The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is a noble step forward for the building design and construction community with measures intended to create more efficient, waste-reductive construction sites from start to completion. This push forward by more and more municipalities and states to green codification has some looming consequences that should not go unnoticed as these standards become the law of the land. What are now simply best practices will soon be considered the minimum standard of care, increasing the risk profile of many projects and potentially triggering some exclusion clauses in current insurance policies. Designers and contractors will be forced to implement building features with complex components that many do not fully understand, leading to more frequent failures, while subsequently closing the gap in market differentiators among firms, such as experience and unique technical expertise.
While the IgCC is meritorious and inarguably a step toward the improvement of the earth’s environment, firms must anticipate the unintended consequences of many of the code’s requirements as they begin to act together in an operating building. These national mandates rarely take into consideration the unique requirements of differing regions around the country; variations in climate – hot, humid, very cold, or very rainy – will quickly identify deficiencies through building failures that codification simply cannot predict. As construction firms and contractors quickly morph into green practitioners, lack of expertise will result in design and construction deficiencies and an increase in lawsuits.
This 90-minute interactive program will prepare you for what’s coming by helping you:
- Understand that designers and contractors will soon be forced to implement building features that many do not fully understand, leading to more frequent building failures as firms design and construct buildings with complex components in an effort to keep the work coming in.
- Realize that what are now considered “best practices” will soon be considered the minimum standard of care, increasing the risk profile of many projects and potentially triggering some exclusion clauses in current insurance policies.
- Recognize that national mandates rarely take into consideration the unique requirements of differing regions around the country (e.g., hot and humid, very cold, or very rainy climates).
- Prepare for a time when everyone will quickly morph into a green practitioner – a period when the true marketplace differentiators (those with experience and unique technical expertise) will become difficult to discern, and design and construction deficiencies and lawsuits will increase.
- Identify the increased risk in your green-designed and -constructed project due to use of innovative products.
- Identify LEED credits in your project that may add minimal value but dramatically increase risk.
- Better understand the technical concerns of green building failures.
*In addition, a 10-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of the presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.
Who Will Benefit?
- This webinar is a must if you’re a design professional, engineer, architect, owner, contractor, subcontractor or attorney.
- Register today to gain a better understanding of increased risks that construction professionals face as they go green and how you can minimize your project risks when building green!
|Date:||Tuesday, February 12, 2013|
|Location:||Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)|
|Time:||1:00 — 2:30 EST|
|Price:||Webinar plus audio CD and handouts — $246 (best value)|
|Webinar only — $199|
|Audio CD and handouts only — $215 (pre-conference price)|
To reserve your space by phone, call (301) 765-9525.