Building Information Modeling Technology: Identifying and Mitigating Legal Risks

Evaluating BIM's Impact on Construction Projects, Potential Liability and Contracting Issues

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

This program is included with the Strafford CLE Pass. Click for more information.
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Conducted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel representing owners, architects and contractors using building information modeling (BIM) technology. The panel will discuss potential legal risks with BIM and approaches to minimize risk, including contracting, licensing, information management and control, and more.


BIM technology is an increasingly popular collaborative modeling tool for construction projects. However, design professionals using BIM technology face significant challenges and a number of potential legal pitfalls.

Several legal and practical questions surround the growing use of BIM technology, including who owns the model, who is liable for errors made during the collaborative process, how payment to the various parties is determined, who controls the project, and more.

Counsel to owners, architects and contractors using BIM technology must fully appreciate the legal issues and prepare agreements with BIM issues in mind. Counsel should also be prepared to respond to BIM issues that arise in projects.

Listen as our authoritative panel of construction attorneys explains legal considerations for counsel to owners, architects and contractors using BIM technology. The panel will discuss key legal risks with BIM technology and how to mitigate and manage the risks.



  1. Current trends in the adoption of BIM technology for construction projects
  2. Legal considerations and risks with BIM
  3. Best practices to mitigate and manage risk


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the current trends in the construction industry regarding the use of BIM technology with public and private projects?
  • What key legal risks do design professionals face when using BIM technology?
  • What are the important legal and practical considerations for counsel representing design professionals using BIM technology?
  • What issues arise with modifying and adapting existing AIA and ConsensusDOC contracts for BIM uses?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Joel L. Halverson
Joel L. Halverson

Severson & Werson

He is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on professional liability, construction and general litigation. He...  |  Read More

Theodore D. Levin
Theodore D. Levin

Morris Polich & Purdy

He focuses on design professional liability, construction law and general liability litigation. He is a registered...  |  Read More

Clark T. Thiel
Clark T. Thiel

Jones Day

He focuses on construction project and contract dispute resolution. His work includes prosecuting and defending...  |  Read More