Construction Law Webinars

Our Legal (Construction Law) Committee holds a webinar every other month to discuss with NUCA members current legal topics affecting the utility construction industry and our member's business operations.

The committee is tasked to review, monitor and investigate new trends in contract documents, to alert contractors of potential pitfalls in these documents, and to provide resources on new contract language. Our 2023 webinar series will help members understand the committee's work and the many complex legal issues faced by our members in their operations.

2024 Webinar Schedule:

Beginning in 2023, NUCA's Construction Law Committee held a construction law webinar every other month to discuss with NUCA members current legal topics affecting the utility construction industry and our member's business operations. 

The NUCA Construction Law webinar series was renewed for 2024. A schedule of 2024 presentations will be posted here once it is finalized.


Previous NUCA Law Webinars:

December 19, 2023 Presentation - Liquidated Damages

Our last webinar of 2023, "Liquidated Damages: Strategies to Avoid Assessment," was hosted by industry legal expert Tom Olson. Death, taxes and the assessment of liquidated damages--each occur as inevitable.  And, with regard to liquidated damages (LD), there are tried and trued strategies that have helped contractors limit LD’s.  Tom will share those strategies with you.

Watch here.

(There was no Powerpoint for the December 19th presentation.)

July 18, 2023 Presentation - Contracts Requiring Minority, Women, and Disabled Business Certification
Learn how general contractors and subcontractors can fulfill this federal requirement on projects funded by federal resources, and how to avoid False Claims Act violations.

July 18 PowerPoint: MWBE and DBE Requirements for Federal Contracts (PDF)

May 23, 2023 Presentation - Late Utility Relocation: Tools To Prevent and Get Paid If It Occurs
Late utility relocation is the number cause of delay on highway-heavy projects around the country. Since contractors don’t have contracts with utilities, contractors’ experience is there is nothing they can do to stop it, or otherwise get paid when it occurs. BUT DOES THAT HAVE TO BE SO? The answer is NO. There are tools contractors can use to minimize late relocation and, when it does occur, get paid for the related extra costs. In this seminar, we will identify these tools as well as how to use them.

May 23 Video

May 23 PowerPoint: Late Utility Relocation (PDF)

March 13, 2023 Presentation - At the Construction Law Committee Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
You must have attended the NUCA Annual Meeting to participate in this presentation.(No recording available.)

January 17, 2023 Webinar: Utility Identification/Relocation Issues. The unfortunate reality is most contractors experience delay, extra costs and sometimes the assessment of liquidated damages for unmarked, mismarked, and late utility relocation.  Are you interested in a strategy to minimize these utility problems?  We provide guidance that may be helpful to you.

Jan. 17 Presentation: Click on the above link.

Jan. 17 PowerPoint: Late Utility Delay and Compensation (PDF)