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NJ Transit Construction Law Refresher

  • September 12, 2022
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

construction lawThis virtual Construction Law Refresher course will provide an overview of the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the planning, design, and construction of buildings and structures. Expert instructors will discuss the basics of the Spearin Doctrine, design immunity, claim avoidance/mitigation, roles and responsibilities, and more, while also focusing on the relationships of the various parties in NJ Transit project delivery methods.

Understanding these complex relationships is key to effectively communicating, fulfilling roles and responsibilities, and avoiding claims. Course instructors will present the material with emphasis on the procurement processes used by NJ Transit. They will also cover how land use regulations, building permits process, and working with other agencies affects projects — among the other topics listed below.

Peter J. Coote, PE, ESQ.
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary; Pennoni

Gary C. Chiumento, Esquire
Managing Partner; The Chiumento Law Group, LLC.

  • The Owner-Contractor Agreement and the Contract “Families ( AIA, EJCDC, Consensus Docs, DBIA)
  • The Notice to Proceed and Mobilization issues
  • Construction Phase services of the Design Professional
  • Substantial Completion and Final Completion
  • Post Substantial Completion
    • Warranties
    • Statutes of Repose and Limitations
  • Typical Problems during construction
    • Interpreting the Documents: Submittals, RFI
    • Project meetings
  • Safety: whose responsibility and handling the personal Injury claim
  • Change Orders
  • Claims Process
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • NJ Contract Claims Act
  • Indemnification and /Contribution: Common Law and Contractual
  • Contract Provisions to Watch For
    • Waiver of Consequential Losses
    • Waiver of Subrogation
    • Limitation of Liability
    • Insurance Requirements
    • A201 Conditions of the Construction Agreement

Date & Time

September 12, 2022
9:00 am–12:00 pm


Construction & DesignRisk & ResilienceSafetyWorkforce Development
Gary C. Chiumento, Esquire

Gary C. Chiumento, Esquire.

Peter J. Coote, PE, ESQ.

Peter J. Coote, PE, ESQ.




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