Course description

Terminating a Construction Contract: Legal Issues and Considerations

Understand the risk of terminating a construction contract and why it is a last resort.

Sometimes your only option is to terminate the construction contract on a project. Perhaps every chance at dispute resolution has failed. Maybe the material breaches by one party will never be resolved by remedies or damages recoverable under the contract, or maybe subcontractor liens on the project have caused irreconcilable differences between the owner and general contractor. Whatever the reason prompting termination of a construction contract, there are important legal issues and considerations to keep in mind. Termination, after all, affects everyone on the project. This course will address contract termination from the perspective of owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals. First, we will discuss the risk of terminating a construction contract and why it is legally a last resort. Second, we will look at contract clauses and terms that specify termination rights and remedies. Finally, we will conclude the program by identifying the best way to terminate a construction contract. The material will offer some case examples to consider with familiar circumstances to all working in the construction industry.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for construction managers, engineers, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, construction professionals, presidents, vice presidents, developers, architects, and attorneys.

Training content

Termination – a Last Resort on the Project

  • Termination Risks and Remedies
  • Standard and Popular Termination Terms
  • Default and Material Breach

How to Terminate the Right Way

  • Notice and Cure Opportunities
  • Legal Defenses
  • Termination Damages

What Does Case Law Say About Termination?

  • Contractor Wins
  • Owner Wins
  • Termination Ineffective

Certification / Credits

Credits: AIA ,CLE, ENG

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define what it legally means to terminate a construction contract.
  • You will be able to describe the benefits and consequences to terminating a construction contract.
  • You will be able to discuss risks and remedies from contract termination.
  • You will be able to explain the right and wrong way to terminate a construction contract.

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Lorman Education Services

Lorman Education Services
2510 Alpine Road
54702 Eau Claire Wisconsin

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