The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Federal Regulations

Session Type:

Pre Convention Workshop


Washington State Convention Center

Room Number: 304

Available Dates & Times


Separate Registration Required and a Registration fee of $175

Not only is the federal government the single largest customer for construction projects in the United States, it is also the epicenter of ever-changing regulations that directly impact the construction industry. This session promises to include a timely, informative and robust discussion intended to help electrical contractors navigate the complexities of ever-changing federal regulations and of working on federal government projects. Topics include sick leave, buy American, federal change order regulations and new standards on respirable silica.


  • Brian Wood

    BRIAN S. WOOD is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Brian is the former General Counsel of Keller Foundations, LLC and its US subsidiaries. Mr. Wood is highly experienced in matters involving both public (state and federal) and private construction, and in his legal career, has represented owners, contractors, design-builders, and subcontractors. As in-house counsel for Keller, Mr. Wood handled a broad spectrum of construction matters, ranging from contract drafting and negotiation, to claim preparation, negotiation, and prosecution. He has successfully litigated and arbitrated many claims both nationally and internationally. Brian holds a degree in civil engineering from Florida State University and received his law degree from the University of Maryland. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian worked as an intern, project engineer, construction manager, scheduling consultant, and resident engineer on projects including the construction of major transportation systems, such as rail systems, highways and bridges. His diverse background also includes experience as a claims and scheduling consultant for various public owners on projects including light and heavy commuter rail, flood control (dams and levees), and vertical/building, construction.