Construction SuperConference 2017
Presented By: Emerald Expositions
About the Event
The Construction SuperConference, now in its 32nd year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.
Participants will walk away with invaluable information and resources to assist them in meeting today’s challenges. The conference will showcase many notable and expert in-house and outside construction counselors and consultants who will take up the many challenges of advising construction industry participants in a challenging economy. The program design of the conference allows ample opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the leading construction firms and the industry’s top construction attorneys.
December 4 - 6, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM PST
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM PST
The Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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JAMS Featured Speakers
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
Loss of Productivity: The Advantages, Pitfalls, and Challenges of Developing and Implementing Recommended Standards
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Loss of Productivity claims are often difficult to assess and quantify using objective rules and metrics. To address this challenge, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) convened a committee to develop non-mandatory, recommended standards for identifying and evaluating such claims. The panel will discuss the advantages, pitfalls and challenges encountered in developing standard related to addressing factual entitlement and quantification of losses. Panelists, including academic, industry, and legal professionals, will present the controversies that exist, recent legal findings that seem to undermine or reinforce some common practices, and differences between the ASCE's approach and other publications.
The View from the Seat at the End of the Table: What Being an Arbitrator or Mediator Has Taught Us About Being Better Advocates
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM PST
Three attorneys who have decades of experience as neutrals will team with a nationally renowned expert to explain what they've learned from being neutrals about how to be better advocates. Some advice will be practical (how to best handle exhibits) and some will be more theoretical (why fighting with your adversary is counter-productive). All this will be supplemented by the insights of an expert, who will provide advice on how to get the most out of your expert to support your case, without the expert becoming too much of an advocate.
Hon. Carol Park-Conroy (Ret.)
E32 Strategies for Prompt and Effective Resolution of Government Claims Utilizing the Court of Federal Claims and Boards of Contract Appeals
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM PST
The formative ideal in constituting the courts hearing government contract claims was to provide the informal, expeditions, and inexpensive resolution of disputes. Mindful of the ever-increasing need to realize this organizing purpose, the panel will consider several means by which the Boards of Contract Appeals ("BCA") and Court of Federal Claims ("CFC") can be utilized in achieving the goal of prompt and effective claims resolution.