This 90-minute webinar, which will be presented in a simple and straightforward manner by a professional with years of hands-on experience in the negotiation, drafting and administration of Joint Venture Agreements, will highlight basic differences and alert you to the unique risks of Joint Ventures.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of ConstructionPro Network (featuring Construction Claims Advisor), announces a valuable interactive webinar:

The Fundamentals of Joint Ventures in Construction

Thursday, November 7, 2013
1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

    Approved for 1.5 AIA LUs

Presented by:_
Richard E. Burnham • Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

If you understand the risks of Joint Venturing and are prepared to meet them, the use of Joint Ventures may be a relatively low-cost, low-risk way to expand a contractor’s experience, geographical market, and technical expertise.  Owners will also benefit from learning more about Joint Ventures – what to look for and require of Joint Ventures and what having a Joint Venturer performing their work may mean to them. This presentation will help Owners understand that Joint Ventures may result in their work being performed by entities with broader experience and expertise, and greater financial capacity.

Learn why, in an industry that is filled with fiercely competitive and independent-minded risk-takers, we so often see competitors come together to form Joint Ventures to pursue and perform work on construction projects in the USA and around the world. This webinar will explore this paradox, and the participants will learn not only why it is happening, but how it can work for them.

The information-packed program will help you: 

  • Understand what a Joint Venture is and why are we seeing so many more.
  • Review how the adverse economy is driving this phenomenon
  • Learn how a Joint Venture gets formed and what you need to know about Joint Venture agreements
  • Compare how Owners, Contractors, and Sureties view Joint Ventures
  • Determine the unique management challenges presented by Joint Ventures
  • Learn how Joint Ventures can benefit your business
  • Recognize the “basics” that you need to know about Joint Ventures
  • Assess some common risks that are inherent in Joint Venturing and learn how they can be managed
  • Be prepared for what could go wrong

The topics covered will include a look at Joint Ventures from the perspectives of Owners, Contractors, and Sureties and — by doing so, describe how this form of association may, or may not, benefit each of them. Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn:

  • What a Joint Venture is, and why they are becoming more common?
  • How a Joint Venture gets formed, and what you need to know about Joint Venture Agreements?
  • What "Joint and Several Liability” is and why you need to learn about it?
  • What you should expect from Sureties, and what “Cross-Indemnity” means?
  • What you should look for in a Joint Venture Partner?
  • What could possibly go wrong?
  • And much, much more!

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

Who Will Benefit?
Contractors and Owners (and attorneys for each) who are (or should be) interested in learning more about the pros and cons of Joint Ventures, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. This is not an abstract legal dissertation. Rather, it presents and discusses the issues surrounding Joint Ventures in a practical, common sense way.

Meet Your Presenter: 

Richard E. Burnham, Director
Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
Richard E. Burnham, construction industry executive and attorney, is director of Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. Mr. Burnham brings years of hands-on experience with all types of projects and a spectrum of contract delivery methods from a variety of perspectives. His past experience includes serving as a Vice President of a major international contractor whose $1+ billion annual revenue included major building and heavy construction projects for both public and private clients, a senior manager of a major engineering company, an advisor to public transportation agencies and an expert witness regarding the proper administration of Joint Ventures. 

Mr. Burnham, a former adjunct professor at a highly regarded engineering college, has lectured on litigation avoidance, analysis of construction claims, and critical path method scheduling. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from Georgetown University and received his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Webinar Details:
 Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
 Location: Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)
 Time: 1:00 — 2:30 EST
 Price: ConstructionPro Network Membership* PLUS Webinar PLUS Audio CD
and handouts ---$395 
Best Value!
  Webinar PLUS Audio CD and handouts -- $246
  Webinar Only -- $199 
  Audio CD and handouts only -- $215 (pre-conference price)

*The ConstructionPro Network (ConstructionProNet.Com) provides weekly Construction Claims Advisor case summaries, industry news and commentary, plus a growing library of more than 34 additional recorded webinars you can download 24/7. Click here to view the complete library.

To register ONLINE, make your selection below. To reserve your space by phone, CALL (301) 765-9525.

Added Benefit:  In-house training tool: Train your entire staff for one low price!  There is no limit to the number of participants at one location. Gather around the conference table, listen to the speaker and then discuss how the content pertains to your company. Don’t miss out on this fascinating session — sign up today!

Can’t make the live session? Reserve your copy of the complete conference webinar/audio-CD below, to listen in at your convenience. 

The Fundamentals of Joint Ventures in Construction 

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$215 (pre-conference price)