This session will include an overview of the most significant construction law concepts, issues, and principles that are commonly encountered by the mechanical project manager.
Basic Construction Law Concepts for Mechanical Project Managers
Duration: 1 Day
Instructor: Blake Wentz
Project managers must have a rudimentary understanding of fundamental legal concepts to effectively and profitably manage their projects and their customers. With this information, they are more likely to be proactive in avoiding potential legal problems on their projects and more confident and effective in successfully documenting, debating, negotiating, and resolving difficult project issues and disagreements while maintaining positive customer relationships. This session will include an overview of the most significant construction law concepts, issues, and principles that are commonly encountered by the mechanical project manager, including: Interpreting the contract, The Uniform Commercial Code and the construction industry, The authority and responsibility of the architect/engineer, Differing site conditions, Unforeseen site conditions, Basic premises of tort law, Basic premises of contract law, What constitutes a contract, Maxims of law, Design specifications vs. performance specifications, Defective construction caused by faulty construction practices, Defective construction caused by defective plans or specifications, patent vs. latent defects in plans or specifications.