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CET 252 - Construction Documents

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will teach a student to define, interpret and utilize construction contract documents and contracting methods. Topics covered are bonds, contracts, bidding documents, construction insurance, subcontracts and subcontractors, dispute resolutions, ethics, safety and labor relations.
Prerequisite: CET 152   or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Description of the construction industry
    1. Examine the economy and construction industry
    2. Understand public vs private construction
    3. Examine manufacturing vs construction
  2. Describe construction contracting methods and nature thereof
    1. Be familiar with the five types of contracting methods
    2. Describe construction management at risk
    3. Understand descriptors and elements of a contract
  3. Understand issues concerning real property
    1. Define tax and mechanics liens
    2. Understand imminent domain
    3. Describe right-of-way and zoning
  4. Define agents and forms of organizations
    1. Define the principle and agent
    2. Understand the creation and termination of an agency
    3. Define contingent liability
    4. Understand proprietorships, partnerships and corporations
  5. Understand contract disputes and torts
    1. Define contract disputes
    2. Define torts
  6. Describe surety bonds and the bidding process
    1. Define and understand the different types of bonds
    2. Understand bonding limits and default
    3. Understand bid advertisements
    4. Define phases of the bid process
  7. Examine construction contract documents and their legal applications
    1. Define contract documents and their hierarchy
    2. Define unit price, cost plus and lump sum contracts
    3. Understand change orders and their implications
    4. Define changed conditions and the responsible party
  8. Understand matters of time and payments
    1. Understand construction duration and project schedule
    2. Understand matters of time involved in the contract
    3. Examine types of payment
    4. Examine final payment and retainage
  9. Discuss warranties and construction insurance
    1. Understand the difference between expressed and implied warranties
    2. Understand and define owners acceptance of work
    3. Understand and define types of insurance for construction
    4. Understand terms of insurance
  10. Examine subcontractors and subcontracts and international construction contracts
    1. Understand general contractor, subcontractor and owner relationship
    2. Understand what work is subcontracted and how subcontractors are selected
    3. Discuss insurance requirements of subcontractors
  11. Examine methods of dispute resolution and professional ethics
    1. Understand the difference between negotiation, litigation and ADR techniques
    2. Define ethics and examine ethics scenarios



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