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Lorman Education Services: Cruisin' Construction Issues in the Bahamas

Miami, FL, Nassau and Key West
March 13 - 17, 2006

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas

Course Fee $595.00

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Attorneys and Accountants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Description
(Click Here for a *.pdf version of the Course and a Registration Form)

Tuesday, March 14 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Use Of AIA Documents In Construction
Jonathan J. Sweet
A. Overview: Value Of Form Documents Such As AIA
Documents For Construction Projects
B. Analysis Of 1997 B 141; Comparison To 1987 Version
C. Review Of Major AIA Documents
D. Ownership And Use Of Design Documents
E. Dispute Resolution Under AIA Documents

Tuesday, March 14 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Construction Estimating And Budgeting – Estimating For Budget Development
Andrew T. Englehart, Esq.
A. Getting Started – Administrative Items Related To Pre-Construction Budgeting Estimating
B. Process For Producing The Estimate And The Budget Document
C. Special Scoping And Costing Issues

Wednesday, March 15 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Construction Contracting
Jonathan J. Sweet
A. Introduction To Construction Contracting
B. Key Construction Contract Issues
C. Bidding Problems
D. Risk Management For Construction Participants

Wednesday, March 15 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Understanding Construction Risk Shifting Provisions
Bruce G. Alexander
A. Contractual Indemnity
B. Common Law Indemnity
C. Liability Insurance And Related Coverage/Limitations/ Exclusions/Completed Operations Coverage
D. Builder’s Risk Coverage And Related Limitations And Exclusions
E. Professional Liability Coverage/Special Project
Insurance
F. The “Pay If Paid” Clause
G. The “No Damages For Delay” Clause
H. Distinguishing The Contractual Warranty Period From The Statute Of Limitations

Thursday, March 16 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Construction Claim Analysis/Delays
Bruce G. Alexander
A. Enforceability Of The “No Damages For Delay” Clause
B. Delay Duration – Impact To Critical Path
C. Rationale For As-Planned Manloading
D. Days Impact To Critical Path vs. Delay Days
E. Milestone Dates/Activities Affected
F. As Planned Completion Date vs. As Built Completion Date

Thursday, March 16 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Managing Construction Projects – Being Proactive vs.
Reactive

Andrew T. Englehart, Esq.
A. Tips On Managing Projects Before Procurement/Award
B. Tips On Managing Projects During Start-Up
C. Tips To Avoid Problems During Construction
D. Project Strategic Planning

***New Passport Requirements***
By December 31, 2005, passports will be required for all air and sea travel to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Central and South America. For more information go to
U.S. Dept of State.


Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Bruce G. Alexander is a senior partner in the law firm of Boose, Casey, Ciklin, Lubitz, Martens, McBane & O’Connell with offices in West Palm Beach, where he focuses in the areas of construction contracting, construction lien law and construction litigation. Mr. Alexander is Florida Bar board certified in the area of construction law and was appointed by The Florida Bar as part of the nine member inaugural panel creating this area of recognized certification. He attended Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, before attending Brown University where he received his B.A. degree in economics and business administration. He received his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he served as executive editor for the Journal of International Law.

He was admitted to The Florida Bar where he is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Alexander is also a member of the American Arbitration Association, the American and Palm Beach County Bar Associations and has published articles and lectured extensively before the Associated General Contractors of America and various contractor trade organizations, The Florida Bar, Lorman Education Services and the Palm Beach County Bar Association on issues including contract drafting and interpretation, delay damages, contractor licensing, construction lien law, construction insurance coverage and interpretation of A.I.A. contract documents. He is co-author of “Effective Use of the Expert Witness” published in Florida Construction Law and Practice, C.L.E., 4th Edition. Mr. Alexander is currently serving his nineteenth year on the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of America, Florida East Coast Chapter and has been a repeat recipient of its Outstanding Service Award, Affiliate Member.

Mr. Alexander has served as chairman of the Construction Law Committee for the Palm Beach County Bar Association for the years 1993-1996 and 1998-2004, and currently serves on The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee where he served as co-vice-chair for the 2001-2004 years. Mr. Alexander received the highest ranking for Florida construction lawyers as published by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also listed in the area of Construction Law by the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers (1st Edition 2005).

Andrew T. Englehart, Esq., has over 25 years of varied experience in the construction industry, which range from operating equipment and wearing a tool belt, to being the vice president of construction management operations for a 100M+ year GC/CM, to his present position as president of Construction Process Solutions, Ltd *(CPS). CPS is a national construction consulting firm providing project specific support services, including construction management, estimating, and scheduling, as well as claims analysis and dispute resolution support. He has been directly involved in the project management of over a half billion dollars of construction including water treatment plants, convention centers, high rise office buildings, multi-unit residential housing, hospitals, and university buildings.

Mr. Englehart has been involved in both areas of CPS services – project specific support services and dispute resolution services. He has been admitted to testify as an expert in court and in arbitrations on matters relating to scheduling, cost, and standard of care as regards to construction management services. Enabled by his knowledge as an attorney and experience as a contractor, Mr. Englehart has been involved in the analysis of over 200 claims in the last 10 years ranging in value from $50,000 to $75,000,000 on almost every type of project, and in locations from Anchorage, Alaska, to the east coast. He has been admitted many times in different venues as an expert witness in issues involving construction management standard of care, cost and scheduling.

Mr. Englehart is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Construction Science Department instructing “Project Costing and Cost Control” and “Construction Finance”. He is also an active arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel for Arbitrators for the Construction Industry and as a mediator to various participants in the construction industry. His education includes a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio and J.D. degree from Capital University – Columbus, Ohio.

Jonathan J. Sweet is the principal attorney with the Law Offices Of Jonathan J. Sweet, located in San Jose, California. His firm concentrates in construction and real estate law. He regularly represents contractors, owners and design professionals. He has co-authored the third and fourth editions of a major reference source on construction law, Sweet On Construction Industry Contracts/Major Aia Documents (1996 and 1999), and prepares annual supplements for this book. He has written a book Entitled Avoiding Or Minimizing Construction Litigation (1993). Mr. Sweet has taught construction law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, for San Jose State University, and for the Lincoln Law School of San Jose. Mr. Sweet has conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials, mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Sweet is available to act as a professional arbitrator or mediator when retained by either parties or attorneys for parties. He also serves as an expert witness in construction litigation. He is a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of General Contractors, and serves on the board of directors of the Peninsula Builders Exchange in San Carlos, California. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco.

Accreditation
Continuing Education Credit
Lorman Education Services is approved to provide general continuing legal education credit. Up to 13.0 hours of continuing legal education will be available if applicable in your state.

Continuing education credit for architects through AIA and project managers through PMI is available.

Continuing education credit for engineers, land surveyors and contractors may also be available.

Please call Lorman for more detailed CE information at 1-866-352-9540.


Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Mon Mar 13
Miami, Florida
Registration / Reception / Cocktails ... 3:00 - 4:00 pm
-
5:00pm
Tue Mar 14
Nassau, Bahamas
Courses ... 7:00am to 11:00am
8:00am
midnight
Wed Mar 15
CocoCay, Bahamas (private island)
Courses ... 7:00am to 11:00am
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 16
Key West, Florida
Courses ... 7:00am to 11:00am
10:00am
6:00pm
Fri Mar 17
Miami, Florida
9:00am
-

Ports of Call
Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
LORMAN RATE
JS
Junior Suite with Private Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert to queen-size), private balcony, and bathtub
$CALL
F1
Ocean View - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area and a private bathroom. (122 sq. ft.)

$CALL

H
Ocean View - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom. (122 sq. ft.)
Please note: All Category G Staterooms have an obstructed view.
$CALL
M
Large Inside - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom. (119 sq. ft.)
$CALL

3rd/4th in same room $210 per person plus port charges & taxes
Port charges, taxes and fees $128.95 per person
Deposit $100.00 per person

Register by November 30, 2005 to
guarantee rates and availability

Course Fee $595.00
Register by October 7 $495.00
Register by November 4 $545.00


Airfare additional

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason