Construction Risk Mitigation Prior to and During Catastrophic Events
Bid and Tender Stage Considerations, Alternative Construction Methodologies, Modifying Working Times
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise construction counsel on best practices for preparing for catastrophic events, from wildfires to extreme heat to hurricanes and tornadoes. The panel will discuss how the more active, severe weather and climate activity of the last few years has led to construction projects with potential delays and adjustments in mind. The panel will provide counsel with factors to consider in pre-bid planning and tender stages, how to utilize alternative construction methodologies, and how to modify working times and supply chains to meet needs.
- Recap of major weather and catastrophic events from 2020 to today
- Construction concerns
- Pre-planning at the site
- Emergency evacuation plans
- OSHA reviews
- Local community regs
- Construction contracts
- Pre-negotiated rates
- Alternative delivery methodologies
- Supply delays
- Insurance issues
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- What is the financial impact of catastrophic events on construction in the last two years?
- How should counsel address pre-bid and tendering of projects when major weather is anticipated?
- What considerations to OSHA and emergency planning should construction firms review before beginning a project in a hazardous zone?
- What are the specific provisions in the contract to mitigate risk when dangerous conditions are expected?
Michael C. Kelley
Shutts & Bowen
Mr. Kelley’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation, as well as transactional... | Read More
Mr. Kelley’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation, as well as transactional matters involving construction projects and the acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate. He counsels businesses that develop, own, build, occupy and invest in real estate or construction projects, helping them to make better, more profitable decisions and preserve longstanding relationships and economic value. Mr. Kelley helps his clients anticipate, prepare for and defend against litigation proactively, or when a dispute must be resolved, utilize litigation efficiently and effectively. He represents clients in the construction and real estate industries, including corporations, builders, developers, designers and high-end investors in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.Close
Michael S. (Max) Klimas
Keene Klimas Consultant Group
Mr. Klimas has over 34 years of experience in construction management and over 28 years of experience supervising... | Read More
Mr. Klimas has over 34 years of experience in construction management and over 28 years of experience supervising construction professionals. He analyzes and interprets complex construction issues for clear, concise understanding by outside parties; provides expert consultation in concert with the legal process, from initial claims analysis through litigation; supplies research and strategic assistance to clients and their counsel regarding construction disputes; contributes to documentation review and other information gathering/analysis needs to ensure that supporting data passes all necessary scrutiny; performs documentation review, cost analyses, damage calculations, scheduling variances and other real-world measures; assesses projects against legal or insurance claims to help mitigate disputes and facilitate opportunities for mediation; and provides consultative expertise to clients in all phases of construction, from pre-construction to finished product. Mr. Klimas’ credentials include Certified General Contractor, State of Florida; LEED AP; Certified State of Florida SWPPP Inspector; OSHA Certification.Close
Insurance Office of America
In 1985, Mr. Rush began his insurance career and spent 16 years as a third-party administrator overseeing all... | Read More
In 1985, Mr. Rush began his insurance career and spent 16 years as a third-party administrator overseeing all underwriting and policy services. He joined IOA in 2001 as a commercial lines producer and became a stockholder in 2003. Prior to his insurance career, Mr. Rush was Vice President of commercial lending at a local bank.Close