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  1. Contract Documents and Construction LawSession 3

  2. Learning Goal • Understand the rights and responsibilities of various parties as specified in contract forms and documents An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  3. Learning Objectives • Differentiate between various contractual relationships • Understand the roles and responsibilities of contractual parties • Discuss the supervisor’s role in different contractual relationships • Potential dispute situations • Dispute avoidance • Alternative Dispute Resolution An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  4. Types of Construction Contracts • Lump sum or fixed price • Unit price • Negotiated An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  5. Contractual Relationships • Owner and Architect/Engineer • Owner and General Contractor/Subcontractor • Owner and Primary Contractor • Owner and Construction Manager • Owner and Design/Build An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) • Cost of disputes • As time goes on, costs escalate • As more people get involved, costs escalate • To control costs: resolve disputes quickly An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  7. Using on the Job What You Learned Today • Summary: first key concept • Understand the different types of contracts and contractual relationships • Supervisors are representatives of the contractor and need to know who various people on the project team represent and their respective contractual roles An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  8. Using on the Job What You Learned Today • Summary : second key concept • Review the contract documents and understand the responsibilities associated with the roles of the various project team members An AGC Construction Learning Tool

  9. Using on the Job What You Learned Today • Summary: third key concept • Understand the project documents to identify potential problems and dispute areas • Know how to take appropriate steps to resolve issues at the team and jobsite levels An AGC Construction Learning Tool

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