November 6 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Please join us on November 6 as David Hatem, P.C. presents Varying Risk and Responsibility for Design Adequacy in Alternative Project Delivery Methods at the Boston Harbor Hotel. This program will address how risk and responsibility for design adequacy is impacted in the context of project delivery approaches, between project participants in direct contractual relationships and between design professionals and third parties with whom the design professional has no direct contractual relationship. Registration and continental breakfast is at 7:30 am in the Wharf Room, the presentation will begin at 8am.

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October 1 Roundtable at the Westin New York at Times Square

Is Perfection Possible? Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction.

Please join us on October 1 as Stephen Jones, Senior Director with McGraw Hill Construction and Sue Yoakum lead a discussion on Is Perfection Possible? McGraw Hill has been selected to study this issue, Phases 1 and 2 are complete and will be published this fall. Join us as we discuss and learn about the study results. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9 am in the Palace Room of the Westin New York at Times Square.

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September 17 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

A Study of Two Lean Projects – What is Lean Project Delivery and why is this a Good Project Delivery Method?

Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 for a panel discussion on Terminal B Improvements Project (Massport) and the Chicopee Women’s Correctional Facility Project (DCAMM) covering the good, the interesting and the successful aspects of Lean Project Delivery.

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AIG Construction Symposium

David Hatem, Esq. will be presenting “Project-Specific Professional Liability Insurance and Alternative Project Delivery Methods: Risk Allocation Considerations and Functional Alignment” at the 2014 AIG Construction Industry Practice Group Symposium on September 10.

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June 18 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Standard of Care – Is it changing?

Eric Howard and Kristen Ragosta will lead a discussion on the Standard of Care. Standard of Care is an issue in every lawsuit or claim against an Architect or Engineer. This roundtable will discuss the recent developments surrounding this important topic. We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Harbor Hotel on June 18. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 am.

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May 8 Roundtable at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Alternative Project Delivery Methods: What is driving the interest, do they solve the perceived problems with Design-Bid-Build, and what are the risks and other issues for design professionals.

David Hatem will lead the discussion addressing the reasons motivating project owners to consider and select project delivery methods alternative to traditional Design-Bid-Build. We look forward to seeing you on May 8 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Registration begins at 7:30.

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UNH Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Conference

Eric Howard, Esq. and David J. Hatem, PC will be presenting “Being an Expert Witness” on May 1 from 1:30-2:45. This session will take alumni Tony Coviello and Eric Olsen through a mock expert witness case to demonstrate a deposition and trial. Eric and David will demonstrate mistakes expert witnesses make and how to avoid them.

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David J. Hatem PC will be the Program Moderator for the Alternative Delivery Methods – ACEC/MA Breakfast Program

On January 22, 2014 the ACEC/MA Program Committee and Private Sector Committee will present the Alternative Delivery Methods Breakfast Program Hosted by: CDM Smith. Program Moderator: David Hatem, Esq., Donovan Hatem LLP

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Announcement: Ross Wecker presenting at the Annual Steel Design Conference

Ross Wecker was a speaker at the 32nd Annual Steel Design Conference at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute on June 5, 2013. Ross spoke on the recent developments in the law for consideration by fabricators, engineers, architects and detailers.

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Announcement: Kenneth B. Walton speaking at Boston Bar Association Event

Donovan Hatem LLP Partner, Kenneth B. Walton will be the speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s event on March 22, 2013 – The Trial of a Professional Liability Case. The presentation will focus on the trial of a professional liability case that includes the defense of a malpractice claim and the prosecution of a counterclaim for unpaid fees.

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Roundtable: Boston: Risk Allocation Issues for Design Professionals on Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships Projects

Risk Allocation Issues for Design Professionals on Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships Projects

Please join us on Wednesday, December 6th as David Hatem delivers this timely presentation.
Increasingly, Project Owners on major projects are selecting the alternative project delivery approaches of Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships. In most instances, Project Owners resort to these alternative delivery approaches in an effort to achieve Owner objectives that include costs and time efficiencies, promote team building, develop mutual and common incentives and reduce tension and adversity among key project participants. Increasingly some Project Owner risk allocation decisions in these alternate delivery approaches are out of alignment with the conceptual underpinnings of, and best practices in, those approaches, and will lead to unfairness and the very resultant design and construction dysfunctionality and conflicts, disputes and claims that these approaches seek to avoid. Further, many of those risk allocation decisions create significant disconnects and challenges for the application of traditional liability insurance coverages for project participants (especially, professional liability insurance for Design Professionals).

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Roundtable: New York: In 2012, What Are The Ten Most Common Areas Of Design Professional Liability

In 2012, What Are The Ten Most Common Areas Of Design Professional Liability

Please join us on November 15th as Sue Yoakum and Scott Winikow deliver this timely presentation.

Sue and Scott will be discussing the ten most common areas of exposure for design professionals, including a discussion on managing clients, recognizing risky projects, contracts and awareness of issues during construction that may give rise to a claim. Specifically, this seminar discusses situations, scenarios, and predicaments that often create exposure for design professionals. Mindful of Francis Bacon’s observation that “knowledge is power”, the goal of this presentation is to prepare and provide the necessary tools for design professionals to mitigate and/or eliminate such exposure.

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A Panel Discussion on Claim Scenarios and Efficient Legal Defenses

September 20, 2012
8:00-10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

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Roundtable: Boston: An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24th as Sue Yoakum and Patricia Gary deliver this timely presentation.
Sue and Patricia will lead a discussion on:
1. Sustainability/Green/LEED: How to Manage this Changing Risk?
2. Building Information Modeling (BIM): What Do I Need to Know and Keep It Simple?
3. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD): Are we seeing IPD projects? Why would I want to do an IPD project if my profits are at risk?

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In 2012, What are the Ten Most Common Areas of Design Professional Exposure

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In 2012, What are the Ten Most Common Areas of Design Professional Exposure

Date/Time:
June 14, 2012
8:00-10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
North Atlantic Room
Boston,

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Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back

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Alternative Project Delivery Approaches, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Insurance: Moving Forward or Back

Date/Time:
May 3, 2012
8:00-10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
Wharf Room
Boston,

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An Update on the Big Three: Greeen/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

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An Update on the Big Three: Green/LEED, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery

Date/Time:
March 29, 2012
9:30-11:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 212.244-3333 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Plymouth Room
New York,

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Design Professionals – Practices, Projects, and Professional Liability Risks – The Last 50 Years and Beyond: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Appear to be Headed

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Design Professionals – Practices, Projects, and Professional Liability Risks – The Last 50 Years and Beyond: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Appear to be Headed

Date/Time:
March 15, 2012
8:00-10:00 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

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Justice Delayed: A Case Study Demonstrating Successful Claims Management

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Justice Delayed: A Case Study Demonstrating Successful Claims Management

Date/Time:
February 16, 2012
9:30-11:00 am Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Minetta Room
New York,

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Justice Delayed: A Case Study Demonstrating Successful Claims Management

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Justice Delayed: A Case Study Demonstrating Successful Claims Management

Date/Time:
January 12 , 2012
8:00-9:30 amRegistration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am. If you have not registered and would like to, please call 617.406.4504 or email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. AIA credits and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
Wharf Room
Boston, MA

Description:
Please join us on January 12th as Matt Tuller delivers this timely presentation.Matthew Tuller will lead a case study discussion of an Architectural Firm’s six year defense of an Owner’s claim highlighting the contractual defenses utilized to succeed in this action.

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