Build Better Mousetraps, or at Least Effective Limitations of Liability

$60 for MBA members | $95 non-members 

Incorporating novel materials into a construction project can present significant risk. Contractors and tradespeople are routinely required to use unfamiliar products and techniques. Cross-laminated timber, zip panel siding, and MgO boards are just a few novel materials that have experienced challenges. Whether the end goal is to improve environmental performance or simply to save costs, in some instances, things can go terribly wrong. By reference to case studies, Jaimie Fender, MacMillan Scholz & Marks PC, Jacob Zahniser, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and Jack Levy, Gilbert Levy Bennett will overview what and how things can go wrong with novel materials. Part A of the program will help the construction law practitioner guide their clients on how to build a better mousetrap, by following a nationally recognized vetting process for new building materials. Part B will focus the audience on key decisional law on how to craft effective liability waivers.

Seminar participation is available by remote attendance only via Zoom, a live videoconferencing software. You do not need to have a Zoom account in order to access the seminar and may attend using your computer or telephone. Additional information will be provided to registrants.

For more information: Contact Ian Christy, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, at 503.205.2416. For registration questions, contact the MBA at

Date & Time
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Remote attendance only via Zoom
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