Coronavirus is likely to cause increasing disruptions and impacts to construction material supply chains, business travel, and labor availability. This webinar will address ways in which subcontractors are uniquely affected by these disruptions and methods for mitigating their impacts, including preserving rights with respect to force majeure delays and costs, seeking equitable adjustments for material cost escalations, complying with contractual and regulatory health and safety obligations, and negotiating terms and conditions for subcontracts to address future impacts.
Presented By: Brian Wood; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Brian Wood is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith Currie. Brian is highly experienced in matters involving both public (federal, state, and municipal) and private construction representing owners (public and private), contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, engineers, and sureties. Prior to coming to Smith Currie, Brian was General Counsel for Keller Foundations, LLC and its U.S. subsidiaries. Brian handles a broad spectrum of construction matters, ranging from pre-bid risk analysis to bid protests, contract drafting and negotiation, claim preparation, negotiation, and prosecution, and dispute resolution in private, public, and international arbitration, state and federal courts, and boards of contract appeals. Brian holds a degree in civil engineering and has worked as an engineer, construction manager, estimator, inspector, and scheduling and claims consultant on transportation, flood control, environmental restoration, and vertical construction projects.