How to avoid the pitfalls of construction contracting - what you don't know could hurt you.
Contracts are a part of every construction project - they can impact the rights and remedies of owners, lenders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers positively and negatively. Building a strong knowledge of construction contracts and related terms and conditions will go a long way in helping you avoid disputes.
Attend this seminar and get the knowledge and practical insight you need to understand the legal and administrative issues associated with construction contracts, such as provisions dealing with liens and bonds. Our experts will guide you through the entire process of contract development so that you better understand important contract provisions and how to properly document project conditions to minimize your risk of devastating financial loss.
This seminar will be presented by Clifford F. Altekruse, S. Gregory Joy, Joseph C. Staak and Douglas L. Tabeling.
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:30 am Bidding and Negotiating for Public and Private Work
Award to Lowest Responsible Bidder
Requests for Proposals and Negotiated Documents
9:30 am – 10:05 am Construction Contract Changes
Types of Changes
Changes Under a Changes Clause
10:05 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 10:45 am Interpretation of Construction Contracts
Terms Implied in Contracts
Incorporating Other Provisions
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Georgia Lien Law
Who May Lien?
Lienable Materials and Labor
Preliminary Notice Requirements
Defending Against Liens
Georgia Construction Bond Law
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch (Included)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Architect/Engineer Liability
Roles of Architect/Engineer
Aspects of Architect/Engineer Liability
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Damages
2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Break
2:25 pm – 3:10 pm Delays, Disruption and Acceleration
Scheduling Principles and Allocation of Risks
3:10 pm – 3:45 pm Differing Site Conditions
Types of Differing Site Conditions
Pursuing a Differing Site Condition Claim
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Avoiding Claims and Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution 379