School Facilities Capital Projects Webinar Series #5 : School Construction: Construction Phase - Bonds & Insurance
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Join OASBO, BASA, & OSBA for the fifth webinar in this six-part series. Construction projects, by their nature, involve risk. It is critical that the school district properly manage that risk. This session will provide an overview of the multiple ways that a school district can manage risk on a construction project, including a review of key contract provisions, an overview of basic insurance concepts and types, an examination of typical insurance requirements for a construction project, and a discussion of construction bonds and the role of a surety on the project.
Other Webinars in the Series
School Construction Law - The Fundamentals - 2/15 at 12 p.m.
In this webinar, understand the basics on how to address your facility issues. Design-Build, Construction Manager-At-Risk, General, and Multiple Prime Contracting - these are just a few of the options available to school districts for procuring construction improvements and services. In this presentation, we will explore the fundamentals of each delivery method, how they differ, how to legally utilize them, and how to retain necessary professionals on your project.
In the Beginning... School Facility Projects - 2/16 at 12 p.m.
In the beginning stages of a school facilities project, the school administration and board must not only determine what is needed and best for the school district, but what the community needs and desires are as well. In this webinar, we will discuss the ability to ascertain the community’s opinions, and also discuss what school officials may, or may not do during a campaign for a bond levy. In addition, we will discuss the role of OFCC during these beginning stage processes, if any.
School Construction-Capital Financing - Voted or Unvoted? Putting the Financing in Place for Your Facilities Project - 2/23 at 12 p.m.
This webinar will look at voted and unvoted options for financing your school facilities construction project, including the process of placing of voted bond levy or alternative levy on the ballot.
School Construction-Capital Financing: Understanding the Debt Issuance Process - 2/24 at 12 p.m.
This webinar will cover the debt issuance process once your school district’s financing has been decided, from passage of the authorizing legislation through the issuance of debt to the post-issuance compliance requirements.
School Construction: Construction Phase - Project Administration - 3/6 at 12 p.m.
This presentation will provide an overview of a school district’s role in the administration of a construction project. At the onset, we will review the district’s role in the competitive bidding process and selection of a contractor and subcontractors. Next, we will discuss important documentation to safeguard the district in the mechanics’ lien process. Then, we will explore the district’s responsibilities in processing payments throughout the project, including the proper management of the retainage. Finally, we will detail the project close-out process, including issues that may arise and how to resolve them.
Partner, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Chris McCloskey is chair of Bricker & Eckler's Public Sector industry group and is a partner in the Construction Law group. He focuses his practice on construction-related contracting and disputes, as well as general business and litigation. He is experienced in researching and drafting motions for construction lawsuits, preparing and reviewing construction contracts, construction claims, change orders, purchase orders, project analysis, mechanic's liens, bid strategy and project coordination. He represents school districts with all facets of their capital projects with the OFCC.
Attorney, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Casey Rieth is a construction attorney who focuses on both transactional and litigation matters. In addition to providing guidance on project delivery methods, including construction manager at risk, design-build and general contractor, Casey prepares procurement and contract documents. She also negotiates construction project contracts on behalf of both public and private owners. Having been a part of many projects involving health care systems, schools, libraries, counties, villages, townships, port authorities and other public and private entities, she has worked with architects, developers, contractors and other key personnel to ensure a project is developed and carried out successfully. In the event that claims are filed and litigation arises, Casey represents owners, contractors and design professionals to reach a beneficial outcome. Additionally, Casey works with public and private owners in dealing with mechanic’s liens and assists in resolving bid disputes.
Prior to joining Bricker, Casey worked as a staff attorney under The Honorable Richard A. Frye of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. While earning her law degree, Casey served as a legal intern at the Ohio Senate and was a judicial extern for The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.