Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMGT 285 - Practical Construction Law

(R only) CE-R

This course is designed to acquaint the student with an understanding of the major legal issues affecting the construction industry. It is designed to provide the student with enough basic knowledge to understand the numerous contractual relationships that exist on a construction project; to recognize the basic varieties of claims and disputes that may arise; to obtain an understanding of the basic legal principles used to avoid, mitigate, or resolve construction disputes; and to achieve an appreciation of the practical legal considerations in addressing the relationships between the parties on a construction project. PREREQUISITE(S): CMGT 210 . Three hours each week. Formerly CT 288.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of construction contracts.
  • Identify key concepts of contract formation and interpretation, bidding process and bid protests.
  • Understand the contract clauses as related to payment and performance issues.
  • Identify the basic elements of contract administration and typical disputes which arise in a construction contract.
  • Identify and describe Project Close Out aspects in a contract.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contract damages issues.
  • Describe mechanic’s liens and surety bonds.
  • Develop an understanding of contractual issues that relate to indemnity, bankruptcy and the trust fund statute.
  • Describe typical aspects related to government contract regulations.
  • Become competent in determining the main elements of contract negotiations.

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