WWEMA 2019

Jul 25, 2019 ‐ Jul 26, 2019



Sessions

Find the Flaws in Your Contract

Jul 25, 2019 8:45am ‐ Jul 25, 2019 10:15am

Identification: 1

It’s time to play Find the Flaws™. This highly interactive presentation will help empower you to identify and avoid common contract crafting pitfalls. You will have an opportunity to jump right in and analyze common-but-challenging provisions, spot the issues, and discuss risk mitigation techniques. This engaging speaker will have you marveling at how much you have learned and how quickly the time flies.

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Alternative Procurement Mechanisms, Contract Language, and Risk - What you Need to Know

Jul 25, 2019 10:30am ‐ Jul 25, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: 2

Technology manufacturers are seeing a growing number of projects using al-ternative procurement mechanisms such as design-build, progressive design-build, CMAR, and P3s. Each is unique and different from the traditional design-bid-build process. This presentation will look at each of these different pro-curement mechanisms and provide insights into the appropriate supplier con-tract language to reduce and mitigate risks.

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Is Your Company Struggling with How to Manage Contracts? - A Contract Lifecycle Management System May Be the Answer

Jul 25, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Jul 25, 2019 2:00pm

Identification: 3

While companies have automated processes in most aspects of their business, many have been reluctant to change the way they manage their contracts. While we struggle to use email and spreadsheets, Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) software offers a solution to store contracts, manage workflow and approv-als, uses artificial intelligence, provides analytical reporting, and so much more. CLM can improve efficiency and consistency, reduce risk, increase revenue, and streamline the entire contract process. We’ll discuss if your company is ready to consider a CLM solution, review the features and functionality that are currently available, and evaluate the benefits of CLM along with the potential pitfalls of implementation.

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How to Negotiate a Successful Change Order

Jul 25, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Jul 25, 2019 3:00pm

Identification: 4

The best contracts are ones that don’t require change orders but that rarely happens. Find out what you need to know and steps you need to take to minimize your risk of change orders when a contract is first signed, as well as how to reduce risk if a change order is needed. Based on years of personal experience, this inter-active presentation will help you minimize costly changes, saving you time and money.

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Tariffs and Quotas and Trade, Oh My!

Jul 25, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Jul 25, 2019 4:30pm

Identification: 5

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Contract Killer Clauses & How to Neutralize Them

Jul 26, 2019 9:00am ‐ Jul 26, 2019 10:30am

Identification: 6

The most important and unfair contract clauses cause a 20% premi-um on prices and lead to failed projects and litigation. What are ex-amples of poorly drafted “killer clauses” and how can you avoid them to get better project results? You will learn to identify the clauses that impact your bottom-line like work scope, payment, differing site condition, indemnification, and how you can leverage ConsensusDocs standard contract provision and other strategies as part of your contract negation strategies toolbox.

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Is Your Accounting House in Order? Emerging Issues Update

Jul 26, 2019 10:45am ‐ Jul 26, 2019 11:45am

Identification: 7

Accounting and reporting issues in the construction industry are con-stantly changing. In this session, you will hear the latest accounting and standards updates on FASB, AICPA, Private Company Council and others that could impact the construction industry. Implementa-tion and guidance on the new Revenue Recognition and Leasing standards will be discussed as well. With the implementation dates for non-public companies rapidly approaching, staying abreast of the developments around these new standards will be important as

Speaker(s):
  • Nickie Redick, CPA, Director, BKD National Construction and Real Estate Group
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