AAMA Western Region Winter Summit 2017

Introduction

Pete giving his presentation "State of the Construction Defect Industry: What's the Same and What's New?" at AAMA's Western Region Conference 2017.

Pete giving his presentation "State of the Construction Defect Industry: What's the Same and What's New?" at AAMA's Western Region Conference 2017.

Pete Fowler gave a presentation on February 16th, 2017 titled, "State of the Construction Defect Industry: What's the Same and What's New?" at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's 80th Annual Western Region Winter Summit. This presentation is a high-level overview of the events that have lead, and continue to lead us to the courthouse steps, and what can be learned from this big-picture survey of the landscape so that our navigational skills improve with experience.

The conference was held February 15-16, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ and offered presentations from a variety of qualified, informative speakers to discuss a range of construction-related topics including safety, construction defect trends, energy codes and future product trends. The presentations covered both broad-ranging topics and initiatives concerning the industry as a whole as well as important issues that affect us specifically in the Western Region.

Conference Details

When: February 15th and 16th, 2017

Where: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Cost: $300

For more information, visit the AAMA website.

State of the Construction Defect Industry: What's the Same and What's New?

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Construction Defects (CD) and the strange world of CD Litigation.
  • Discuss the history of the CD industry.
  • Discuss building performance standards, investigation practices, and how they relate to Construction Defects.
  • Explore where the industry is headed and how we're going to get there.

Program Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Where Have We Been?
  3. What's the Same?
  4. What's New?
  5. Where Are We Going?
  6. How Do We Get There?
  7. Conclusion

Construction Defect Life-Cycle

Alex and Pete gave a presentation called "Construction Defect Life-Cycle" at the 2011 AAMA Western Region Summit. "What's the Same and What's New?" is essentially a sequel to the 2011 presentation. To learn about the Construction Defect Life-Cycle, watch the video of Pete below.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Construction Defects (CD) and the strange world of CD Litigation.
  • Examine the connections that exist throughout the building life-cycle to "Construction Defects."
  • Discuss the connection between codes, standards, performance expectations, and building and contracting practices.
  • Discuss building performance standards, investigation practices, and how they relate to "Construction Defects."
  • Explore various claim philosophies, strategies and practices.