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Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Arizona

Today's economic struggles demand a thorough knowledge of contracts - know your risks before you sign. Keep your risks to a minimum and your profits to a maximum. Construction contracts can help you do this and much more! Purchase these reference materials and get a working understanding of contracts to minimize your risk of devastating financial loss in today's uncertain economic climate. Improve your contract know-how so you can have an advantage in your next contract negotiation. A strong knowledge of contract terms and conditions will help you save money and avoid disputes - so start building that knowledge now. Order today! Benefits for You •Use effective contract language now to avoid lawsuits later •Understand key provisions in subcontracts •Save money by smoothly handling delay, acceleration and disruption issues •Keep your company out of costly litigation - properly address claims and dispute resolution in your contract •Grasp the key essentials of construction contracts and methods of pricing Learning Objectives •You will be able to review the requirements for a valid contract. •You will be able to discuss flow-down clauses. •You will be able to identify resolution options. •You will be able to discuss project delivery methods.
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Agenda

Basic Contract Principles
— James S. Rigberg
  • The Requirements for a Valid Contract
  • Must a Contract Be in Writing?
  • Exchange of Contract Forms
  • Conduct of the Parties
  • Change Orders and Contract Modifications
  • Interpreting Ambiguous Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Warranties: Expressed and Implied
Essential Contract Terms
— James S. Rigberg and Denise H. Troy
  • Scope of Work
  • Payment Terms
  • Indemnification
Essential Contract Terms (Continued)
— James S. Rigberg and Denise H. Troy
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Site Conditions
  • Delay Claims
Key Provisions in Subcontracts
— Denise H. Troy
  • Flow-Down and Pay If Paid Clauses
  • Lien Waivers
  • Are Subcontractor Bids Binding?
Contract Types and Related Risks
— John T. Jozwick, Esq.
  • Traditional Design-Bid-Build
  • Primary Alternate Project Delivery Methods:
    • Design-Build
    • Construction Manager at Risk
    • Job-Order Contracts
    • Variations to APDM's Developing in Industry
Contract Types and Pricing
— John T. Jozwick, Esq.
  • Fixed Price (e.g. Lump Sum)
  • Cost Reimbursable
Types of Changes and Claims
— John T. Jozwick, Esq.
  • Changes
    • Formal and Constructive Changes
    • Cardinal Change Concept
    • Cumulative Impact of Changes
  • Claims
    • Contractual vs. Tort
    • Scope Changes
    • Cumulative Impact of Changes
    • Acceleration (Directed and Constructive)
    • Delay and Disruption
    • Loss of Productivity/Inefficiency
    • Untimely Payments
    • Wrongful Termination
Types of Damages
— John T. Jozwick, Esq.
  • Owner's, Contractor's and Subcontractor's Damages
Dispute Resolution Options
— John T. Jozwick, Esq.
  • Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation
  • Other Approaches/Methods
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Online Manual

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

James S. Rigberg – Moderator

Dickinson Wright

Shareholder with Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.

Practices in construction law, complex and commercial litigation

J.D. degree, University of Denver

B.A. degree, University of Arizona

John Jozwick

Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd

John T. Jozwick, Esq.

  • Senior vice president and general counsel for Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd. (RLB) North America
  • Has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry
  • Has experience as a project engineer, owner’s construction representative (CONREP), attorney, consultant and expert witness, and ADR provider
  • Provides advisory services to owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, and attorneys relating to construction projects and disputes
  • J.D. degree, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington; M.B.A. degree, Pace University of White Plains, New York; B.S. degree in ocean engineering, Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida

Denise H. Troy

Dickinson Wright

Attorney with Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.

Represents clients in all aspects of the construction industry in contract negotiation, arbitration, litigation and administrative proceedings on both private and public projects

Former director of both the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and the Construction Finance Management Association

Graduate, cum laude Arizona State University College of Law

Undergraduate degree, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

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Product ID: 390474
Published 2013
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