Troubled Project – Stopping Or Starting – What You Need To Know

Title:
Troubled Project – Stopping Or Starting – What You Need To Know

Date/Time:
March 10 , 2011
9:30 – 11:00 amRegistration 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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Time Square
The Palace Room – 9th Floor
New York

Description:
Please join us on March 10th as Sue Yoakum delivers this timely presentation.With the effects of the economy on the design and build communities,

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Review of Recent Cases Involving Design Professionals

Title:
Review of Recent Cases Involving Design Professionals

Date/Time:
January 13 , 2011
8:00 – 9:30 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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
The Atlantic Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston

Description:
Please join us on January 13th as Eric Howard and Matthew Tuller deliver this timely presentation.

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Design-Build in the Public Sector: Risk and Liability Issues for Engineers

Title:
Design-Build in the Public Sector: Risk and Liability Issues for Engineers

Date/Time:
December 9, 2010
9:30 – 11:00 amRegistration 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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Minetta – 8th Floor
270 West 43rd Street
New York,

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Design-Build in the Public Sector: Risk and Liability Issues for Engineers

Title:
Design-Build in the Public Sector: Risk and Liability Issues for Engineers

Date/Time:
October 27, 2010
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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
Atlantic Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Description:
David J. Hatem will deliver this timely presentation.

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Green and Sustainable Design

Title:
Green and Sustainable Design

Date/Time:
September 23, 2010
9:30 – 11:00 amRegistration 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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Minetta – 8th Floor
270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Description:
David J.

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Integrated Project Delivery/BIM, New York

Title:
Integrated Project Delivery/BIM

Date/Time:
June 24, 2010
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 (1.5 HSW) and attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Westin New York at Times Square
Ambassador 2 – 2nd Floor
270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Description:
On June 24th, 

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Special Half Day Business Symposium

Title:
Special Half Day Business Symposium

Date/Time:
June 16, 2010
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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. Attendance certificates will be available upon request.

Location:
Boston Harbor Hotel
Wharf Room
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Description:
Please join us in Boston for our upcoming special half dayBusiness Symposium for Design Professional Firms on June 16.

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Integrated Project Delivery/BIM, Boston

Title:
Integrated Project Delivery/BIM

Date
May 26, 2010

Description:
On May 26th, Sue Yoakum led a discussion of the latest developments in Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”) and Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) role in IPD projects. Integrated Project Delivery continues to generate interest and a sense of promise for some owners, designers and constructors and confusion among others. This discussion focused on 1) what is “pure” IPD; 2) what are the modified versions of “IPD;”

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Mock Mediation

Title:
Mock Mediation

Date:
April 22, 2010

Description:
The Donovan Hatem LLP Professional Practices Group and DH Consulting Group LLC, a subsidiary of Donovan Hatem, presented a mock mediation to facilitate the resolution of responsibility for technical issues that the Owner believed were caused by the Design Professional. The case involved alleged damages from errors and omissions by the Designer, which were discovered by the Owner when the building was being repaired for unrelated damages several years after the building was constructed.

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Review of Key Cases Involving Design Professionals

Title:
Review of Key Cases Involving Design Professionals

Date
March 25, 2010

Description:
Donovan Hatem LLP panelists, David Corkum, Eric Howard, and Matthew Tuller, provided an overview of seminal court decisions in Massachusetts that have defined the legal roles, duties and obligations of design professionals. Attendees learned the difference between common law (court decisions) and contract law and the duties imposed by common law versus duties assumed under a contract. Attendees heard an overview of the design professional’s standard of care as defined by Massachusetts courts,

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Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims, New York

Title:
Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims

Date:
February 4, 2010

Description:
In this Roundtable, we discussed the role of the expert witness as a consultant to an attorney and as a provider of technical testimony on behalf of the client. We discussed the expectations an attorney may have for his/her experts and how these play out in mediation, arbitration and litigation.The common work of an expert witness, tips on how to avoid litigation and embarrassing discovery,

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Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims, Boston

Title:
Roles of Experts in Resolution of Claims

Date
January 14, 2010

Description:
In this Roundtable, Donovan Hatem LLP partner, Jack Connarton, discussed the role of the expert witness as a consultant to an attorney and as a provider of technical testimony on behalf of the client. Jack discussed the expectations an attorney may have for his/her experts and how these play out in mediation, arbitration and litigation.The common work of an expert witness, tips on how to avoid litigation and embarrassing discovery,

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Liability Issues in LEED (New York)

Title:
Liability Issues in LEED

Date:
October 29, 2009

Description:
Donovan Hatem LLP attorneys Sue Yoakum, AIA, Esq. andStephen Kesselman, Esq. led this discussion focusing on managing risks associated with LEED projects, contractual terms and conditions in LEED agreements as well as what to avoid and consider for LEED contracts. Sue and Steve also discussed the professional liability risks associated with green design and LEED, a review of AIA LEED contract terms and recent cases relating to LEED.

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Liability Issues in LEED (Boston)

Title:
Liability Issues in LEED

Date:
October 22, 2009

Description:
Donovan Hatem LLP attorneys Amanda Sirk, Esq. and Stephen Kesselman, Esq. led this discussion with a focus on managing risks associated with LEED projects, contractual terms and conditions in LEED agreements as well as what to avoid and consider for LEED contracts. Amanda and Steve also discussed the professional liability risks associated with green design and LEED, a review of AIA LEED contract terms and recent cases relating to LEED.

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Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change? (New York)

Title:
Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

Date:
September 24, 2009

Description:
In recent years, Owners have been investigating and implementing new and innovative ways to reduce costs, improve productivity, and reduce conflict and adversity in the design and construction process. They are more frequently looking to new methods of delivering A/E/C services, such as IPD and new tools such as BIM. 

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Mock Mediation

Title:
Mock Mediation

Date:
September 23, 2009

Description:
The Donovan Hatem LLP Professional Practices Group and DH Consulting Group LLC, a subsidiary of Donovan Hatem, presented “A Mock Mediation: Owner vs. Design Professional, Part 2.” The first Mock Mediation was presented at a Donovan Hatem LLP Design Professional Roundtable in June 2008, at which the mediation objective was to sort out the responsibilities and damages. The audience decided the outcome/settlement range. Back by popular demand, Part 2 picked up where Part 1 left off where audience members were given the opportunity to assist in the settlement process.

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Global Design Practices: Risks and Liabilities (New York)

Title:
Global Design Practices: Risks and Liabilities

Date:
June 25, 2009

Description:
Last year and to date, there has been an increase in the number of design firms marketing and providing design services on projects outside of the United States. We discussed risks and liabilities associated with providing design services outside the United States, how to manage these risks and liabilities, including standard form of agreements available for overseas work.Sue Yoakum, Esq., AIA led this discussion focusing on four areas design professionals should consider when trying to understand risks and liabilities associated with providing design services outside the United States.

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Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunties and Risks for Engineering Consultants (Boston)

Title:
Bridge, Tunnel, Dam, and Levee Inspections: Opportunities and Risks for Engineering Consultants

Date:
January 15, 2009

Description:
Given the sad state of the nation’s public infrastructure and the growing trend of public entities outsourcing their infrastructure inspection needs, there is a heightened demand for inspection services by civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering firms. The opportunities that coincide with this demand are coupled with exposure to huge risks associated with a catastrophic failure of the inspected facility.

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Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

Title:
Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Allocation and Professional Liability Exposure in the Collaborative World of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery: Business as Usual or Fundamental Change?

Date:
June 11, 2009

Description:
In recent years, Owners have been investigating and implementing new and innovative ways to reduce costs, improve productivity, and reduce conflict and adversity in the design and construction process. They are more frequently looking to new methods of delivering A/E/C services, such as IPD and new tools such as BIM. 

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Comparison of AIA Documents and ConsensusDOCS

Title:
Comparison of AIA Documents and ConsensusDOCS

Date:
May 21, 2009

Description:
Design professionals have traditionally favored the AIA form agreements, which first splashed onto the scene in 1888. Modified through the years, the AIA has produced many versions of contract documents that design professionals continue to utilize for a variety of reasons. In September 2007, a new document called the ConsensusDOCS was launched.Sue E. Yoakum, Esq., AIA and Justin Jagher, Esq., led this presentation on May 21st and explored the differences and similarities between the Owner-Architect Agreements for the AIA and the ConsensusDOCS.

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