Legal Language of Green
When: 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Thursday November 3, 2011
Where: Merrimack Room
If you are involved with Green Building, fielding questions and requests from customers, or looking to enter this growing market segment, you need to know the legal ramifications of what you say, do, and sign. Your best approach is knowledge, not reaction! Topics include pre-construction, construction, and post-construction implications; performance vs. aspiration; impact on owners, design professionals, and contractors; new opportunities and risks; and legislation and regulatory environment at national, state, and local levels. Other issues to be discussed include questionable claims about increased worker productivity and performance in sustainable buildings; the fact that current studies are inadequate to provide any accurate support to claims that indoor air quality and decreased health problems result from green buildings; and that there’s far too much marketing activity around green, which often creates hidden risk and mismatched expectations.
Ronald Ciotti, Esq., Partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He represents general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, owners/developers, architects, and engineers both regionally and nationally in construction-related matters, including all aspects of construction law, contractual disputes, lien work, bond claims, construction, and design-defect claims, bid disputes, litigation, and dispute resolution. Ron has lectured on construction law, including IPD contracting, ConsensusDocs topics, and other construction law topics for numerous construction-related organizations.