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Principles of Construction Contracts

Instructor: Douglas Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., FRICS, M.ASCE

This course teaches the fundamentals of contract law, forms, and administration. Both commercial and public contract forms are included.

This course is one of ASCE’s new Guided Online Courses that are highly interactive, instructor-led programs in which learners move through a 6-week learning experience with their peers. The content includes video lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, and weekly discussion topics to help master the course material. Unlimited 24/7 accessibility to weekly modules.

Course Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of contract law, forms, and administration for both commercial and public contract forms
  • Learn basic principles of construction contract components
  • Learn how to apply principles to typical construction projects

Who Should Attend?

  • Construction project owners
  • Design consultants
  • Construction contractors

Course Outline

Week 01:

  • Introduction to construction contracts and administration
  • Construction documents as contract administration tools
  • Practice exercise # 1

Week 02:

  • Principles of construction contract formation
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Practice exercise # 2
  • Webinar I: review of weeks 1 and 2, and Q&A

Week 03:

  • Schedules, payments, and submittals
  • Reporting, safety, and quality assurance
  • Practice exercise # 3

Week 04:

  • Contract changes
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Practice exercise # 4
  • Webinar II: review of weeks 3 and 4, and Q&A

Week 05:

  • Webinar III: Live review of modules 1 – 4 content, and Q&A

Week 06:

  • The Final Exam: online multiple choice test graded on a pass/fail basis

Course Overview

Duration: 6 Weeks
Starts: Monday 29 January 2018
Begin anytime after start date.
Ends: Friday 09 March 2018
Complete within 2 weeks of end date.
Expected sitting time per week: Up to 2.5 hours
Total video lecture content: 16 hours
Total interactive exercises: 3 hours
Credits: 1.0 CEU/ 10 PDHs

Part of the Construction Engineering Certificate Program

IACET Accredited



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