Fall 2012
5397 Basic Construction Law - WESTCOTT/D'CRUZ- 34485

Professor(s): Ben  Westcott (ADJUNCT)
Vijay D'Cruz (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MWLocation: 215  TU2

Course Outline: An overview of the construction process and the body of law that has developed over the years with respect to the relationships of the parties involved in the construction process. This will include an examination of the parties’ duties and obligations arising out of their agreements, governing documents, statutory law and common law. Particular attention will be paid to project delivery systems, the key vertical and horizontal relationships among the participants in the major project delivery systems, the key and controlling documents and agreements among the participants, including construction and design agreements, project specific issues, the design undertaking, subcontracting and vendor issues, common problems during the construction process giving rise to disputes and claims, mechanics’ liens and payment issues and dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Chapters 1 & 2 of the book.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/19 9am-noon  215 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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