Attendees of Upcoming WPL Webinar to Learn Best Strategies for Managing Construction Documentation, Identifying Risks

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The interactive event is suited for various professionals in the construction community, including engineers, architects, owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, design professionals, and attorneys.

From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management, and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age

WPL Publishing soon will host a 90-minute webinar that is designed to help construction professionals best manage their documentation.

An expert from the law firm of Stites & Harbison Pllc. will inform webinar attendees about what they must and must not document to optimize their chances in court. The webinar, entitled “From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management, and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/25xugue.

The course will explore the following:

  • The “putting it in writing” rule -- what should construction professionals record?
  • What is the hearsay rule?
  • Why are proper records so essential for claims and disputes?
  • Critical project documentation -- what construction professionals absolutely need to document; and non-critical documentation -- what they do not need to document.
  • How to use project management software and Web-based capabilities to move toward a paperless project, establish an adequate audit trail, and consolidate project documentation.
  • Are electronic documents subject to the same discovery rules as paper documents?
  • Is a written instruction via e-mail the same as a change order?
  • How do social media platforms (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace) affect a construction professional’s project? Do construction professionals need a social media policy for their employees?

Addressing attendees will be Matthew DeVries, a partner with Stites & Harbison. His practice concentrates on construction law, green building and construction, employment law, and commercial litigation. He has written numerous articles on construction-related issues and has given presentations on social media, green construction, environmental law in the construction industry, construction law in Indian Country, project delivery systems, and the basics of construction law.

After Mr. DeVries’ presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

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/25xugue.

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). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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