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Division 5: General Contractors

Division 5: General Contractors

Mission Statement

To provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge related to legal issues encountered by general contractors in the course of the construction process and the provision of practical advice on managing construction risks.

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Monthly Telephone Conferences:

Division 5-General Contractors holds a conference call on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00p.m.EST. If you are interested in participating, please dial 866-646-6488 , Passcode: 4770231272#. Contact the Division 5 Chair,Amy Iannone, amyi@dpr.com if you are interested in attending, presenting, or if you have any questions.

Committee Meetings

Division 5 holds Breakfast or Lunch Meetings at each of the Annual,Fall and Mid-Winter meetings for all of its members,typically the Friday of each meeting.The meeting usually begins with a short presentation on a construction law "current event," followed by a discussion of the various ways in which Division members can become more active in the Forum.

Getting Involved

Division 5 is continually on the lookout for those wanting to become more active in the Forum. One of the best ways to get involved is to attend one of the Division Meetings or telephone conferences,learn what Division 5 is all about,and volunteer to get involved. Another way to get involved is to contact a Steering Committee Member and let them know you are interested. The Division 5 Steering Committee meets face-to-face at one of the forum meetings each year.If you are interested in participating,please email Division 5 Chair, Amy Iannone,amyi@dpr.com.

Steering Committee

Amy Hobbs Iannone- Chair,DPR Construction, Redwood City,CA

John Cook- Immediate Past Chair, Smith Pachter McWhorter, Vienna,VA

Ed Keidan-Conway & Mrowiec, Chicago,IL

Charlie Rogers- Smith Currie, Atlanta,GA

S. Joe Welborn- Smith, Cashion & Orr, Nashville,TN

Diane Utz- Beltzer, Bangert & Gunnell, LLP, Seattle,WA

Brian R. Zimmerman- Hurtado Zimmerman SC, Wauwatosa,WI

Jeffrey Reichard- Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro,NC

Committee Liaisons

Brian R. Zimmerman- Hurtado Zimmerman SC, Wauwatosa,WI-Membership

Andrew Lonergan- Demand Construction Services- Technology

Wayne DeFlaminis- HKA- Diversity

Charlie Rogers- Smith Currie, Atlanta,GA-SPEC

Jeffrey Reichard- Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro,NC-Young Lawyers Division

David Kirschbaum- Kirschbaum Consulting LLC- Publications

Misty Gutierrez- Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP- Marketing

GC Liaison

Nicholas K. Holmes- Devine, Millimet & Branch,PA

News letter Committee

Editor:Diane Utz– Beltzer, Bangert & Gunnell LLP–Denver,CO

Misty Gutierrez– Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP

Wayne DeFlaminis– HKA

Peter Hahn– Dinsmore–Columbus, OH

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Monthly Division 5 Telephone Conference: Material Price Escalation and How General Contractors Can Protect Themselves

May 15, 2018
Our monthly telephone conference is scheduled for May 15th at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. EST.
Ron Ciotti, a partner in the Manchester, NH office of Hinckley Allen, will present on Material Price Escalation and How General Contractors can protect themselves”.
Please call in and participate with the presentation.The dial in number is 866-646-6488; Access Code 477-023-1272
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/791914957

Monthly Division 5 Telephone Conference: Freedom of Information Act Laws and how these may affect General Contractors

June 19, 2018
Our monthly telephone conference is scheduled for March 20th at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. EST.
Brian Waagner, in the Washington, D.C. office of Husch Blackwell, LLP, will be presenting on Freedom of Information Act Laws and how these may affect General Contractors”.
Please call in and participate with the presentation.The dial in number is 866-646-6488; Access Code 477-023-1272
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/791914957

Monthly Division 5 Telephone Conference: “Help Desk” Discussion

July 17, 2018
Amy Iannone, Jeff Reichard and Brian Zimmerman will host another “Help Desk” Call.   These calls are designed to discuss any topic that a member would like addressed that is of interest to attorneys who represent General Contractors.
WE ARE NOW SOLICITING TOPICS FROM YOU TO DISCUSS! Please reach out to Amy Iannone, AmyI@dpr.com, to submit any topic you would like to discuss at the meeting, and we will get prepared to address it (or find someone who can!)
Our monthly telephone conference is scheduled for March 20th at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. EST.
Please call in and participate with the presentation.The dial in number is 866-646-6488; Access Code 477-023-1272
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/791914957

Upcoming Forum Event: AIA Digital Practice documents

May 16, 2018
There is an upcoming Forum Webinar – “AIA Digital Practice documents” on May 16, 2018 from 1p-2:30p EST. Construction lawyers who will be using AIA’s newly-released 2017 Contract Documents will need to have a working understanding of AIA’s 2013 Digital Practice Documents, because the new Contract Documents, including B101-2017 and A101-2017, expressly require use of E203-2013 (the BIM and Digital Data Exhibit), G201-2013 (the Project Digital Data Protocol Form), and G202-2013 (the Project BIM Protocol Form). Michael Bomba and Jeremy Baker will explain how the Digital Practice Documents can help to manage risks posed by the rapidly evolving ways we now transmit, use, and rely on Digital Data. This is an important and timely topic for construction lawyers because the 2007 Contract Documents are being phased out in 2018. Don’t miss this chance to get up to speed on the Digital Practice Documents you’ll need to know in order to use the 2017 Contract Documents!

Moderator and Speaker
Joelle Jefcoat | Perkins+Will | Charlotte, NC
Speakers
Jeremy S. Baker | Schiff Hardin LLP | Chicago, IL
Michael B. Bomba | American Institute of Architects | Washington, D.C.

Webinar
CLE credits         

1.5
        
List Price
ABA Member         $195
$150
Forum Member         $ 95
Student        $ 65

If you are interested you can register at the following link: https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=316885019            

 
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