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How to Win in Today’s Volatile Construction Market

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location:      ABC Keystone Headquarters, 135 Shellyland Road, Manheim, PA  17545
Date:             April 27, 2023
Time:            8:30am – 5:00pm

Who Should Attend this Event?
All Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Design-Builders, Firm Principals, Chief Financial Officers and Contracting Officers.
Anyone struggling with:

  • Delay Costs
  • Legal Fees & Court Time
  • Opportunity Costs
  • Damage to Reputation & Severed Relationships
  • Increased Insurance Costs/Premiums
  • Decline in Morale

About this Event:  5.5 AIA LU
This AEC risk management event, featuring 8 leaders in construction law from Offit Kurman, will take an in-depth look at the challenges in the volatile construction market, identify risk factors and provide concrete risk management tools to implement in front-end contracting and project management. The joint AIA PA / ABC Keystone event will focus on applying traditional legal and risk management strategies to allow firm leaders to confidently navigate the current construction market landscape.



8:00 – 8:30
Registration & Coffee

Time Impact and Delay Claims Avoidance, Management, and Resolution in the Current Volatile Construction Market | Approved for 1.5 AIA LUs
Presented by Tony Potter and Franklin Miller of Offit Kurman + Anthony Manning of MBP

Before starting a project, be prepared to manage common project contract and execution issues, which typically cause claims and influence the resolution of disputes. Learn the basics through discussion of typical disputed matters from inception (i.e. a change order request, notice of claim) through entry into dispute resolution proceedings (direct principal-to-principal negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation). The presentation will focus on the common causes of scheduling issues, time impacts and delay claims and disputes, the importance of appropriate notification, contemporaneous documentation of critical path schedule impacts, and how to determine the financial impacts of a delay and ultimately resolve a project dispute. This discussion is relevant for all levels of project participants and will explain what claims are, why claims are filed, and how to seek to resolve time impact claims on a principled basis.

10:00- 10:15

Strategies for Successful Project Acquisition and Delivery
Presented by Tom Powell & Brian Jeffers of Offit Kurman

The session will focus on project acquisition and procurement as well as innovative project delivery methods to maximize competitiveness, manage risk, and deliver economically successful projects.    The session take a deeper dive into Joint Ventures: Teaming Agreements, construction manager (At Risk and Advisor, Design-build and Design-bid-build).  Identifying risk and addressing high/low reward requirements in public and private solicitations.  Recognize risks accepted and remedies available under construction contracts.

11:30 – 12:30 
Networking Lunch with Panel Discussion
This will be an open house panel discussion in which the lawyers are available to answer any and all of your questions. As you go through the day’s sessions think about what else you might want to know the answers to and this will be an excellent opportunity to get answers!

12:30 – 1:45
Improving Leadership Mitigates Risk in a Volatile Construction Market | Approved for 1 AIA LU
Presented by Josh Quinter of Offit Kurman

The construction industry is a fluid environment. The need to adapt to an ever-changing landscape on a project can be managed in a variety of ways; but experience suggests the often over-looked topic of leadership has perhaps the biggest impact on risk mitigation. Leadership skills – including effective communication techniques, creating an ownership mentality, and proper delegation, among others – prevent problems from even occurring and make it easier to solve them if they do arise. Good leaders are in high demand in a current market challenged by labor shortages, supply chain issues, and other problems that require companies to do more with less. This presentation will explore the differences between leadership and management, the important elements of good leadership, and various styles of leadership. The desired result will be to provide tools for those in attendance to build effective teams that limit risk and get projects to completion efficiently.


Avoiding Business Busters…
(Risk Management & Insurance Coverage, Indemnity and Hold Harmless)
Presented by Meghan Finnerty & Richard Dunne of Offit Kurman

3:00 – 5:00
Networking Wine & Cheese Reception


If you are unable to attend in person this event is NOW AVAILABLE virtually.  Register below.

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Thomas Powell


Meghan Finnerty


Richard Dunne

Anthony Manning

Josh Quinter

Franklin Miller

Brian Jeffers

Tony Potter

Kevin Fasic






April 27
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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AIA Pennsylvania


ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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