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All-day onsite program
  • March 20, 2018
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Managing Construction Projects

New Orleans, LA — March 20, 2018

Don't lose valuable time and money - join us and find out how to improve your project management skills.

Make sure your projects are completed on time and within budget - minus costly claims and lawsuits. Staying current on construction issues and trends has never been this important and it's never been this easy. Attend this seminar and get the critical information and updates you need to succeed on your next project, even in today's tough economy.

Whether you're new to the profession or very experienced, this seminar is your key to a better managed project - and a better bottom line. You simply can't afford to miss this opportunity - register today.

Benefits for You

- - Minimize your risk by understanding the nuts and bolts of construction contracts

- - Sidestep common pitfalls by using project scheduling to your advantage

- - Solve your toughest problems relating to subcontracting

- - Get tips on using documentation to manage - and prevent - construction claims

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe the basics of project management and scheduling.

- You will be able to discuss how to interpret standard contract provisions.

- You will be able to explain claim strategies and tactics for construction claims.

- You will be able to review establishing the contractor's daily rate.

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Why Lorman?

Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Pan American Life Conference Center
601 Poydras Street 11th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 224-1998

Agenda

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Overview
— Lloyd N. Shields
  • The Parties in the Process
  • Licensing Basics
  • The Benefits of Reasoned, Well-Considered, Well-Communicated Scheduling
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Project Management and Scheduling Basics
— Joseph V. Caldarera
  • Scheduling Basics
  • Schedule Format – Project Requirements
  • Activities and Durations
  • Logic – Relationships
  • Constraints and Critical Path
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM Break
10:25 AM - 12:00 PM Interpreting Standard Contract Provisions
— Jessica R. Derenbecker
  • General Contract Rules
  • Relationship of Plans and Specifications to Written Contract
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Issues and Options
  • Key Contract General Conditions Clauses
  • Subcontract Agreements and Strategies
  • Liquidated Damages
  • No Damage for Delay
  • Acceleration – Actual and Constructive
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Cutting-Edge Public Bidding Issues
— Jeffrey K. Prattini
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Project Scheduling, Updating and Creating Schedule Graphics
— Joseph V. Caldarera
  • Project Management Basics
    • Time, Resources and Cost Management
  • Project Scheduling
    • Assign Resources
    • Managing Cash Flow and Maintaining the Schedule
    • Tracking Resources, Costs and Revenues
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM Break
2:55 PM - 3:35 PM Establishing the Contractor's Daily Rate and Getting Paid-the Caldarera Formula
— Joseph V. Caldarera
3:35 PM - 4:30 PM Construction Claims
— Joseph V. Caldarera, Jessica R. Derenbecker and Jeffrey K. Prattini
  • Claim Strategy and Tactics
  • Schedule Issues
    • Who Owns the Float?
    • The Right to Finish Early
    • Concurrent Delay
    • Documenting Claims
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Why Lorman?

Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Pan American Life Conference Center
601 Poydras Street 11th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 224-1998

Credits

Seminar Registration

This program has been approved by the Louisiana State Bar MCLE Committee for 6.66 CLE hours.

The Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS) no longer approves providers or courses. Lorman Business Center, Inc. feels that this course is worth 8.0 PDH(s). According to LAPELS' rules, It will be the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a Course/Activity offered by an unapproved sponsor/provider is an Acceptable Activity.

Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 8.0 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Management Advisory Services for 8.0 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of construction law. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group-Live. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, owners, project managers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, accountants and developers.

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Why Lorman?

Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Pan American Life Conference Center
601 Poydras Street 11th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 224-1998

Faculty

Joseph V. Caldarera

Joseph V. Caldarera

J. Caldarera & Company, Inc.

  • CEO and president of J. Caldarera & Company, Inc.
  • Licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi in building construction, highway, street and bridge construction, heavy construction, municipal and public works construction, electrical, plumbing and construction management
  • Provides consultation and litigation support in construction management, estimation, scheduling and project management; and provides forensic evaluations related to construction projects specifically comprising of schedule analyses, estimation of damages/construction defects and water intrusion
  • Qualified as expert in construction means, methods, techniques, procedures and sequencing; building envelope and roofing/water intrusion expert; concrete, site work and general building construction, and insurance adjustment
  • Certified by the AACE International as a planning and scheduling professional, certified estimator, licensed insurance adjuster and certified thermographer
  • Speaker at ABA National Surety/Fidelity Conference, AICPA National Conference, claims documentation and prosecution, and application/interpretation of AIA A201 general conditions
  • Designed Louisiana Trace Residential Development, which has been noted for excellence in combining storm protective design features within aesthetic features of the development
  • Construction technology degree with minor in civil engineering, Louisiana State University

• Developed the Caldarera Formula

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Jessica R. Derenbecker

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Attorney with the New Orleans law firm of Shields Mott | LLP
  • Practice areas include commercial litigation; construction litigation; surety law (construction contract bond issues); construction defect claims; payment claims; claims of general contractors, subcontractors and owners; contract litigation; construction industry contract issues and review; and general litigation, including appeals, ADA Claims
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in judge trials and jury trials, on district and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and mediations
  • Named a Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the field of construction law
  • Admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana
  • J.D. degree, Tulane Law School; B.S. degree, Louisiana State University
  • Practices in all Louisiana state and federal courts
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or [email protected]
Jeffrey K. Prattini

Jeffrey K. Prattini

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Partner with the New Orleans law firm of Shields | Mott LLP
  • Practices in public bid law disputes, construction and surety litigation, contract analysis and review, contract litigation and products liability
  • Represents clients in federal district courts, state district courts, Louisiana appellate courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, mediations and arbitrations
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University School of Law, served as the article/index editor of the Loyola Law Review; bachelor’s degree in mass communication, Louisiana State University
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or [email protected]
Lloyd N. Shields

Lloyd N. Shields

Shields | Mott LLP

  • Managing Partner in the New Orleans law firm of Shields | Mott LLP
  • Practice areas primarily include construction litigation, surety law, business, technical, products liability, copyright, trademark and patent cases, and alternative dispute resolution
  • Represents clients in federal and state courts in judge trials and jury trials, on district and appellate levels, and in mediations and arbitrations
  • Admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Louisiana, various other federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court
  • Written and lectured extensively on construction law, alternative dispute resolution and related topics to a variety of professional groups
  • Handled hundreds of construction cases covering virtually every aspect of building construction and design
  • Member of the Construction Arbitration Panel and Construction Mediation Panel of the American Arbitration Association, a member of the American Arbitration Association national board of directors, and of the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
  • Named a Super Lawyer in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of construction/surety
  • M.Arch. and J.D. degrees, Tulane University
  • Can be contacted at 504-581-4445 or [email protected]
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Event Location

Pan American Life Conference Center
601 Poydras Street 11th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 224-1998

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Product ID: 402215
Published 2018
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