Course Description



This course is an introduction to the law governing all aspects of construction projects. We will examine the duties and liabilities of the participants in the design and construction process: the owner; the construction manager; the architect; the engineer; the general contractor; subcontractors; construction lenders; and sureties. The topics covered will include: the bid process; bid protests; the design and construction contracting process, with an emphasis on standard industry forms and key contract provisions; performance problems; contract completion and delay damages; default and termination; payment and performance bonds; and mechanics’ liens. We will discuss construction litigation and arbitration and how attorneys can seek to avoid disputes during the negotiation and drafting of contract terms.