Upcoming Webinar from WPL Publishing to Examine Key Changes to Flagship Construction Contract Documents

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The interactive program, which will take place April 24, could benefit any type of construction professional who prepares and reviews construction documents. The program, entitled “EJCDC 2013 New Construction Documents: An Overview,” has been approved for 1.5 American Institute of Architects learning units.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

Later this month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help professionals within the construction community understand and address the latest changes to flagship documents from the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).

There is no one more qualified to provide an overview of the substantive changes to the new 2013 editions of the EJCDC Construction Series (C-series) documents than Jim Brown, who serves as the EJCDC Construction Subcommittee’s chairperson. During the 90-minute webinar, he will provide an overview of these documents and explain the key changes in them. The 90-minute webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/bphobcb.

Areas of discussion regarding the new documents will include advertisements for bids, contractor qualifications statements, and construction subcontracts. New updates that Brown will address involve revised instructions for bidders, bid form, general conditions, and supplementary conditions; improvements to the change order section in general conditions; revised language for bonds and insurance; and a new clause on differing site conditions.

Mr. Brown is a vice president for Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of Arcadis-U.S. Inc., a global environmental engineering and consulting firm. He is a licensed engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in construction administration services, encompassing design, review of contract documents, value engineering, project planning, and scheduling and resident engineering. He manages submittal review, change order preparation, and construction claims and evaluation for the firm. In his current assignment, he is responsible for all design services during construction for a $4-billion upgrade of a major wastewater facility. He also serves as the EJCDC’s Procurement Subcommittee’s chairperson.

Following Mr. Brown’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/bphobcb.

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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