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Sustainable Construction and the Evolving Standard of Care


"Green," "sustainable design," and "high performance" are merging in the design/construction context as terms synonymous with a process that is intended to benefit the environment, offer health and well­being to end users, and provide long-term cost savings.

New certification systems attempt to define—and often place different parameters around—what is "sustainable." Many of these requirements are finding their way from voluntary to mandatory as they are incorporated into various infrastructure projects, regulations, planning codes, and design requirements. These "green" concepts can establish new mandatory baselines for environmental performance and project goals, which are fundamentally different from the objectives of traditional design.

However, "green" design still being in its infancy can mean uncharted design issues and risk management complications. At the forefront are engineers, municipal officials, architects, contractors, construction managers, and other building professionals who must implement a new methodology without the benefit of trusted design standards, years of practical application, or established court rulings.

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar as speaker Jean Terry (Partner at Gordon & Rees) reviews roles and responsibilities in this new environment and the potential impact on the design standard of care and liability implications.

This course will also discuss the legal difficulties encountered with "green" infrastructure, including the obstacles created by the lack of verification standards, the evaluation timetable for such construction, the issues created by the unknown costs of such construction and maintenance, the application of typical contract provisions to “green” principles, and the strategies to better manage these risks.

Learning Objectives 
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand how green building can cause liability for building professionals
  • Discuss current statutes and regulations that impact green liability
  • Learn how to safeguard against that liability
  • Explore how our current system of construction will be forced to change in order to accommodate green building principles

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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcasts > Construction ($79.00)


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