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December 2014

"Risk Management in Contracts"

Speaker: Ryan Beaver with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Mr. Beaver gave an very interesting presentation contract risk management, providing real-world scenarios to all who attended. Topics included public and private commercial construction practice disputes, drafting and negotiating construction contracts to meet the client’s specific needs (AKA scope limits).

March 2014: BB&T Ballpark

"BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Charlotte Knights - Lessons Learned in the Urban Environment"

Speaker:  Scott Mingonet, RLA, AICP, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

BB&T Ballpark will be the new home of the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team after spending the last 20+ years in Ft. Mill, South Carolina, and will have a capacity of 10,000. The new stadium will host events throughout the year in addition to Knights baseball games. Kimley-Horn & Associates provided site civil and infrastructure design services for the new stadium. The presentation focused on the challenges of designing and constructing a stadium within the urban core, including challenges relating to infrastructure improvements, land planning and minimizing impacts to adjacent property owners, while providing a state of the art venue that seamlessly fits into the urban center of Charlotte.