2016 Webinar Topics

"You guys without a doubt are the best in the biz with these webinars. Truly professional presentations that I can apply what I learn." -Senior Claims Technical Specialist for a Major Insurance Company

The Winners Are! 2016 Webinar Calendar

Also see our PFCS Events page for a list of our 2016 webinars with registration instructions. 

The Survey

We host a monthly one-hour webinar series covering a wide variety of construction, insurance and legal industry topics. This year, we conducted a survey to find out your favorites from the past, interest for future programs we planned, and suggestions for programs that we haven't thought of yet.

Below is a complete list of all our presentations, broken into five categories. Below that is a list of "Old Favorites" (most popular), Key Learning (most important to us), and the list potential topics we considered covering this year.

The results are in! We published the webinar schedule for 2016 in January, and we are really excited about the content. Thank you all for the help in deciding. 

PFCS Complete Seminar List

Building Inspection & Evaluation

  • Building Inspection & Evaluation (Property Condition Assessment w- E2018) 
  • Building Leakage Evaluation (Evaluating Water Leakage of Buildings ASTM E2128) 
  • Building Lifecycle Management 
  • Building Performance Evaluation & Budgeting 101 - Analyzing and Monetizing Defects 
  • Building Performance, Inspection & Testing 
  • Building Wall Inspection & Testing 
  • Mold Management 
  • Prioritizing Maintenance & Repairs on a Limited Budget was Deferred Maintenance 
  • Quality Control for Construction Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements 
  • Specifying Building Construction, Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements

Construction Claims

  • Construction Claims Management 
  • Expert Witness Success 
  • Managing Expert Work and Costs 
  • Slip, Trip & Fall Analysis 
  • Trial Presentations 

Construction Defect Litigation

  • Allocation of Responsibility of Construction Defects 
  • Analyzing Construction Defects 
  • CD from the Plaintiff Perspective 
  • CD from the Developer & GC Perspective 
  • CD from the Cross-Defendant & Third-Party Perspective 
  • Common Construction Defects 
  • Construction Defect Life-Cycle 
  • Fire Resistive Assemblies 
  • Management of Construction Defect Claims (CALPASC) 
  • Random Selection & Extrapolation 
  • SB800 - CA Builders Right to Repair 

Construction Fundamentals

  • Building Codes & Standards 
  • Building Wall Design and Construction 
  • Building Walls - Stucco, Siding & Masonry 
  • Construction 101 
  • Construction Document Literacy 
  • Foundation Construction and Defects was Residential Foundation Systems 
  • Masonry Veneer 
  • Plan Reading 
  • Reading Plat Maps 
  • Roof Construction & Defects 
  • Structural Wood Framing and Defects was Residential Wood Framing 
  • Tile & Stone Installation 
  • Window & Door Installation

Construction Management

  • Budgeting & Estimating Construction, Building and Property Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements
  • Contracting 101 
  • Construction Contracts, Risks & Insurance 
  • Management 101 
  • Managing Construction, Building and Property Maintenance, Repair & Improvements 
  • Project Planning & Management

Special Collection: Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) Series

All of these programs are also in the section above.

  • Budgeting & Estimating Building Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements
  • Building Inspection & Evaluation (Property Condition Assessment w- E2018) 
  • Building Leakage Evaluation (Evaluating Water Leakage of Buildings ASTM E2128)
  • Building Lifecycle Management 
  • Building Performance Evaluation & Budgeting 101
  • Managing Construction, Building and Property Maintenance, Repair & Improvements
  • Prioritizing Maintenance & Repairs on a Limited Budget was Deferred Maintenance
  • Quality Control for Construction Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements
  • Specifying Building Construction, Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements 

Old Favorites (Most Popular Programs Ever)

  1. Allocation of Responsibility of Construction Defects 
  2. Analyzing Construction Defects
  3. Building Leakage Evaluation
  4. Common Construction Defects
  5. Construction Claims Management
  6. Construction Contracts, Risks, & Insurance
  7. Contracting 101
  8. Random Selection and Extrapolation of Construction Defects
  9. Roof Construction & Defects
  10. Window & Door Installation

Potential New Seminar/Webinar List

  • Adjacent Property Disputes 
  • Building Insurance, Inspections and Quality: Closing the Loop 
  • Construction Site Safety/Accidents 
  • Document Management for Construction & Claims 
  • Expert Qualification, Designation, & Declarations 
  • Flooring Issues 
  • "Open Source" Contracts for Construction, Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements: Contracting with Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, General Contractors, Trade or Subcontractors, and Suppliers 
  • Terminating a Construction Project Before Completion: Dos, Don'ts, Claims & Litigation 
  • Understanding & Evaluating Construction Estimates

Key Learning

  1. Building Performance Evaluation & Budgeting 101 - Analyzing and Monetizing Defects 
  2. Building Inspection & Evaluation (Property Condition Assessment w- E2018) 
  3. Project Planning & Management
  4. Building Leakage Evaluation (Evaluating Water Leakage of Buildings ASTM E2128) 
  5. Analyzing Construction Defects 
  6. Budgeting & Estimating Building Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements
  7. Managing Construction, Building and Property Maintenance, Repair & Improvements 
  8. Contracting 101 
  9. Allocation of Responsibility of Construction Defects 
  10. Building Lifecycle Management
  11. Construction Document Literacy
  12. SB800 - CA Builders Right to Repair
  13. Random Selection & Extrapolation 
  14. Expert Witness Success