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Illinois Chapter usually meets once each month, August through June, on Tuesdays. The Chapter’s annual golf outing and fund raiser always takes place in September. Generally 70 to 80 members gather at monthly meetings, which makes them an excellent networking opportunity for members interested in meeting and developing other contacts in the industry.

The State of Illinois requires professional engineers to complete 30 PDHs (Professional Development Hours) of training for license renewal. The Illinois Chapter ASHRAE offers educational programs with more than enough PDHs to help engineers satisfy this requirement.

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April 10, 2012

April Meeting
April 10, 2012
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
University Center of Chicago
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Legal & Liability of Green

$65.00 Member Registration

$75.00 Non-Member Registration

$45.00 ASHRAE DVD: "What Every ASHRAE Member Should Know About How Documents & E-mails are Used in Litigation: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" We are offering copies at a discount of more than 20% of the normal cost. May be picked up on April 10. Reserve your copy now.

$0.00 Student Chapter Member

Afternoon Seminar: "Alternative Dispute Resolution"

Dinner Meeting Program Topic: "Liabilities & Legal Issues of Green Buildings"

It's "Student Night."  We'll introduce the 2012 Illinois Chapter Scholarship Winners.


Afternoon Seminar:

"Can't We All Just Get Along?" – Keeping Your Eye on the Prize Despite Getting Poked in It" (Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction)

The construction industry has been a leading innovator in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques to resolve disputes in on-going projects while keeping the project moving forward. These conflicts may arise out of an impromptu confluence of circumstance or have a formal pathway for resolution defined by the contract. This seminar will explain the core principles and practices of ADR with a special emphasis on contractual situations, such as construction, contract manufacturing and service outsourcing.

The seminar will be conducted by E. Mitchell Swann, MDC Systems, LLC, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of management, engineering and construction. Mr. Swann’s career has included dispute resolution, consultation, forensic analysis, engineering design, construction, commissioning, validation and troubleshooting for complex mechanical, instrumentation, electrical and control systems. He has authored several articles on issues in professional practice including the “Standard of Care and Consequential Damages” and is a co-author of the “ASHRAE Survival Guide to DesignBuild.”

Dinner Meeting Presentation:

Negotiating Green Design and Construction Contracts

Negotiating Green Design and Construction Contracts is a presentation designed to provide best practices in contracting for green (primarily LEED) design, engineering, and construction services and to arm designers, contractors and consultants with tips and strategies for negotiating contracts on green projects.  Its message is aimed at contractors, trade contractors, architects and engineers, especially those individuals who are LEED certified or who are responsible for preparing, drafting, or negotiating contracts. Our two presenters, Logan Hollobaugh and Matthew Straub of the Construction Industry Group of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., will lead a panel discussion and may involve audience members in mock contract negotiation session.

Logan Hollobaugh represents general contractors, construction managers, design-builders and subcontractors in contract negotiations and project close-out, payment disputes, delay damage and change order claims, contract disputes, and the enforcement of mechanics liens. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and is familiar with legal issues and risk allocation associated with green and sustainable building, particularly with respect to LEED and other green certification provisions in contracts and construction documents. 

Matthew J. Straub, an attorney, concentrates his practice on the representation of general contractors, design builders and subcontractors as well as owners and design professionals. He counsels clients on the avoidance and management of risks on construction projects. He has negotiated and drafted various construction contracts, including multi-million dollar contracts.

This program qualifies for 4 Illinois Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Copies of ASHRAE's DVD  "What Every ASHRAE Member Should Know About How Documents & E-mails are Used in Litigation: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (Product Code: 94276) will be sold on April 10 for $45, a savings of more than 20% off the regular price. Reserve your copy and purchase it when you register online. Copies may be picked up at the meeting.

As April 10 is "Student Night" and student chapter members will be invited to attend free, the Illinois Chapter is requesting student sponsors to help defray this addtional cost. Please consider sponsoring one or more students and let us know when registering or arriving on April 10.

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