J. Kent Holland, Esq., publisher and content provider, is a construction lawyer with ConstructionRisk Counsel, PLLC, whose legal and consulting practices emphasize construction, federal procurement, and environmental law, as well as construction risk management.  The information presented is for general education purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

Our free ConstructionRisk.com Report contains monthly legal and risk management analysis of important issues in construction law, including design professional liability, contractor claims, insurance coverage disputes, federal contracts, construction litigation and risk management issues, and much more.  All past issues and articles are archived on this site and be can be researched using the Search function or Topic Index.  A link to our current ConstructionRisk.com Report is provided below.

Our educational videos may be viewed on YouTube for AIA continuing education credit, and they cover topics such as design build risk management (lessons learned), job site safety, contracts for design professionals, and a course on goal setting and time management.

ConstructionRisk.com Report – December 2014 Issue

  • A1 – Economic Loss Doctrine Bars Claim against Engineer Individually
  • A2 – Wyoming Case Highlights Importance of Following Contractual Notice Provisions
  • A3 – “Condition Precedent” Means Pay-IF-Paid
  • A4 – Unrelated Errors Entitle Architect to Full Coverage for Each Independent Claim
  • A5 – Contractor’s Damages Reduced by Virginia Statutory Cap on Modifications for Public Contracts
  • A6 – Are Engineers Human?

Continuing Education Video Courses

Kent Holland’s continuing education video courses include:

You may also view the course videos on our Risk Management YouTube video channel.  These courses are registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System and can be taken for credit.

Design-Build Lessons Learned:  Module 5

Comply with Plans & Specifications (Even if you wrote them); Prescriptive Design Specs versus Performance Specs. This session focuses on the importance of complying with the specifications even if you wrote them.  We also review the differences in responsibilities when specs are performance based versus detailed design specs. View the entire course here.


Contracts for Design Professionals Module 1

Discussion of the following contract clauses: Advertising, Americans with Disabilities Act, As-Built Drawings, Certifications, Compliance with Law, and Changes in Services.  View the entire course here.


All the Videos are hosted on YouTube.  If they do not open when you click on them, it may be because your office blocks access.


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