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Contract Documents & Construction Law - STP Unit 4

Contract Documents & Construction Law - STP Unit 4

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:00 AM - Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59 PM (CST)


This 204P Contract Documents and Construction Law STP Unit 4 online course focuses on understanding the relationship between contract documents and the construction process. We will explore contractual relationships, legal roles and responsibilities, and contract types. Legal issues will be studied including regulatory issues, liens, bonds, insurance, and how standardized forms are used. General conditions clauses that affect levels of decision making authority, project close-out and the superintendents role as agent of the contractor will be studied. We will study legal issues that often result in construction disputes including differing site conditions, time and schedule impacts, change orders and changed conditions.  We will also study contract dispute resolution including negotiations, alternative dispute resolutions, and litigation of disputes. 

Learning Objectives:

Understand the importance of contract documents and construction law as they pertain to on site construction supervisors.

Be able to understand and use common legal terms.

Understand the different forms of formal dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Understand the roles of partnering in avoiding construction conflicts by communicating and building trust between contractual partied.

Be able to differentiate between various contractual relationships by understanding the roles and responsibilities of contractual parties.

Understand the different types of construction contracts and how the construction supervisors role may be affected by them.

Be able to determine the levels of decision making authority and relationships as defined by the general conditions.

Learn how to recognize, develop and manage a documentation system

Understand the effects of changes as they are encountered and develop methods to react to potential conflicts resulting from changes.

Know how to recognize differing site conditions and understand the importance of handling changed conditions effectively.

Know how to handle schedule impacts, delays, accelerations, suspensions and disruption of time related work activities.

Be able to resolve conflicts and issues through negotiation.

This is a ten-week online, self-paced course complete with graded asigments and a final grade. Orientation Module access will begin January 17th with class conclusion March 28th. More information about the grading policy and other course matters will be given during the Orientation Module. The modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week; class work must be completed by the following Sunday.


You may withdraw from a course by sending an email to Stacey Kelly or by conventional mail requesting to be dropped from the course.  Non-attendance or notifying the instructor does not constitute officially dropping or withdrawing from a course. Students who stop attending courses without officially dropping will receive a grade of U  in the class. Refunds are not automatic. No refunds will be granted unless the course is officially dropped within stated guidelines in the refund schedule.


a.Withdrawal postmarked at least one working day before the first day of class – total fee less a $20 handling fee.
b.Refund requests postmarked on or after the first day and no later than two weeks after the first day of class will be refunded 65% of the fee, after which time there is no refund.
c.Decision on withdrawals and refunds will be based on the date when we  receive written withdrawal notice. Drops done by mail are effective as of the postmark date.
d.All course materials including the textbook and other included supplies must be returned in good condition or the cost of the book at minimum or a $100 charge will apply.


Members:   $550

Non-Members:  $775

Online, Self-Paced
Event Contact
Stacey Kelly
(773) 444-0465
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Monday, January 17, 2022 12:00 AM - Monday, March 28, 2022 11:59 PM (CST)
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