Rosemary Carson, a partner in Gordon & Rees's Construction Group, is the featured speaker on June 22 at the Orange County Chapter of the National Assocation of Women in Construction meeting. Ms. Carson will be speaking on: Green Building Construction: Best Practices To Mitigate Your Company's Liability Through Educated Bidding Strategies and Negotiation of Specific Contract Clauses.
Among the issues Ms. Carson will address are:
Can the owner withhold retention until LEED certification is achieved, even if that dates is months after projection completion?
Could the owner hold your company responsible for lost tax credits/utility rebates, violation of local green ordinances/building codes, construction/tenant financing or leases lost because of a failure to achieve the specified certification level?
If the ultimate building tenant was sold on "green" marketing promises, and claims these have not been met, is your company at risk?
Could your insurance carrier refuse to cover these losses?
The NAWC meeting will be at McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant in Santa Ana from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.