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

Green building is becoming the standard for the built environment. Studies predict a 900% worldwide growth in certified buildings by 2020. But, along with the many benefits of building green come new challenges and risks. Attend this 90-minute webinar to get a clear understanding of the new risks that green building brings and how you can circumvent them or share them with other stakeholders.

Green Construction Contracts

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by:
Bryan C. Jackson
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Design and construction has always been a risk-laden business. Design and construction contracts should clearly allocate significant risks among the project team in exchange for compensation. As we contemplate complex green and sustainable buildings, we need to appreciate the old and new risks involved and consider the entities that should accept the allocation of various risks. Bryan C. Jackson, a green and sustainable construction Partner at Allen Matkins, an Adjunct Professor teaching green and sustainable construction at USC, and the Editor of the Green Building Update, will explore various green risks that need to be properly managed and negotiated in green construction contracts.

Sustainable construction is here to stay. But, there is little precedent to guide us considering that there was no building green risk ten years ago. This is new territory and with that comes new risks.Attend this online seminar and you will have a better understanding of the current and emerging risks of green construction and what you can do to protect your organization now and for years to come. This webinar will also discuss:

  • Can you really afford not to go green? Consider the loss of salability, loss of leasability and lenders refusing to finance non-green projects.
  • Are “not green enough” lawsuits the wave of the future?
  • LEED project certification and de-certification – what happens if it is the latter?
  • Green and sustainable construction may have to adjust to performance in changing geographies and climates
  • Contractors need to recognize that there is additional risk in innovative products from new suppliers and apply a higher degree of rigor in evaluation
  • What happens if you sign a contract for a certain certification level and you don’t meet it – who’s responsible?

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 public or private owner, design professional, engineer, architect, contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier or attorney.  Register below to get a clear understanding of the new risks that green building brings and how you can circumvent them or share them with other stakeholders.

Bryan C. Jackson
Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Bryan Jackson is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP. Mr. Jackson is a national expert in drafting and negotiating construction and design professional contracts for all project types including hospitals, sports facilities, universities, hotels, high-rise office buildings, desalination plants, mass transit systems, retail power centers, environmental remediation projects, climate-controlled public storage facilities, tenant improvements, luxury apartments and condominium complexes. Bryan's graduate level course at University of Southern California andnational seminars have trained thousands of students, accountants and lawyers in construction transactional matters.

Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. Since 1990, the graduate courses he has taught include "Construction Management and Technology" and "Construction Law" for the Master of Real Estate Development program. Bryan is Chair of the firm's Construction Transaction Group and editor  of the Green Building Update, a weekly publication on sustainable and green building issues. He is Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Subsection on Construction Law, and past Chair of the Real Property Section. He is an International Board Member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society of  Brigham Young University, and serves on the Legal Advisory Committee of the Western Conference of Construction Consumers and on the Planning Committee for the USC Real Estate and Business Symposium. Also, Bryan is a member of the California and American Bar Associations. He is admitted in the Federal Bar, Central District of California and all California state courts.

Webinar Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Location: Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 EDT
Price: Webinar PLUS Audio CD and handouts — $246  Best Value!
  Webinar Only — $179 
  Audio CD and handouts only — $215 (pre-conference price)

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

To Register ONLINE, please make your selection below.  To register via FAX-BACK form, click here. To reserve your space by PHONE, CALL (301) 765-9525.

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

Green Construction Contracts

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