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7 Deadly Contract Clauses
These clauses may seem like a good idea. But don’t be fooled. They can kill!
Clauses that you believe to be benign, may actually jeopardize the financial wellbeing of design firms, and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. It is imperative for design firms to have a thorough understanding of these “deadly clauses” and how to identify and correct faulty language in order to mitigate associated risks. Join us for a webinar as presenters review contractual clauses regarding instruments of service, right to withhold or offset fees, reliance on Owner supplied information, coordination of Owner’s consultants, limiting liability, compliance with civil rights legislation, and prevailing party clauses and more in order to identify common clauses that are often overlooked or thought to be benign.
This program is accredited by AIA San Francisco to provide 1 CES Learning Unit to AIA member attendees.
Registration for this session is open at the bottom of this page.
By attending this course, attendees will:
- Learn how to establish an effective process for conducting a thorough review, interpretation and negotiation of design contracts for construction projects.
- Review common problematic contractual clauses, often overlooked by the professional.
- Gain tools and strategies for negotiation in order to remove, amend or diffuse the harmful language.
- Learn where to access reliable resources and contacts to help in review of Agreements: AIA Resources; Insurance Broker; Outside Counsel; Colleagues.
About the Presenters
Peter G Longley, AIA
Chief Operations Officer, CBT Architects
Peter has 40+ years of experience in all phases of architectural design services, from design and production through construction, and management–including risk management and contract review. He has written production standards, quality manuals and developed on-line tools and templates that are useful both for education and professional practice process improvement. Peter’s career includes service at Hillier, John Burgee Architects, Payette, Tsoi/Kobus Design, and CBT, where he is currently Chief Operations Officer. He has completed projects in New York, Boston, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Sydney. Peter is a graduate of Lehigh University with a BA, and Washington University in St. Louis with a Master of Architecture. Peter’s writings include two chapters in the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition, as well as four novels: Captive, Compelled, To Elena, and A Most Fatal War. Peter lives with his wife in a seaside village south of Boston–proud parents and grandparents.
Peter Noone, AIA
Managing Director, SCB
Pete Noone is the Managing Director of SCB’s San Francisco office where he is responsible for the office’s overall operations and management. He sits on the firm’s Executive Committee that oversees SCB’s operations, risk management, finance, and strategic pursuits, providing firmwide leadership and direction. Pete also leads the firm’s internal professional development and educational programs for staff.
As the Managing Principal for the firm’s west coast projects, Pete’s responsibilities include team organization and assembly; contract review and fee negotiations; and overall project delivery strategy and execution. His counsel and organizational talents are instrumental at the beginning of projects, and his experience and expertise in construction administration are key components of SCB’s reputation as a firm that builds what it designs.
In his 35+ years at SCB, both in the Chicago and San Francisco offices, Pete has supervised teams for numerous large-scale multifamily residential, mixed-use, and institutional projects nationwide. While in the Chicago office, Pete led teams on the award-winning restoration of the Nichols Tower as part of the historic Sears Catalog Facility in Chicago’s Homan Square; One Rincon Hill in San Francisco; The Legacy at Millennium Park in Chicago; and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex at the University of Notre Dame. Since relocating to California, Pete’s projects include 399 Fremont and Solaire, residential apartment towers in San Francisco; 615 Eighth Avenue, a condominium project in Seattle; and Park Lane, Anaha, and Victoria Place, all luxury condominium projects in Honolulu.
Pete received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Director at Large and Assistant Secretary of the AIA San Francisco Board of Directors, and serves on the Management Group of the national Documents Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).