By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

The 11th Annual ARTBA Law & Regulatory Forum is one of the three components of the June 4-6 “Transportation Construction Professional Development Week.” The event will be hosted at ARTBA’s Washington, D.C. offices, near Capitol Hill.

The forum is aimed at contractors, designers, in-house counsel, and anyone involved in the operations or management of a transportation construction project. ARTBA President and CEO Dave Bauer will address the June 5 luncheon, providing participants with the latest details on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the transportation construction industry.

In eight sessions on the afternoon of June 5 and the morning of June 6, expert presenters will explore these topic areas:

  • Damages Without A Cause: Liquidated Damages Are A Penalty When Contractors Are Not Allowed to Raise Concurrent Delay as A Defense, with Chris Brasco, senior partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald;
  • The Evolution of Design Risk on Transportation Projects, with Brian Vella, member, Smith, Pachter, McWhorter;
  • Guidance & Compliance with Buy America, with Joe McGowan, shareholder, Rogers, Joseph & O’Donnell;
  • Prevailing Wage/Davis-Bacon Compliance Challenges, with Chris Caron, regional compliance manager, Kiewit, and Aliecia Taormina, director of client services, LCPTracker;
  • Compliance Trends & Best Practices, with Mark Berry, partner, Peckar & Abramson;
  • Reducing Project Risk Through Effective Use of Risk Transfer, Performance Guarantees, Surety and Insurance, with Tricia de la Peña, partner, Nossaman, and Dan Knise, president & CEO, Ames & Gough Insurance/Risk Mgmt., Inc.
  • P3 Projects: Strategies for Creating the Concessionaire Team, with Lakshmi N. Williams, general counsel, Transurban North America, and Jennifer A. Mahar, partner, Smith, Pachter, McWhorter PLC; and
  • Managing the Use and Abuse of Prescription Drugs and Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Your Workplace, with Dena Calo, partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, and Garry Boehlert, partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.

The other two segments of the Professional Development Week are Safety Training and Certification Preparation on the morning of June 4, and the Project Management Academy on the afternoon of June 4 and morning of June 5.

See the full program and register.