Certifications help create a level playing field in the construction industry for non-majority- owned construction businesses. Various public and private programs exist to promote these businesses and increase their participation in
contracting opportunities. This panel will discuss current issues in the industry for certified businesses and those with whom they contract.
Learn more about the MBE and WBE Businesses in the Construction Industry at this 30 minute Q&A session with the speakers.
This session will run 1:30 PM-2:00 PM and be repeated at 2:00 PM–2:30 PM.
Join us as we look at current trends in HVAV design that frequently involve the use of energy recovery ventilators combined with the use of variable refrigerant flow cooling systems. This combination can result in inadequate dehumidification capacity. The resulting lack of dehumidification capacity can cause or contribute to mold growth and sick building syndrome in existing buildings. This condition can also result in a contractor being unable to “dry in” a building during new construction which, if it happens, will likely lead to construction delays. How the system came to be like that frequently involves an error or omission claim against the architect and/or engineer, as well as defective product claims.Speaker(s):
This 30 minute breakout will review COVID-19's impact on construction contracts, including issues of force majeure.Speaker(s):
Does a defect exist in the construction of a building envelope when the designer does not take into consideration rapidly changing weather conditions? This panel will discuss claims where neither the construction nor the building product is defective, but failures are caused by changing and previously unanticipated weather conditions, the effect of building codes that are lagging behind real-world climate conditions, and the judgment of design professionals who design to code rather than designing to anticipated risks.
Learn more about The Effect of Our Changing Climate on Building Design at this 30 minute Q&A session with the speakers.
Virtual inspections have become an essential tool for moving critical investigations forward while complying with travel and business restrictions and protecting the health and safety of all involved. During this webinar, our panelists will explore the range of tools and techniques used to perform virtual inspections or remote laboratory work, incorporating in-depth input from multiple remote participants in real-time, with only the minimum staff needed to be physically present.Speaker(s):
This 30 minute breakout will review COVID-19's impact on the the construction industry.Speaker(s):