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October 28, 2022

NOPSI HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

317 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Blueprint, brought to you by Riess LeMieux, serves to provide insight on critical issues in the construction industry including risk mitigation, project administration, contract negotiation, and more.  The event also provides a unique opportunity to network and learn alongside industry professionals and executives.

The conference will feature presentations from industry thought leaders, as well as provide continuing education opportunities for architects and engineers. 

About
Schedule
Blueprinting

7:30 - 8:20

Registration and Coffee

8:20 - 8:30

Opening Remarks

Christopher LeMieux, Riess LeMieux

Michael R. C. Riess, Riess LeMieux

SCHEDULE*

8:30 - 9:30

Panel Discussion:

Schedule, Delay, Claim Documentation, and Required Notices and Damages

Moderator: Jonathan S. Forester, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: John Wolf, Peritia Partners

Panelist: Holly Sharp, CPA, CFE, CFF, LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

Panelist: Jim Martin, Ph.D., P.E., Design Engineering Inc

9:30 - 9:45 

Networking Break

9:45 - 10:45

Panel Discussion:

Active CMAR A133 and A201 Contract Negotiation

Moderator: Christopher K. LeMieux, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Michael S.Blackwell, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Mark Mercante, Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz

Panelist: Jimmy A. Castex, Jr., Castex Esnard, L.L.C.

10:45 - 11:00 

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

Panel Discussion:

Construction Insurance: What you Need and How to Use it 

Moderator: Johanna E. Lambert, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Jose Pienknagura, Gallagher

Panelist: Louis G. Fey, Jr., Fey Consulting

Panelist: Robert W. Tschirn, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Trent J. Sandahl, CIC, BXS Insurance

Panelist: Steve Cory, CIC, CRM, Cory, Tucker & Larrowe

12:00 - 12:15 

Networking Break

12:15 - 1:15 

Lunch and Keynote Speaker Address

Speaker: Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans, Inc. 

1:15 - 2:15

Legal Panel:

Construction Case and Legislative Update

Moderator: Murphy J. Foster, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Panelist:Daniel Lund, III, Phelps Dunbar

Panelist: Donald Douglas, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Adrian A. D'Arcy, D'Arcy Vicknair

2:15 - 2:30

Networking Break

2:30 - 3:45

Panel Discussion:

A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals and Program Managers

Moderator: Christopher K. LeMieux, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Brian Grubb, Riess LeMieux

Panelist: Kevin Kehlenbach, Legends

Panelist: Peter M. Trapolin FAIA, NCARB, Trapolin Peer Architects

Panelist: Joe Caldarera, J. Caldarera & Company

3:45

*Schedule subject to change

Cocktail Reception

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SPEAKERS AND KEYNOTES

Opening Remarks
"Active CMAR A133 and A201 Contract Negotiation"
"A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals / Program Managers"
Christopher K. LeMieux
Founding Partner | Riess LeMieux
"Panel discussion on Schedule, Delay, and Claim Documentation & Required Notices and Damages"
Jonathan S. Forester
Partner | Riess LeMieux
Opening Remarks
Michael R. C. Riess
Founding Partner | Riess LeMieux
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"Panel discussion on Schedule, Delay, and Claim Documentation & Required Notices and Damages"
John Wolf
President | Peritia Partners
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"Panel discussion on Schedule, Delay, and Claim Documentation & Required Notices and Damages"
Holly Sharp CPA, CFE, CFF
Director-in-Charge, Large Consulting Accounts| LaPorte CPAs and Business Consultants
President | Design Engineering Inc
"Panel discussion on Schedule, Delay, and Claim Documentation & Required Notices and Damages"
Jim Martin Ph.D., P.E.
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Partner | Riess LeMieux
"Active CMAR A133 and A201 Contract Negotiation"
Michael S. Blackwell
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"Active CMAR A133 and A201 Contract Negotiation"
Mark W. Mercante
Stakeholder; Chair of Construction Group | Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
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"Active CMAR A133 and A201 Contract Negotiation"
Jimmy A. Castex, Jr.
Partner, Co-founding Member  |  Castex Esnard L. L. C.
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Partner | Riess LeMieux
"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
Johanna E. Lambert
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"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
Jose Pienknagura
Director, Large Construction 
Account | Gallagher
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"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
Louis G. Fey, Jr. CPCU, CIC, CRM, AIC
Principle | Fey Consulting 
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Robert W. Tschirn
Partner  |  Riess LeMieux
"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
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Trent J. Sandahl, CIC
Senior Vice President; Construction Practice Leader  |  BXS Insurance
"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
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Steve Cory, CIC, CRM
President, Co-Owner  |  Cory, Tucker & Larrowe Bonds and Insurance
"Construction Insurance - What you Need and How to Use It"
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Partner | Phelps Dunbar
"Legal Panel - Construction Case and Legislative Update"
Daniel Lund, III
Michael Hecht - Mississippi River Headsh
President & CEO| Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Keynote Address
Michael Hecht
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Partner | Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
"Legal Panel - Construction Case and Legislative Update"
Murphy J. Foster
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Partner  |  Riess LeMieux
"Legal Panel - Construction Case and Legislative Update"
Donald C. Douglas
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Founding Partner | D'Arcy Vicknair
"Legal Panel - Construction Case and Legislative Update"
Adrian A. D'Arcy
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Partner | Riess LeMieux
"A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals and Program Managers"
Brian D. Grubb
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Project Director | Legends
"A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals and Program Managers"
Keven Kehlenbach
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Principal, Architect | Trapolin Peer Architects
"A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals and Program Managers"
Peter Trapolin, FAIA, NCARB
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CEO & President | J. Caldarera and Company Inc., Caldarera Consulting Group
"A Design Professional’s Job is Not Over when the Design is Complete – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Construction Administration for Design Professionals and Program Managers"
Joseph Caldarera
KEYNOTES
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NOPSI HOTEL
NEW ORLEANS

NOPSI New Orleans is living proof that some things get better with age.

The history of NOPSI is as rich and as storied as New Orleans itself. Constructed during the Roaring Twenties, the iconic property has evolved over its 100-plus years to deliver luxurious modern-day conveniences with plenty of Jazz Age style. Fast-forward to present day and the former headquarters of the New Orleans Public Service Inc. stands as a living American treasure and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Located at 317 Baronne Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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