Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Risks, Obligations Involving Construction Shop Drawings

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The interactive event is suited for various professionals in the construction industry, including public and private owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, architects, and engineers.

Next week, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help construction professionals understand the risks and obligations involved in preparing and reviewing shop drawings.

Non-conforming shop drawings create trouble for everyone, from prime contractors to subcontractors to architects to engineers and everyone in between. However, construction professionals can minimize these problems if they know their way around shop drawing submittal and review. The webinar, entitled “Understanding the Risks and Obligations Involved in the Preparation and Review of Shop Drawings: Legal and Engineering Perspectives,” will offer valuable advice about these processes. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/6b95qxd.

The webinar will provide attendees with important information concerning the contractual requirements about the submission and review of shop drawings, including the obligations and rights of the parties, and help them avoid the potentially devastating claims that often can arise over shop drawings.

Specifically, the course will explore the following topics:

  • The benefits and disadvantages of recognizing shop drawings as contract documents.
  • Tips to improve practices and procedures relative to shop-drawing preparation and review.
  • Shop drawings in standard contract documents.
  • What shop drawings should and should not show.
  • How shop drawings are reviewed by architects, engineers, and contractors.
  • Claims arising from the shop-drawing review process and techniques for minimizing

exposure to possible claims.

  • How design-build delivery and building information modeling affect the shop-drawing process.
  • Recent cases concerning contractual disputes and liability that originated from the shop-drawing process.

Addressing webinar attendees will be attorney Hugh Anderson and Malcolm Pirnie Engineers Vice President Jim Brown. Mr. Anderson’s practice primarily consists of construction and contract law. He regularly assists public and private project owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in the drafting of contract documents, the development of project delivery strategies, and the resolution of disputes arising from bid errors, construction problems, professional errors and omissions, terminations, and functional failures. Mr. Brown has expertise in design, the review of contract drawings and specifications, value engineering and analysis, project planning and scheduling, and resident engineering.

Following their presentations, 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/6b95qxd.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: 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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