ConstructionPro Week, Volume: Construction Advisor Today - Issue: 17 - 08/20/2009

The Complexities of Construction Shop Drawings

 Webinar on Understanding the Risks and Obligations

Involved in the Preparation and Review of Shop Drawings

The construction industry, non-conforming shop drawings can create problems for everyone - prime contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers and their attorneys. It takes a savvy AEC professional to navigate the shop drawing submittal and review process.


To help AEC professionals stay in control of the their shop drawings, WPL Publishing Co. Inc. has teamed up with attorneys Hugh Anderson and Justin Weisberg to present an interactive webinar, "Understanding the Risks and Obligations Involved in the Preparation and Review of Shop Drawings." This 90-minute online presentation, on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. (EDT), will provide participants with important information concerning the contractual requirements regarding the submission and review of shop drawings,

including the obligations and rights of the parties. This course will also explore:
  • Benefits and disadvantages of recognizing shop drawings as contract documents
  • Tips to improve practices and procedures relative to shop drawing preparation and review
  • Recent cases concerning contractual disputes and liability resulting from problems originating from the shop drawing process
  • Ethical obligations of design professionals relating to the review of shop drawings
  • Evolving practices resulting from use of BIM and the development of new project delivery methods
In addition, a 15-minute period has been reserved at the end of the presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so participants can discuss specific issues and gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.


Hugh Anderson's practice consists primarily of construction and contract law. Mr. Anderson is legal counsel for theNational Society of Professional Engineers' EJCDC Committee, and he regularly assists public and private project owners, architects, engineers and contractors draft contract documents; develop project delivery strategies; and resolve claims arising from bid errors, construction problems, professional errors and omissions, terminations and functional failures. His work in construction law has been recognized in the current edition of Best Lawyers of America.


Justin Weisberg is a partner in the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP. His practice focuses on construction and design law as well as commercial litigation. He represents engineers, architects, design builders, developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and insureds regarding numerous issues related to construction design and insurance coverage law. His prior work as a registered professional engineer allows him to utilize his previous engineering experience in his law practice. In 2006, Mr. Weisberg was named an Illinois Super Lawyer in Law and Politics, Construction Litigation. That year he was also named a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law by the Leading Lawyer Network.

To learn more about the webinar and to register, click here
For the registration FAX/MAIL form, click here

There is no limit to the number of participants at each participating location. If you are unable to attend, an audio CD of the presentation, as well as all handouts, will be available for purchase.

WPL Publishing Co. Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report(, Construction Claims Advisor(, Green Building Insider( and Construction Advisor Today ( It also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry.

Owner and publisher Paul Levin has published, written and contributed to numerous publications including ENR, ABC Today and Constructor. For more information about WPL Publishing and its newsletters, please visit Queries may also be sent to or 301-983-4367 (fax).



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