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On July 26, 2017, Joe Meuleman and Don Gray are providing Idaho AGC members with a free seminar on the recent revisions to the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Owner/Contractor and Contractor/Subcontractor contract documents.  These documents are regarded as the most common construction agreements in the industry. 

The seminar will focus on what these revisions mean and how to negotiate changes to protect your company's interest.  Issues covered include a detailed analysis of recent change to the AIA contract provisions such as:

  • Notice Requirements
  • Communication Requirements
  • Design Obligations
  • Scheduling Issues
  • Changes
  • Insurance and Bonds
  • Termination
  • Claims and Disputes

To register for this free seminar - click HERE


On May 24, 2017, Joe Meuleman will be presenting a WebEd seminar with other industry experts on Key Tips for General Contractors and Subcontractors to Unlock Subcontract Negotiations.

The focus of the webinar is how to unlock the most important contract issues from a General Contractor and Subcontractor's perspective so that you don't get stuck on your next subcontract negotiation. There will also learn highlights from the recently released ConsensusDocs standard contract updates that AGC endorses, as well as tips to modify these standard contracts for your specific project.  Issues covered include:

  • Learn to effectively issue spot and negotiate a variety of issues commonly found in subcontracts to help improve your business.
  • Analyze key issues regarding contingent payment, and learn to recognize potential ramifications.
  • Discuss issues involved in scope changes, and how they can impact timing, price and more.
  • Analyze a variety of dispute resolution methods so you can choose the right one for your project.

Joe Meuleman will be presenting at the 98th Annual Associated General Contractors National Convention with other industry experts on Key Tips for General Contractors and Subcontractors to Unlock Your Subcontract Negotiations.

The focus of the presentation is how to unlock the most important contract issues from a General Contractor and Subcontractor's perspective in order to not get stuck on contract negotiation. There will also be highlights from the just released ConsensusDocs standard contract updates that AGC endorses as well as tips to modify these standard contracts for a specific project.  Issues covered include:

  • Termination for Convenience
  • Pass through requirements
  • Payment Terms (Pay-if-Paid vs Paid When Paid)
  • Indemnity
  • Changes and Interim Directives
  • State Law Restrictions
  • Scheduling/Sequencing
  • Insurance/Builder's Risk
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