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PRL 222 - Construction Law and Bonds

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will cover an introduction to construction law and bonding.  Exploration of the history and sources of construction law and bonding will be reviewed.       
Prerequisite: PRL 102 , PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Examine Construction Law History and Fundamentals
    1. Define Construction Law
    2. Identify 19th Century Transformational Events
  2. Break Down the Roles and Functions of the Participants in the Design and Construction Process
    1. Distinguish between the General Contractor and Subcontractors
    2. Describe the Project Owner
    3. Compare Architects, Engineers and Other Design Team Consultants
    4. Explain Lenders, Insurance and Surety Companies
    5. Discuss the Role of Government Authorities
    6. Compare Various Professional Organizations
  3. Outline Various Project Delivery Systems
    1. Describe the Evolution of Different Approaches
    2. Discuss Innovative Approaches
  4. Examine Construction Contracts
    1. Explain Differing Site Conditions
    2. Discuss Changes in Construction Contracts
    3. Define Construction Delays
    4. Distinguish between Warranties of the Participants
    5. Examine Application of the Uniform Commercial Code
    6. Contrast Standardized Forms, AIA, AGC, and EJCDE
    7. Describe Damages and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  5. Investigate Workplace Safety
    1. Explain Federal and State Administrative Agencies
    2. Describe Obligations and Enforcement                     
  6. Evaluate Bonding in Construction
    1. Describe Payment Bonds
    2. Explain Performance Bonds
    3. Discuss Surety Obligations
  7. Research the Application of Davis Bacon Act
    1. Describe Application
    2. Discuss Wages and Fringe Benefits
    3. Explain Penalties
  8. Analyze Mechanic’s Liens
    1. Describe Requirements for Filing
    2. Discuss Effects of Mechanic’s Lien
    3. Explain Waivers of Mechanic’s Lien



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