Not all construction projects end in litigation—only bad projects. Despite that, owners, designers, and contractors continue to shape their contractual agreements around the experiences of these bad projects. This is the primary reason construction agreements—regardless of the form—include clauses that are destined to send any project spiraling toward litigation the second anything goes wrong. So what’s the solution?
This presentation by expert speaker Zach Jones may provide you the solution by identifying and avoiding the top five clauses that poison construction projects. These clauses create undue burden on the management and their support staff, cause friction between the members of the team, and generally reduce productivity and increase the chance for litigation.
This session will provide you a valuable understanding of construction contract clauses and you’ll learn the important dos and don’ts for contract negotiations. You’ll know which important contracts to watch out for when reviewing contracts and learn to better manage the contract negotiation process.
For all those who want to avoid litigation—and the expense and disruption it brings with it—this presentation is for you.
In particular, the speaker will discuss the inherent problems with the following clauses:
Who Should Attend
Zach Jones is a construction attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, with the firm of Stites & Harbison who represents contractors across the country and around the world. Prior to becoming an attorney, Zach was a project engineer and estimator for W.L. Hailey & Company (now Layne, ENR Top 400 #53). Havin... More info