If Your Project Goes Bad and You End Up in Court ...
Effective Project Management Procedures Can Help You Minimize Your Exposure
WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of ConstructionPro Week (featuring Construction Claims Advisor),
brings you this informative program:
From Paper to Paperless:
Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
Approved for 1.5 AIA LUs
Presented by:
Matthew J. DeVries, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC and Founder of
This webinar will show you what you MUST document and what you
SHOULD NOT document to help you win in court!

Learn best practices for documentation and record management in this 90-minute webinar — From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age. This interactive program will provide you with guidance to help you develop effective procedures for documenting your projects, including the transformation to the paperless project. You’ll get answers to your pressing questions about electronic evidence on a construction project, including the legal issues surrounding social media.

This course will explore:

  • "Putting it in writing" rule — what should you record? What is the hearsay rule?
  • Why are proper records so essential for claims and disputes?
  • Critical project documentation – what you absolutely need to document; and non-critical documentation — what you don't need to document
  • How to use project management software and Web-based capabilities to move towards a paperless project, establish a good audit trail and consolidate project documentation
  • Are electronic documents subject to the same discovery rules as paper documents? Is a written instruction via e-mail the same as a change order?
  • How do social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace) affect your project? Do you need a social media policy for your employees?
 Who Will Benefit?

This webinar is a must if you're a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, consultant, architect, engineer, or attorney.

Meet Your Expert Instructor:

Matthew DeVries, Member, Stites & Harbison PLLC

Matt is a partner with the law firm of Stites & Harbison PLLC, where he heads the Nashville, Tennessee construction practice. His practice concentrates on construction law, green building and construction, employment law and commercial litigation. He is also the founder of  www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com, a construction-related blog that focuses on transportation, technology and legal trends.

In July 2009, he earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential. Prior to joining Stites, Matt worked for two construction law firms in Nashville and Washington, D.C. His construction experience includes representing numerous owner-developers of power plants throughout the country in defending claims, providing claims preparation and contract administration assistance to general contractors, and representing numerous clients in mechanic’s lien actions in state court and Miller Bond claims in Federal court.

Matt has written numerous articles on construction-related issues, and has given presentations on social media, green construction, environmental law in the construction industry, construction law in Indian Country, project delivery systems, and the basics of construction law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The American University in 1993, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1998.

In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

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