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Shop Drawings and Other Construction Submittals: Legal and Engineering Perspectives

Understand your responsibilities regarding submittals and shop drawings, and how they fit into the design and construction process.

Contractors and design professionals, who are required to supply and respond to shop drawings and submittals on a construction project, may find themselves questioning whether the submittal review process can be made less contentious and more effective. They also may seek guidance in establishing procedures to request, track, and review submittals in a way that minimizes delays and anticipates long lead items and work that may require significant development in the submittal phase. This topic will help the persons responsible for shop drawing requests, development, submittals, and review to implement submittal tracking and review procedures that accommodate the need for prompt and efficient reviews while providing adequate time for coordination and resubmittals, if needed. This information will also explain the purposes of shop drawings and submittals on a project, and why failing to allow for adequate time for, or to assign competent resources to, the submittal review process is a common cause of construction delays and nonconforming work, which may result in cost overruns and contract disputes.

Runtime: 91 minutes

Topic Content

Shop drawings are generally required for any prefabricated components being used in a construction project. They can include everything from cabinets and HVAC appliances to structural steel components. Because of this, knowing how to correctly read, use, draft and review shop drawings is an essential part of a project manager’s job. This webinar covers three main topics:

  • What is a shop drawing? What is their purpose and when should they be used? How do they differ from other types of submittals?
  • Who should be involved in drafting/reviewing shop drawings? What are the various responsibilities of contractors, architects and engineers during the review process?
  • What are the risks and liabilities involved? How can you protect yourself from exposure when creating and reviewing shop drawings? What other legal considerations are required?

Credits and Certification

Completion of this program may earn the student credit that can be put towards Lorman Education Services' Construction Compliance™ certificate. The Construction Compliance™ certificate is a recognized and respected continuing education program for construction, engineering and development professionals. The program is designed to help these individuals expand their professional and technical knowledge base, develop and maintain high ethical standards, and foster a drive for continual improvement.

Completion of this subject may also qualify you for a continuing education credit with your local bar or engineering association. Please check the Credits tab for a state-by-state list of eligible programs.

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Shop Drawings and other Construction Submittals: Legal and Engineering Perspectives is available as an OnDemand webinar containing a slideshow and prerecorded audio content. You can access it at any time, from any computer with a working Internet connection. You can also download this program as an MP3, or order a flash drive containing the audio files and associated reference materials.

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Agenda

Uses of Shop Drawings and Submittals

  • Shop Drawings and Submittals - Definition and Purpose
  • Shop Drawings vs. Contract Documents
  • Action Submittals vs. Informational Submittals

The Submittal Process

  • Role of the Contractor, Its Subcontractors and Suppliers
  • Role of the Design Professional, and Its Consultants

Contractual and Performance Issues in the Submittal Process

  • Delays in Submittals or Review
  • Substitutions and Other Deviations From Contract Documents
  • Inadequate or Incomplete or Uncoordinated Submittals
  • Legal Effect of a Reviewed or Approved Stamp

Best Practices for a Successful Submittal Process

  • Identifying Work for Which Submittals Are (and Are Not) Needed
  • Adopting a Realistic Submittal Schedule
  • Establishing Effective Submittal Tracking and Review Procedures

Effective Use of Shop Drawings and Submittals

  • Confirming Contractor's Understanding of the Design Intent
  • Identifying Defects and Deficiencies Before Fabrication and Installation
  • Addressing Justifiable Substitutions and Variations From Contract Documents
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  • AIA 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J2016. This course is approved for 1.5 Learning Unit hour(s). Prerequisite: None, Program Level: Intermediate: Advanced Preparation: None All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
     
  • AK ENG 1.5
     
  • This Ondemand program is applicable for professional development hours through the Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Professional development hours: 1.5. *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This Ondemand program is applicable for professional development hours through the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This Ondemand program is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This course has been approved for 1.0 PDH by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers in the Areas of Practice.
     
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  • This Ondemand program is applicable through the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.for 1.5 professional development hours.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This Ondemand program is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours through the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This program is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours through the Illinois Society for Professional Engineers.* *Please check the rules and regulations in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This Ondemand program is applicable for 1.8 professional development hours through the Indiana State Board for Professional Engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • The Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS) no longer approves providers or courses. Lorman Business Center, LLC. feels that this course is worth 1.5 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.
     
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  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a board approved sponsor with the Maryland Board of Professional Engineers. This course qualifies for 1.5 professional development hours.
     
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  • This ondemand course is applicable for 2.0 professional development hours for engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This ondemand course is applicable for professional development hours through the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
  • MT ENG 1.5
     
  • This ondemand course is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours for engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. This course qualifies for 1.5 professional development hours for engineers.
     
  • ND ENG 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is an approved provider through the North Dakota State Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors. This seminar qualifies for 1.5 of continuing professional competence for engineers.
     
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  • This course is applicable for professional development hours for engineers if the course is continuing engineering education for you..* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This course is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours for engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance. The New Hampshire Board of Engineers has final authority on granting approval.
     
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  • This course is applicable toward engineering continuing education hours in Oregon, please refer to your rules and laws.
     
  • PA ENG 1.8
     
  • This program is applicable for 1.8 PDHs for engineers through the Pennsylvania State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This course is applicable for 1.5 hours toward the PDH requirement for engineers through the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This program is applicable for 1.5 hours of continuing education through the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA BOARD).* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This course is applicable for a maximum of 1.5 hours toward the PDH requirement for engineers.* *The Wisconsin Engineer Section has final authority on the acceptance of individual courses and providers.
     
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  • This course is applicable for 1.5 professional development hours for engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     
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  • This course is applicable for 1.8 professional development hours for Wyoming engineers.* *Please check the rules and requirements in your state for compliance.
     

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Lisa A. Barton, Esq.

Lisa A. Barton, Esq.

Bazelon, Less & Feldman, P.C.

  • Shareholder in the law firm Bazelon, Less & Feldman, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of commercial litigation, with a focus on construction litigation
  • Represents and advises institutional and private project owners, real estate developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals
  • Conducts regular seminars/live webinars on topics related to the preparation and interpretation of effective construction documents and contracts
  • Practiced architecture for ten years prior to law school
  • Prepared custom door, window and millwork shop drawings
  • Admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; registered architect in Pennsylvania
  • J.D. degree, Temple Law School; M.Arch. degree, University of Pennsylvania; B.Arch. degree, The Cooper Union
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Published 2019
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