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Restart, Rethink, Rebuild | Avoiding Disputes Below the Surface: Successful Practices for Geotechnical Project Delivery


Restart, Rethink, Rebuild Webinar Series

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As the American Jobs Plan works through Congress, cities and public-private partnerships (P3) are evaluating opportunities for improvements to critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges and water systems. Planning for these projects dutifully includes recognizing potential pitfalls in order to avoid delays and litigation. 

An area of often-overlooked concern lies below the surface: geotechnical project preparation. Through conversation with leading experts in the geotechnical engineering and construction field, moderated by experienced Husch Blackwell litigators, this program intends to identify and discuss the most frequent causes of claims, change orders and cost overruns associated with geotechnical reasons for construction projects. We’ll discuss proactive measures that can be taken to reduce litigation risk, avoid delay and ensure successful project delivery.

Aaron J. Mann, Principal, General Counsel – Risk Management, Terracon
Michael Owens, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Kiewit
Bill Williams, Director of Western Pipe Operations, Garney Construction

Charles G. Renner, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Michael J. Kelly, Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Owners, C-level, VP, HR, business development, finance, operations and project manager team members of telecommunications companies, construction companies and engineering firms; public/municipal employees involved in economic development; and financial advisors to municipalities and other political subdivisions.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for law practice management credit in Illinois and Nebraska, and general credit in Missouri and Wisconsin. A certificate will be provided for self-reporting in other industries.


Michael J. Kelly

Senior Counsel