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2019 "An Assist with Design-Assist: Everybody's Doing It, Should I?” Sponsored by ConsensusDocs
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Please join us on Thursday, February 28th at 2pm ET for an NAEP webinar titled "An Assist with Design-Assist: Everybody's Doing It, Should I?” Sponsored by ConsensusDocs.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2000 Columbia, MD 21045
Columbia, Maryland  21045
United States
Contact: Melanie Freeman
(443) 219-3614

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NAEP Webinar presented by ConsensusDocs

“An Assist with Design-Assist: Everybody's Doing It, Should I?”

Thursday, February 28, 2019 |  2:00 PM ET

Complimentary Registration



What is design-assist and why are owners and builders increasingly using this approach, especially on more complex jobs? Design-assist helps bring the General Contractor, CMs, and Trade Contractors, earlier into the process to support a more collaborative approach with a dynamic range of optional services from preconstruction services through project close-out. To be successful, owners’ must take a role in facilitating design-assist. Learn how the recently published ConsensusDocs 541 Design Assist Addendum provides the first industry standard tool for design-assist contracting.

Design-assist provides an opportunity to prequalify trade contractors in the preconstruction process, rather than just select based upon price. Arm yourself to allocate risk appropriately without getting stuck in the middle and how to memorialize contractual. Take projects to the next level of IPD’ish or IPD-lite project by combining design-assist with lean construction tools highlighted in the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Construction Addendum.  


Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and discuss design-assist contracting and how it enables better collaboration with architects and engineers, CMs and trade contractors, and owners in a coordinated fashion.
  2. Understand how design-assist helps bring qualifications into selecting key trade contractors and CMs.
  3. Explain the range of services that can be utilized in choosing design-assist from preconstruction services through commissioning that avoids a one-size-fits all approach.
  4. Explain how lean construction tools can be coordinated with design-assist to achieve a more integrated or IPD’ish project


If you do not handle or are not involved with construction management or construction contracts, please forward this webinar to someone who does and would be interested in learning more! 


Our Speakers

Joe Leone, Partner with Drewry Simmons, Vornehm, LLP, focused on construction contract law 
Joseph M. Leone is a Partner with DSV where he focuses his legal practice in the areas of Construction Law and Public Contract Law.  Mr. Leone represents all participants in the construction industry, including public and private owners, general contractors, construction managers, design-build contractors, and trade contractors in drafting and negotiating contracts, providing general counsel, and in all types of performance and payment dispute resolution. Mr. Leone earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1995. Prior to practicing law, he spent seven years as a project engineer/project manager for a large construction company.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and Section of Public Contract Law, the Indiana Bar Association where he is a past chair of the Construction and Surety Law Section, and the Associated General Contractors of America where he is a member of the Project Delivery Forum Steering Committee, and various ConsensusDocs contract drafting committees, including the Integrated Project Delivery and the Cost Plus with a GMP contracts through the Contract Documents Forum.

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs

Brian Perlberg serves as the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations. Mr. Perlberg is on the ABA Forum on the Construction Law Steering Committee for the Contract Documents, the Executive Committee for the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of the Arbitration Association of America (AAA), and the Advisory Board for Construction SuperConference Board. He has been recognized as a top legal voice by Engineering News Record (ENR), and featured in Who’s Who Legal, Construction. Mr. Perlberg, also serves as AGC of America’s lead counsel on construction law matters. Previously, he served as General Counsel for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).



Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.

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