Upcoming Webinar from WPL Publishing to Explore ‘The Legal BIM Frontier’

The interactive event, set to take place Feb. 12, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including contractors, public and private owners, subcontractors, construction managers, owners’ representatives, architects, engineers, and other design professionals who are interested in an overview of the new building information modeling (BIM) contract forms and best practices for reducing risk on BIM projects.

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WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

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

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

WPL Publishing later this month will sponsor a webinar focusing on new legal developments involving building information modeling (BIM) technology and how construction professionals can follow up on those developments.

BIM implementation is more than a simple clause in a contract requiring the technology’s use. BIM implementation poses a complex new set of risk-allocation and management challenges. Fortunately, the industry has caught up to the technology, and several sets of BIM contract addendums and implementation guides have emerged from various organizations. Despite the new thinking required, BIM has been proven to be a better way of building and is more likely to reduce claims and legal issues when handled properly. The webinar is designed to help construction professionals understand and address issues in this area. To register for the 90-minute event, which will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (EST), visit http://tinyurl.com/l9jyshd.

Upon completion of the webinar, entitled “The Legal BIM Frontier: New Contracts and Recent Case Developments,” attendees will be able to do the following:

  • Explore risk management related to digital information when starting a BIM project.
  • Use additional BIM contract forms to add to standard project contracts.
  • Develop a BIM execution plan for a new BIM project.
  • Employ the concepts of the information manager, project participant, and contributor to plan staffing for a BIM project.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Rebecca McWilliams, an attorney and licensed architect. She focuses her practice on assisting design professionals by providing contract reviews, business entity advisement, risk management evaluations, claims monitoring, and related legal services. She has extensive hands-on expertise with BIM and sustainable design projects. Prior to pursuing her legal career, she practiced architecture for 10 years, with a portfolio including single- and multi-family residential units, design-build retail, commercial offices, religious facilities, condominiums, and K-12 public schools.

After her 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, http://tinyurl.com/l9jyshd.

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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