Upcoming WPL Webinar to Examine the Hidden Risks of Green Building

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The interactive event is targeted to a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including engineers, architects, owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and construction law attorneys.

WPL Publishing has scheduled a webinar to help construction professionals understand and address the hidden risks of green building.

Webinar attendees will learn about new risks they may encounter as they go green and how they can write contracts with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in mind to both minimize their risks and stay out of court. The 90-minute event, entitled “The Hidden Risks of Green Building,” will take place Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/8r5dpm5.

The webinar will explore the following topics:

  • Why contractors need to recognize that there is additional risk in innovative products from new suppliers and apply a higher degree of rigor in evaluation.
  • 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 contract is signed for a certain certification level and it is not met -- who is responsible?
  • Why regional climates and cultures in developing best practices need to be considered.

Addressing attendees will be Smith, Curry & Hancock Partner Eugene Heady and George DuBose, vice president of building consulting services for Liberty Building Forensics Group in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. Heady is a member of the state bars of Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Colorado and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of Georgia, the Northern District of Texas, and the Southern District of Texas. He is a neutral registered by the Georgia Supreme Court in general mediation and is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section, and has served as its vice chairperson of Region IV-Georgia.

Mr. DuBose has lectured on building-performance problems for more than 10 years and co-authored two manuals on moisture-related mold problems and commissioning in hot/humid climates. He helped write the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ mini-monograph “The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings: Avoiding Moisture & Mold Problems.” He has more than 10 years of experience in diagnosing, correcting, and remediating moisture-related mold problems in buildings.

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/8r5dpm5.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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