By Allison Klein, vice president of member services, ARTBA

Robots and drones and AI, oh my!

Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations are rapidly changing the built and legal landscapes during ARTBA’s Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum, June 1-2, at the ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C.

Mark R. Berry, a Peckar & Abramson partner, will discuss this topic as one of eight major presentations during the forum, which is geared towards transportation contractors and designers. In-house counsel, lawyers and others involved in the operations and management of transportation construction projects and systems are also encouraged to attend.

Berry says his presentation will be “a think piece about what’s coming” in the not too distant future. Technology will have dramatic impacts on the construction of transportation infrastructure, he says, potentially effecting road widths, traffic lane capacity, intersection design and parking requirements. Considerable workforce and legal implications also will emerge as machines become smarter and grow more independent of human operators.

Forum attendees also will be able to focus on today’s legal and regulatory challenges. Other topics:

  • Public-Private Partnerships and Integrated Project Delivery
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Federally Funded Projects: Understanding and Avoiding Getting Tripped Up By The Strings Attached
  • Defending Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • The Lawyer’s Successful Assimilation Into The Project Team And Resultant Value
  • A Fresh Look At Quantifying Loss Of Labor Productivity

Leading professionals from national law firms and organizations will discuss these topics with attendees throughout the event.  ARTBA is also working on getting approval from various states for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.  Tennessee, Florida and Pennsylvania are already onboard, and we expect to receive more state approvals shortly.

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