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Arbitration and Mediation: A Hands-On Workshop for Engineers

0.8 CEUs | Sunday, March 22

Instructor

Peter Liloia, III, Esq., A.M.ASCE

Peter is a very effective and inspirational instructor. — Gautam Ghosh, President, GS Realty, Tampa

The instructor made it informative and enjoyable. Actually fun. — William Newell, Principal, Monroe & Newell Engineers, Denver

Purpose and Background

Very often, engineers find themselves involved in disputes that require arbitration hearings or mediation proceedings; are you prepared?

This course is designed to provide all parties involved in engineering and construction with a thorough understanding of how to deal with arbitration and mediation. Many construction and engineering contracts require arbitration and mediation for handling disputes that inevitably arise. Arbitration and mediation are also required by most courts.

This course will be presented in an informal, interactive style using examples from real life. Attendees will learn how mediation and arbitration work, i.e., rules, procedures, etiquette, etc. You will learn how to prepare and present your case, and how to properly document the job. Through role-playing in mediation exercises and mock arbitrations based on actual cases, participants will gain practical, hands-on advice and guidance. This workshop provides valuable, timely, and immediately useful skills for engineers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the arbitration and mediation clause in your contracts
  • Learn the “nuts and bolts” of how mediation and arbitration work and how they can save you time, money, and aggravation
  • Learn how to document the job and why this is crucial
  • Get practical advice and guidance on how to prepare for and conduct yourself in a mediation or arbitration so you will be successful
  • Gain hands-on experience and skills through participation in mediation exercises and mock arbitrations using real-life cases

Who Should Attend

  • Consulting engineers
  • Field engineers
  • Project managers
  • Project engineers
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Government agencies and public owners
  • Private owners and developers
  • Design-build firms
  • Architects
  • Attorneys

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through case studies, mediation
exercises, and mock arbitrations.

Seminar Outline

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Introduction
  • Why do disputes arise?
  • Common types of claims
  • Step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare for a mediation or arbitration
  • How mediation works and practical advice for success
  • Mediation role-playing exercises (mock mediations)
  • How to document the job and why it’s critical
  • What should you do when a claim situation arises?
  • Arbitration rules and procedures and how to conduct yourself
  • Arbitration role playing exercises (mock arbitrations)

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