Construction Contracts and Law

 Protect your business against legal problems with well-written contracts. Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legal staff, so it's important to understand basic contract law. This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation. You will learn about mandatory and optional provisions, warranties and arbitration procedures. Special emphasis is given to troubleshooting contracts for detrimental provisions. Read the complete course description.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe elements, benefits and interpretation principles of contracts.
  • Describe contracts recommended for builders and remodelers (sales agreements, construction contracts, remodeling contracts, warranties and subcontractor agreements), including mandatory and optional provisions.
  • Identify additional resources related to construction law.
  • Explain how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation. 

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Architects, planners, designers
  • 50+ housing, commercial, custom, production and small volume contractors and builders
  • Insurance agents
  • Lawyers
  • Real estate agents
  • Remodelers
  • Subcontractors and specialty trades

NAHB Designations

This course is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB, CGR

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: 
CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM.

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Additional Credit Information

6 AIBD CEU. All face-to-face and online education provided by NAHB is approved by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) for continuing education units. Members of the Institute seeking credit must self-report by submitting a form and providing verification of attendance or completion. Credit is awarded as 1.0 CE unit per contact hour. 


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