Eric Travers, Esq., The most important contract issue facing subcontractors is the extent to which risks inherent in the construction process—property damage, personal injury, liquidated damages, design or construction defects, etc.—are transferred from the upper tiers to subcontractors, said Lee B. Brumitt, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., Kansas City, Mo. “Risk transfer” to lower tiers is accomplished in many ways. Contract provisions by which a subcontractor agrees to indemnify and hold a general contractor, owner, architect, or other third party harmless are the primary methods by which risks are transferred. In the Jan. 9, 2018, ASA webinar, “Indemnity and Hold Harmless,” Brumitt will discuss indemnification and hold harmless provisions, how subcontractors can limit exposure to such provisions, how state laws may impact such provisions, and the key issues involved in assuring that subcontractors have adequate insurance coverage to absorb risks they might agree to assume. This webinar will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Registration is $99 for ASA members and $179 for nonmembers.