Presentation of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

Presentation of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

Presentation of the ABA Forum

In the margins of the CICA working group on Construction Contracts, chairman Alex Wagemann (Chile) invited Mr. Richard Wong, representative of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law (ABA Forum) in order to explore possible ways of collaboration with CICA.

The ABA Forum represents all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, and sureties. Its mission to serve the construction industry through education and leadership. The ABA Forum is divided into 14 different divisions (e.g. International Construction, Litigation & Dispute Resolution etc.).

The ABA Forum and Covid-19

Recently, the ABA Forum also engaged in issues related to Covid-19. In fact, fourteen separate webinars on Covid-19 and the construction industry were organized. The recordings and summaries can be made available to CICA members. Topics include best practices, supply chain issues, construction workforce, business interruption and other insurance questions, force majeure, dispute resolution in a virtual world, Architecture and Engineering firms, sureties, cross-border design & construction.

“Bridging the Americas” Webinar Series

The ABA Forum is also engaged internationally. As an example, it recently launched the “Bridging the Americas” Webinar Series – engaging the Spanish and Portuguese speaking Americas in construction issues. This initiative comprises 4 virtual panel discussions on various topics (e.g. Potential Unenforceability Issues in Contract Provision, Damages, Standard of Care Issues, etc.). Please note, that these Webinar Series are free of charge.

A last session is still to be organized and CICA members are invited to suggest topics and join the panel.

Download the presentation of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law here.

Contact CICA Management or Alex Wagemann, chairman of the CICA working group on Construction Contracts, for further information.

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