Sep 25, 2023
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.
3 semester hours
Upon completion of this course, 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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