The Seminar Group has assembled a diverse group of top Construction Law Professionals who practice in and understand the issues of complex public and private construction in the Pacific Northwest region and nationally. This seminar will cover critical-path schedule and delay concepts and principles essential for understanding and presenting project delay issues and claims, as well as advanced technical and legal concepts and strategies for addressing schedule delay, disruption, and acceleration claims.
Our panel of expert speakers will address the most challenging issues that arise in managing project schedules and delays and will present cutting-edge techniques for documenting, analyzing, and presenting project schedule delay events, providing guidance on how to avoid, negotiate, and resolve these disputes.
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Tymon Berger, Program Co-Chair, is an attorney at PNW Construction Law who represents builders and owners with construction disputes. His construction experience spans 24 years, beginning in the field managing work for three of the largest contractors in the U.S. He serves on the legal & legislative affairs committee for the AGC of Washington.
Brendan J. Peters, AIA, Program Co-Chairs, is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s Litigation practice. He focuses on construction litigation, construction transactions, and complex commercial litigation. He has over 15 years of combined experience in the legal and construction fields. Before becoming an attorney, he was an architect.
Evan A. Brown is an attorney at Groff Murphy PLLC. He serves as counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients. His practice includes bid protests; contract negotiation/procurement; complex litigation, and dispute resolution arising from public and private construction projects, including trial, mediation, and arbitration.
F. Burak Evrenosoglu, PE, PSP, CCP, is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Inc. He is a licensed civil engineer in WA, OR, MD, CO, and a licensed attorney in California. He has more than 24 years of broad international construction management experience.
Katharyn Getchell, CCP, PSP, is a Project Controls Manager for OAC Services, Inc. She has more than 30 years’ experience in program and project planning, scheduling, budget development and cost controls. She has worked as a scheduling consultant for both owners and contractors and knows the value of a well-developed construction schedule.
Michael P. Grace practices construction law with Groff Murphy PLLC, providing counsel to general contractors, owners, sureties and insurers. He negotiates and drafts a wide variety of agreements called for in the construction industry, and has experience resolving different types of construction claims and disputes.
James Hansen is the Emeritus Director of Construction and Planning for the Bethel Public School District. He was responsible for implementing a Capital Construction Bond Program with a work value exceeding $650 million in today dollars. He has 44 years of experience and is a nationally recognized speaker on the use of wood in school construction.
Christopher Heger, Assoc. DBIA, LSSBB, is the Chief Innovation Officer and a Senior Associate with OAC Services, Inc. He is a respected builder with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, biopharmaceutical, and complex office projects. He utilizes business science and strong leadership skills to unify teams and build a learning culture.
Kyle McLeod is a Project Manager with Hainline & Associates, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience as an Owner Representative in construction and design. He has worked with diverse groups on sensitive and polarizing issues, presented to elected officials and boards, successfully managed concurrent projects, and delivering sustainably built environments.
Jeffery L. Ottesen, PhD, PE, PSP, CFCC, is a principal of Alta Cascade, Inc. He has over 30 years’ professional experience in civil engineering, planning, CPM scheduling, construction management and ADR services. In the last 20 years, he has been involved extensively in dispute resolution and EPC contractor management process improvements.
John Rewolinski is a Project Manager at Hainline with more than 17 years of experience in the Construction industry. He is an expert in project scheduling and is highly skilled in the application of multiple scheduling platforms including Primavera P6, MS Project, as well as VR applications for construction and 4D scheduling.
James Stoner, PE, serves as President & COO of Hainline & Associates, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. His primary areas of specialty include construction consulting & scheduling, schematic & construction document budgeting, constructability review, value engineering, change order negotiation, and commissioning.