If Your Project Goes Bad and You End Up In Court . . . 
Effective Project Management Procedures Can Help You Minimize Your Exposure

This webinar will show you what you MUST document and what you
SHOULD NOT document
to help you win in court!

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publishers of Construction Claims Advisor, Construction Project Controls & BIM Report and Green Building Insider, announces a valuable new interactive webinar:


Construction Documentation and Record Management:
Get it Right to Prevail in Disputes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by:
Matthew J. DeVries, Smith Cashion & Orr PLC

Learn best practices for documentation and record management in this 90-minute webinar  -- Construction Documentation and Record Management: Get it Right to Prevail in Disputes.  This interactive program will provide you with guidance to help you develop effective procedures for documenting your projects.  You’ll get answers to your pressing questions, PLUS you will get sample forms and correspondence you can put to use right away to make sure you are documenting everything you should be –  in the right way.  This course will explore:

  • “Putting it in writing” rule – what should you record?
  • For whom are you documenting?
  • 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 good audit trail and consolidate project documentation
  • Is written instruction via e-mail the same as a change order?
  • What should you do when a project goes bad?

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

Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a design professional, engineer, architect, owner, contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier or attorney.  Register now to gain a better understanding of what you should and should not document to help you win in court!

Matthew DeVries, Partner, Smith Cashion & Orr PLC
Matthew Devries is a partner with the construction boutique law firm of Smith, Cashion & Orr PLC in Nashville, Tennessee.  He concentrates his practice on construction law, green building and construction, employment law and commercial litigation. He is also the author of the construction law blog, www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com.

In July 2009, Mr. DeVries earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential.  Mr. DeVries began practicing construction law and commercial litigation at Wickwire Gavin PC in 1998 in Vienna, Virginia. Mr. DeVries’ 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.

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

Added Benefit: In-house training tool.  Train your entire staff for one low price -- your investment is for one dial-in!  There is no limit to the number of participants at your location.  Don’t miss out on this fascinating session and sign up today!

To Register by phone CALL: (301) 765-9525 or CLICK HERE for the FAX BACK registration form.

Construction Documentation and Record Management:
Get it Right to Prevail in Disputes

Name Date & Time Cost Select

CDs/handouts Only (Adobe PDF format)
Pre-event price.
Note: CD includes audio and webinar recording. 
10/21/09 at 1:00 PM EDT $215.00