Expand Your Knowledge & Familiarity of Construction Contracts With this Construction Contracts Online Course!
204P Contract Documents and Construction Law is a construction contracts online course that focuses on understanding the relationship between contract documents and the construction process. In this class we explore contractual relationships, legal roles and responsibilities, and contract types.
Legal issues will be studied including regulatory issues, liens, bonds, insurance, and how standardized forms are used as well as general conditions clauses that affect levels of decision making authority, project close-out and the superintendent’s role as agent of the contractor.
In addition, we study legal issues that often result in construction disputes like differing site conditions, time and schedule impacts, change orders and changed conditions.
After that, we cover contract dispute resolution including negotiations, alternative dispute resolutions, and litigation of disputes. Students will be able to take the knowledge they learn from this course and apply to a number of our national construction certification programs.
A self paced course can be started at any time. You must complete the course within 10 weeks but you can work through the course as quickly as you like.
There are no weekly goals and no interaction with other students. Please check your inbox to read additional information in your welcome email.
By the end of this construction contracts online course you should:
Understand the importance of contract documents and construction law as they pertain to on site construction supervisors
Be able to understand and use common legal terms
Understand the different forms of formal dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation
Understand the roles of partnering in avoiding construction conflicts by communicating and building trust between contractual partied
Be able to differentiate between various contractual relationships by understanding the roles and responsibilities of contractual parties.
Understand the different types of construction contracts and how the construction supervisors role may be affected by them
Understand the effects of changes as they are encountered and develop methods to react to potential conflicts resulting from changes
Know how to recognize differing site conditions and understand the importance of handling changed conditions effectively
Know how to handle schedule impacts, delays, accelerations, suspensions and disruption of time related work activities
Be able to resolve conflicts and issues through negotiation
It is important that the student keep up with this construction contracts online course and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.
CLASS ORGANIZATION & GRADING
Each week you will have online class discussions (15 points) and a quiz (10 points).It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind in any of our construction supervisor continuing education courses.
Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.
Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions. Students should provide at least 4 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points. Students learn more and learn better when they discuss the topic at hand. For that reason, I consider the regular weekly discussions to be even more important than the weekly quizzes.
Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.
Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.
The grading scale is as follows:
225 to 250 points
200 to 224 points
175 to 199 points
140 to 174 points
Anything less will be considered an unauthorized withdrawal from the course
You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.
204P CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION LAW TEXTBOOK
The cost of each textbook is approximately $156 plus shipping and handling. The Kindle edition is $55 If you order a used book be sure you are getting the correct edition.
Allow at least 5 working days between ordering the book and receiving it by the least expensive shipping. Foreign students should allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You can have your book delivered more quickly by paying more for the shipping.
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