Arbitration: How Do You Choose, When Do You Choose

September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
7515 Halcyon Summit Drive
Suite 200, Montgomery
AL 36117

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Two education sessions in one day. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the HBAA offices in Montgomery. 

Choose one or both. Lunch included when you register for both classes.

Single Session - $125 member, $225 non-member
Both Sessions – $200 member, $300 non-member

Session One
Arbitration: How Do You Choose, When Do You Use
9 AM – 12 Noon
Tom Gotschall, Facilitator
When irreconcilable differences occur in a new home or remodeling construction project, how are they resolved? Do you go to court? Do you mediate? Do you arbitrate? What does your contract say and, importantly, why? In this class, long-time construction professional and arbitrator Tom Gotschall will help you understand the dispute resolution processes and, for those who use arbitration clauses, how to better understand the process.

  1. What is Arbitration?
  2. Why Arbitration?
  3. How do you Choose? The Agreement to Arbitrate
  4. Laws Governing Arbitration
  5. When Do You Use Arbitration?
  6. Your Questions Answered

As a bonus, we will do an in-session mock arbitration, so the participants can get a feel for the process. Business and property owners, contract staff, construction attorneys, field management as well as sales professionals have all found this course extremely valuable.

Session Two
Residential Construction Performance Guidelines (RCPG): Their Use in Warranties and Legal Issues
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tom Gotschall, Facilitator

  1. Why do we use Construction Performance Guidelines / Standards?
    • The need for measurable / objective criteria for determining quality of construction
    • A cooperative / collaborative with the government sponsored housing mortgage insurance programs
    • Construction performance guidelines augment the other established criteria for determination of quality construction
  2. How to Use
    •  Incorporate in a Home Builder Warranty Program
    • What is excluded? The Guidelines do not address every conceivable possible defect.
    • Referenced by some state laws
    • Incorporated into 3rd party warranty programs
    • Incorporate portions of it with trade contractor agreements
  3. Building with the Guidelines in mind
  4. Understanding the rationale behind the Guidelines
  5. Disputes and Their Resolution:
    • Inspections / Inspectors / Experts
    • The Glossary may become a legal interpretation of terms
    • Litigation and Arbitration
  6. Warranty Products

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