|Events: Construction Users Roundtable - Impacts of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Beyond|
|Thursday, 22 October 2009 04:49|
“Green Building in the 21st Century: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Beyond” will be the focus of a presentation at The Construction Users Roundtable’s (CURT) 9th Annual National Conference of Construction Owners, to be held November 16-18, 2009 at Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida (for registration information visit www.curt.org and follow the National Conference link). The theme of the conference is: “Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Construction Industry”; the Conference will focus on tangible solutions that help improve the competitive position of those involved in the construction process and industry. The Construction Users Roundtable is an association of leading corporations and government organizations in the United States dedicated to promotion of cost-effective construction methods; collectively the members of CURT spend more than $160 billion annually on construction services.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is aggressively expanding federal and state investment in Green construction and renovation projects. Moreover, an increasing number of state and local laws require private Owners to meet stringent Green building requirements. In this presentation, Crowell & Moring attorneys will cover the "nuts and bolts" of Green construction in the 21st century, including:
· Green building certification
· Green building under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
· Key state and local Green building laws
· Green building risk management
Additionally, Crowell & Moring Senior Partner Randall Erickson and Associates Stephen McBrady and Christopher Cheatham will review key rules and risks emerging from the Green building industry and answer questions. Erickson, McBrady and Cheatham have extensive experience with construction contracts, federal contracting oversight and investigations, Green building, and sustainable development.