2022 December 21 - Construction

Dec 21, 2022 01:00pm -
Dec 21, 2022 02:00pm

Event Description

December 21, 2022

1:00pm – 2:00pm


Construction-Fundamentals of Alternative Project Delivery in Public Construction: CMAR and Design-build Mechanics

This program will introduce municipal practitioners to the basic procurement and contracting distinctions between traditional public construction through “low bid” and alternative project delivery models including design-build and construction manager at risk (CMAR).  As more states permit local government to use these progressive project delivery models, municipal counsel are increasingly called upon to structure procurements and contract documents that protect owners.  This program will teach these mechanics through comparative instruction and reference to modified low-bid documents.   As always, our popular “traps for the unwary” will be covered.

Speaker: Steven Torres

Steven Torres has over 20 years of experience in  municipal law, including construction and public-private partnerships and has been a project advisor and chief legal counsel who has managed in excess of $1.5 billion in project value in the areas of utilities, water and wastewater, transportation, building construction and renewable energy.  Attorney Torres has significant knowledge and experience in state, federal and local regulations including  zoning, land use planning, and building and environmental permitting. His range of experience in state and federal regulatory permitting, enforcement, compliance and litigation includes work under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, National and State Environmental Policy Acts, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act among others.

Attorney Torres is nationally recognized in his practice area and is a frequent lecturer, guest speaker and teacher/mentor to other practitioners. He is also an author, editor and lecturer for various national, international and regional government or industry trade groups, and co-edited the Second Edition of MCLE’s “Massachusetts Municipal Law”. Attorney Torres has had several essays published in the areas of labor law, international law, municipal law and constitutional law. He is a sought after speaker on municipal law, renewable energy, emerging technology and alternative delivery construction project development.  Attorney Torres has been a national panelist for the Design-Build Institute of America, the National League of Cities, the American Water Works Association, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York municipals and bar associations and other national and regional organizations.

Prior to joining West Group Law PLLC, Attorney Torres served for thirteen years as a city attorney for four consecutive mayoral administrations in two cities. He was Corporation Counsel for the City of Fall River, Massachusetts and City Solicitor for the City of Taunton, Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1987-1990 as a nuclear operations officer.


Event Type:Distance Learning Event
Category:Distance Learning
Early registration ends on Nov 02, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Nov 03, 2022 and ends on Nov 19, 2022.
Late registration starts on Nov 20, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2022 DLE-Dec 21
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00