Construction Contracts: Negotiating Key Provisions

Location: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa


BrownWinick attorneys, Brian Rickert, Michael Dee, Brant Kahler and Brent Soderstrum will be presenting at a National Business Institute (NBI) one-day seminar on "Construction Contracts: Negotiating Key Provisions."

Topics covered at the seminar will include:

  • Overview of Construction Contracts and Basic Contract Principles / Brant Kahler
    • Contract Formation and Essential Contract Terms
    • The Requirements for a Valid Contract
    • Must a Contract Be in Writing?
    • Exchange of Contract Forms
    • Conduct of the Parties
    • Change Orders and Contract Modifications
    • Interpreting Ambiguous Contracts
    • Breach of Contract
    • Warranties: Expressed and Implied
  • Essential Contract Terms / Brent Soderstrum
    • Scope of Work and Payment Terms
    • Indemnification and Insurance Coverage
    • Limitation of Liability
    • Site Conditions and Delay Claims
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Liquidated Damages
    • Consequential Damages
    • Choice of Forum/Law
    • Dispute Resolution
  • Project Delivery Systems and Contract Pricing Arrangements / Brian Rickert
    • Traditional and Emerging Delivery Systems
      • Design-Bid-Build
      • Design-Build
      • Multiple Prime
      • Construction Management and Its Variations
      • Integrated Project Delivery
    • Emerging Pricing Arrangements and Concepts
      • Public-Private Partnerships
      • Build-Operate Transfer
      • Build-Own-Operate
      • Lease-Buyback
  • Mechanic's Liens on Commercial Properties / Brian Rickert
    • Review and Impact of Dramatic New Changes to Iowa's Mechanic's Liens Laws
    • New Notice and Filing Requirements
    • Use of Iowa's New Online Mechanic's Notice and Lien Registry
  • Key Provisions in Subcontracts / Michael Dee
    • Flow-Down and Pay if Paid Clauses
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Termination
    • Making and Resolving Claims
    • Waiver of Subrogation
    • Lien Waivers
  • Dispute Resolution / Michael Dee
    • Negotiation
    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Litigation

DATE: February 11, 2014
LOCATION: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa
REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SEMINAR TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(lunch is on your own)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This basic-to-intermediate level program covers construction contract fundamentals for attorneys. It may also benefit paralegals and construction executives.

BENEFITS FROM SEMINAR: Every construction project is different, effectively negotiated contracts that protect against potentially devastating disputes consistently ensure the best possible outcome for your client, whether they are a contractor or subcontractor, or they are an owner. Gather the knowledge and tools you need to protect your client's interests when creating a construction agreement.

Register today at or contact them at 800-930-6182.