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Legal Contracting Issues Faced by Today's Construction Professional - Webinar

  • ID: 4227742
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Understand the principles and specific issues related to construction contracts.

This topic will provide you with the knowledge and practical insight needed to understand the legal and administrative issues associated with construction contracts. The material will include a review of different methods of construction contracting, the relationship between different contracting entities and their responsibilities, basic contract principles and explore specific issues that should be addressed in construction contracts. Discussions will focus on a variety of contract forms including the AIA A201 and clauses, which reflect the most relevant and current issues in the construction industry.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to describe the difference between a design-bid-build and a design build project delivery system and the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  • You will be able to identify the most important contract terms in a construction contract.
  • You will be able to discuss the role of a construction manager including an at risk construction manager.
  • You will be able to explain the responsibilities of the various parties to a construction contract and their interplay between each other.
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The Basic Relationships Among the Parties to a Construction Project
- Design- Bid- Build Project Delivery System
- Multi- Prime Contractors
- Design- Build Project Delivery System
- Construction Managers Including Construction Managers at Risk

The Basic Contract Terms
- Definitions, Obligations and Responsibility of the Contracting Parties
- Design Intent and Technical Data
- Contract Modification Provisions Including Change Orders and Time Extensions
- Payment Obligations and Timing

Essential Terms in a Construction Contract
- Delays
- Notice
- Termination for Cause and Termination for Convenience
- Disputes Amount Parties and Non- Parties Including Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation

Special Issues of Subcontracts
- Flow- Down Clause
- Pay- When- Paid Clauses

Liability of Builders
- Licensing Issues
- Negligence
- Statute of Limitations
- Warranties
- Misrepresentation/Fraud/Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
- Miscellaneous Provisions
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Michael D. Ganz, Tunstead & Schechter
Jason L. Rothman, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
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This webinar is designed for project managers, presidents, vice presidents, owners, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, insurance professionals, principals, accountants, real estate professionals and attorneys.
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