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  • Monday, November 16, 2020 10:40 AM | Scott Molongoski (Administrator)

    John King of the Rockville, MD Law Firm of King & Attridge died unexpectedly on November 10, 2020.

    Joni Mitchell once sang to the effect that:

    “....Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone?”

    While that may be true for some, gladly, for John King, nothing could be further from the truth.

    Even if your only exposure to John was within the context of his defense of you or your design firm in a professional liability claim, you knew he was a legal force of nature. In the legal context, he was your advocate and your fierce defender - smart as a whip with a rapier wit and surgical sarcasm in spades when appropriate.

    And yet with his calm but intense demeanor, his legal brilliance, and crystalline logic, even his plaintiff’s counterparts had to admit;  “You know, he has a point.”

    John was that rare litigation attorney who had full knowledge of the responsibilities and practices of all parties involved in the building construction industry, especially the architectural and engineering aspects of construction disputes. He possessed a unique grasp and understanding of construction law and the entire process of building design and construction.

    John supplemented his professional expertise with a keen and quick mind, unique personality, and total sincerity and modesty.

    In John King the design community has lost a treasured legal advocate. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=john-king&pid=197096430


  • Monday, April 06, 2020 12:11 PM | Chris Crilly (Administrator)

    As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has created personal and professional challenges to all of us.  In many jurisdictions across the country, and here locally, design professionals as well as the construction trades are deemed to be essential 'industries' which continue to function despite many state  'stay at home' orders for nonessential business.

    Of all the design phases we perform none is more directly affected by COVID-19 restrictions than Construction Administration.  Concerns for personal safety are paramount compounded by the opportunity to even provide CA service at all.

    As SEA-MW members make policy decisions on how to deal with COVID-19 related practice issues, the opinions or positions of other SEA Chapters may be of use to our members.

    SEA-MW, in the interests of providing our members with resources to assist them in navigating these difficult times, is providing a link to SEAOC's position paper "On the Critical Function of Structural Engineering During the COVID-19 Pandemic." 

    We encourage all our members to read this thoughtful document and consider how it may apply in your firm's response to your projects and your clients.

    Please note that the SEAOC document is provided for general informational purposes only.  

    Each SEA-MW member firm should verify the jurisdictional orders applicable to their firm's practice and those governing a particular project.   Please use the SEAOC information accordingly.

    Be Safe.

    Practice smart 


  • Friday, November 16, 2018 12:24 PM | Deleted user

    After our successful dinner meeting and panel discussion on the “The DC Permitting Process” on October 17th, SEA-MW members and DCRA have put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to answer common questions we have regarding the DC permitting process. Please feel free to share this document with clients and owners to help educate them on the current permitting process in DC.

    DCRA Permitting Process - FAQs

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