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A/E/C Contracts and Finances – April 30, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Marketing professionals and technical members of firms are often asked to review contracts and fee proposals as part of their positions; however most of us do not have a background in accounting or law. Enter this presentation.
A/E/C Contracts and Finances will help you to round out your skill set by providing attendees with legal and financial overviews that you can then draw upon going forward in your career. The event will be split into two sessions with a representative from StambaughNess and Powell Trachtman presenting – both authoritative resources for the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage presenters and drive the discussion. Don’t miss it!
Richard J. Davies, Esq., Shareholder, Powell Trachtman P.C.
Mr. Davies’ practice focuses on the representation of engineers, architects, and other design professionals, as well as manufacturers of complex products. He regularly acts as their consultant and advocate, particularly in respect to risk management, by negotiating their contracts, addressing potential claims on projects, and regularly defending them in actions and proceedings initiated against them.
Scott Hursh, CPA, CCIFP, CDA, Managing Principal, Architectural and Engineering Group, StambaughNess
As Managing Principal, Scott is recognized as an authority in financial management, tax and government contract consulting for architectural and engineering firms. His advanced experience in the application and interpretation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), AASHTO Audit Guide, Cost Accounting Standards, and AE tax issues guides firms towards minimizing tax obligations and boosting profitability. An avid outdoorsman, Scott is equally at home on the front lines with his clients, discovering the distinct characteristics that make their company tick. His passion for the AE industry is well known and often showcased at trade organization conferences and events where he is a frequent presenter on AE related topics.
- Attendees will understand how their marketing materials can inadvertently create an unreasonably high standard of care for the performance of their firm’s contractually-agreed-upon services; to reach that understanding the attendees will learn about some of the statutes and case law applicable to the delivery of architectural, engineering and similar professional design services.
- Attendees will learn how to manage the expectations created by their marketing materials so their firms can deliver services at a standard that is consistent with those materials and reasonable under the circumstances so they avoid claims based on a failure to meet those
- Attendees will gain an understanding of how to price projects to improve profitability
- Attendees will gain an understanding on how to manage projects throughout the project cycle
Credits: Approved for 1.5 CPSM Credits and/or 1.5 AIA Credits
AIA & SMPS Member Cost: $35 | Non-member Cost: $55
Walk in prices: AIA & SMPS Member Cost: $55 | Non-member Cost: $75
Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design | 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cancellations made two weeks prior to the event will be fully refunded, minus a $10 processing fee. Due to SMPS Philadelphia’s commitment with vendors, all cancellations after that time and no-shows will be ineligible for a refund, though a registrant may substitute for another event at no charge up until 24 hours prior to the event.