WPL Publishing to Host ‘Practical Contract Law for Architects and Engineers’ Webinar

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The interactive webinar, set to take place March 7, is suited for those architects and engineers who work on construction projects and need to have an understanding of contract law to avoid disputes and stay out of court. The program 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.

In less than a week, WPL Publishing will present a webinar to help architects and engineers understand how engineering and construction contracts are drafted and interpreted. The event also will explain how typical owner, A/E, and contractor interpretations create conflicts on construction sites and how disputes should be resolved.

Professionals attending the webinar, entitled “Practical Contract Law for Architects and Engineers,” will learn the basic concepts of contracts and the rules of contract formation, the basic rules of both tort and contract law, and the importance of intellectual property law for design professionals. Attendees also will be able to do the following: compare express contract requirements to implied contract requirements; review typical requirements for changes, differing site conditions, and delay and acceleration claims on construction projects; determine how best to respond to disputes on construction contracts; and understand the benefits of various forms of alternative dispute resolution. To register for the webinar, scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EST), visit http://tinyurl.com/cnl5cf3.

Addressing attendees will be Roy Mitchell, chairman of the Center for Management Development & Training Inc. He has more than 40 years of experience as an attorney and a neutral and is a recognized expert on the following: domestic and international engineering and construction law; federal, state, and local contract law; contract administration; and dispute resolution. He is a retired partner from the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He served as president and chief executive officer of Construction Claims Group of Hill International Inc. for five years.

Mr. Mitchell focuses on mediating and arbitrating complex, multi-million-dollar disputes involving construction, government contracts, and related matters, and frequently serves on arbitration panels and dispute review boards worldwide. He has written and published more than 300 articles and seminars on international and domestic construction contracts; construction contract administration; arbitration and mediation rules and techniques; negotiation; and construction, government contracts, and engineering law.

Following Mr. Mitchell’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/cnl5cf3.

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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