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Published: February 2015

Date: February 2015

Gregory J. Spaun to instruct on "Killer Contract Clauses"

Gregory J. Spaun, Partner, will be one of several instructors teaching a NESCA/ECA/AGC Joint Educational Program Four-Week Course on "Killer Contract Clauses"

DATE: March 10, 2015
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (each evening)
PLACE: Building Industry Center, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, New York

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The construction industry is risky enough without the increased risks resulting from careless or uninformed contract formation practices. Many construction projects do not end up in dispute. On such untroubled projects, the allocation of risks and responsibilities in the contract documents receives little, if any, attention by the parties.  However, this is not always the case. When disputes and controversies do arise, the resolution of such problems generally begin (and often end, as well) with the terms and conditions contained in the contract documents.

Following last year’s popular 3-hour seminar on “Killer Contract Clauses”, this year it is being offered as a full four-week course so that more time may be devoted to each topic area. The course is designed for both prime contractors and subcontractors and will highlight common “killer” contract clauses that can be potentially very damaging to your business. The course will also offer suggestions on how to make changes in these killer clauses to lesson your risk on a project. Members may register for one session or for the full course. Areas to be covered by our panel of attorneys include: Conflicts and Ambiguities in the Contract Documents; Incorporation by Reference Clauses; Vague or Open-Ended Scope of Work; Delegation of Design Responsibility; No Damages for Delay Clauses; Contingent Payment Clauses; Retainage Provisions; Stop Work Provisions; Changes & Extra Work; Waiver Provisions; Indemnification Clauses; M/WBE Requirements; Additional Insured Provisions; Contrac
Termination Provisions; Dispute Resolution Provisions.