The Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous 1,000 year old construction defect case in history. And from the famous leaning Tower in Italy to the Surfside condo collapse in Florida, as long as humans continue to design and build structures, there will be leaky windows, substandard foundations, poorly designed roofs – and disgruntled clients.

To Engineer is Human: Construction Defects

By highlighting numerous historical and recent case examples Terence Kadlec & Andrew Guerra will illuminate the path to construction defects and the fundamental best practices in response.

Terence & Andy  will focus on the construction defect landscape, the construction process & where defects arise and best practices for working with experts. To access the course please click here: The Path to Construction Defects and Fundamental Best Practices in Response.

Additional Topics:

* Design build vs. traditional projects

* Design phase & getting to bid

* Getting to permit

* Construction phase

* Contractor & engineer

* Governing code

* Owner/developer

* Design professional

* Building envelope


* Patent vs. latent defects

* Standard of Care

* Foundation systems

* Sitework & framing

* Vetting the expert

* Previous practice & testimony

* Education & training

* Subject matter

* The expert’s report

As Practice Leader at EnVista Forensics Terence Kadlec focuses on construction defect claims and litigation, manages the group’s matters, provides mentorship and technical oversight internally and is a thought leader. Andrew Guerra is a Technical Lead with over 20 years of structural engineering experience including structural design of residential, commercial, educational and mixed-use structures.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Alabama (AL)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

* Vermont (VT)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: California CLE.