Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
Early next month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help construction professionals develop effective procedures for documenting their projects.
The webinar, entitled “From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management, and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age,” will cover best practices for documentation and record management. In addition, the event will provide valuable tips for managing electronic evidence in a construction project and addressing legal issues involving social media. To register for the 90-minute webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/6pffmgn.
The webinar will explore the following topics:
- Why proper records are so essential for claims and disputes.
- The “putting it in writing” rule.
- The hearsay rule.
- What needs to be documented and what does not need to be documented.
- How to use project management software and Internet-based capabilities to move toward a paperless project, establish a good audit trail, and consolidate project documentation.
- Are electronic documents subject to the same discovery rules as paper documents?
- Is a written instruction via email the same as a change order?
- How do social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace) affect a project? Is a social media policy for employees necessary?
Addressing attendees will be Matthew DeVries, a member at Stites & Harbison Pllc. He practices in the areas of construction law and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation, construction contracts and finance, mechanic’s lien enforcement, and green building. His industry experience includes highways and bridges; power plants; wastewater treatment facilities; offshore oil-drilling pipelines; educational, medical, and commercial buildings; and multi-use residential structures. His commercial litigation experience includes representation of local business owners and individuals in corporate, employment, and other business litigation matters.
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/6pffmgn.
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.