Upcoming WPL Publishing Webinar to Address Emerging Risks in Green Design and Construction

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The interactive event is intended for construction professionals who want to learn how sustainable design and related building codes and standards are increasing risks for general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, developers, owners, design professionals, and others. The webinar has been approved for 1.5 American Institute of Architects learning units.

Early next month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help professionals in the construction community understand and address emerging risks in green design and construction.

Over the last few years, new building and energy codes have been adopted, and there has been widespread incorporation of voluntary standards to facilitate less wasteful and more environmentally sensitive remodels and new construction. While these changes generally have been applauded, their collective impact on the building industry has yet to be fully evaluated, and the new risks that come with these new materials, new construction methods, and new compliance requirements have yet to be completely assessed. Once the risks are understood, they can be mitigated or avoided, a goal that an expert in the field will strive to help webinar attendees achieve. To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/cgjeohg.

The webinar, entitled “Emerging Risk in Green Design and Construction,” will help attendees do the following:

  • Keep up to date on current voluntary green standards and mandatory green codes.
  • Understand several new green standards and their implementation in various building and project types.
  • Comprehend new risks that are associated with mandatory and voluntary standards.
  • Review examples of disputes/litigation that highlight the real-life risks and consequences of working with new green standards.
  • Establish guidelines for mitigating, redirecting, or avoiding risks associated with sustainable design.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Christopher Nutter, an associate director in Navigant Consulting Inc.’s global construction practice. He has more than 15 years of experience as a designer, project manager, and project architect in the United States and Asia. He specializes in forensic analysis of defective construction, technical analyses of design and construction processes, and various issues involving water intrusion and mold. He provides opinions about errors and omissions, defective design and construction, and building envelope performance for corporations, developers, municipalities, contractors, design firms, and insurers. His expertise encompasses medical, transportation, school, resort, commercial, and residential project types. He has testified as an architectural expert in mediation and arbitration for matters involving standard of care, construction defects, and trade secrets.

Following Mr. Nutter’s 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/cgjeohg.

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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