2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2021  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

CNST 270 - Construction Law & Contracting

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course covers the basic legal framework of business and industry. Topics include structure and content of contract documents for construction and engineering projects, business organization and administration in construction operations, purchasing, contracting, and client relations.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will learn the legal structure options as they best fit various types of construction organizations.
  2. Students will learn various project delivery systems, as they are defined by the contract documents published by construction organizations.
  3. Students will comprehend the preconstruction process and understand the various aspects of contractor, subcontractor, and owner prequalification.
  4. Students will become familiar with specific laws that are particular to residential construction in New York State and how they influence business practices.
  5. Students will learn various aspects of construction insurance and bonding (bid, payment, and performance), as they relate to construction businesses and specific project requirements.
  6. Students will learn the importance of cash flow management as it relates to profit, schedule, payment terms, payroll, invoicing and subcontractor management.