing opportunities -- is it easier because of the increased value of a property that is LEED certified or harder because of the new risks involved?
  •      What happens if a contractor signs a contract for a certain certification level and doesn't meet it -- who is responsible?
  •      Why a contractor needs to consider the regional climates and cultures in developing best practices.
  •      Why contractors and subcontractors need to recognize the additional risk in using innovative products from new suppliers and how to apply a higher degree of rigor in evaluation.

The session will conclude with a 15-minute interactive question-and-answer session for listeners to discuss specific issues and gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

The panel of speakers comprises attorney James K. Bidgood, Jr., a partner at Atlanta-based Smith Currie & Hancock; George H. DuBose, vice president of building consulting services at Orlando-based Liberty Building Forensics Group; and Dax Ponce de Leon, LEED AP and chief innovation officer of PMA Consultants in Chicago.

This presentation will help construction professionals gain a better understanding of new risks they face as they go green and how they can write contracts with LEED certification in mind to minimize risks and stay out of court! It is a must for design professionals, engineers, architects, owners, contractors, subcontractors and attorneys.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/ya4lcb5 or call (301) 765-9525.

WPL Publishing Co. Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com) and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). It also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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