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Contracting 101


Managing construction is hard. So is understanding who is responsible for what. Contracting 101 will explain the fundamentals of building construction contracting, including the roles and responsibilities of the parties and the flow of documents and information. This is a simplified framework to show the fundamental relationships of the parties in construction. In addition, since virtually no two projects are exactly alike, the framework serves as a comparison to illustrate the differences in various project delivery schemes. Contracting 101 is designed to help you understand the "Big Picture" so you can understand and avoid most common pitfalls that cause project shortcomings, defects, delays, cost over-runs, legal disputes and headaches in general. 

Through case studies, horror stories, document review and open discussion we will help you better understand the many roles played in construction contracting. This presentation is for attorneys, adjusters, property managers, real estate agents, design and construction professionals, general contractors, building officials, and anyone involved or interested in the construction business.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the Contracting 101 framework and use it to explain the roles and responsibilities of the various parties in construction. 
  • Introduce the fundamentals of emerging science and profession of Project Management. 
  • Introduce the DBSKCV Construction Management Method, which is a 6 step framework for planning and managing successful construction projects. 
  • Introduce the most important construction documents and how they are used. 
  • Outline the fundamentals of risk management for construction. 

Program Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Contracting 101
  3. DBSKCV CM Method
  4. Key Construction Documents
  5. Building Lifecycle Management
  6. Allocation of Responsibility
  7. Conclusion

This program is approved for one hour of CLE for attorneys in California and Nevada, and insurance adjusters in California. Pending for attorneys in Oregon and insurance adjusters registered with the Texas Department of Insurance.