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June 2010

Orange County Partner Rosemary Carson to Speak on Green Construction at National Association of Women in Construction Meeting

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.



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