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CONNECTICUT CONSTRUCTION LAW
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

CHAPTER ONE
BASIC CONTRACT PRINCIPLES
  1. Contract Formation
    1. Offer and Acceptance
      1. Offer
      2. Letter of Intent
      3. Acceptance
    2. Consideration

  2. Contract Interpretation
    1. Intent of the Parties
    2. Meaning of Contract Terms
      1. Unambiguous Terms
      2. Ambiguous Terms
    3. Hand-written Modifications
    4. Order of Precedence
    5. Implied Obligations

  3. Standard Form Contracts
    1. Commonly used Standard Form Contracts
      1. AIA
      2. AGC
      3. ConsensusDocs
      4. Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee
    2. Important Considerations When Using Standard Form Contracts

CHAPTER TWO
PROJECT DELIVERY SYSTEMS
  1. Design-Bid-Build
  2. Design-Build
  3. Multi-Prime
  4. Construction Management
  5. Public/Private Partnership
CHAPTER THREE
LICENSING
  1. Design Professionals
  2. Major Contractor
  3. Trade Licensing
  4. Home Improvement Contractor
  5. M/WBE Certification
CHAPTER FOUR
PUBLIC BIDDING
  1. Bidding Process and Requirements
  2. Bid Mistakes and Withdrawals
  3. Evaluation of Bids and Selection/Rejection
  4. Bid Protests
CHAPTER FIVE
KEY CONTRACT PROVISIONS
  1. Scope of Work
  2. Schedule of Values
  3. Change Orders and Requests for Equitable Adjustment
  4. Requests for Extension of Time
  5. Substantial Completion
  6. Prompt Payment Terms
  7. Contractual Indemnification
  8. Pay-when-Paid; Pay-if-Paid
  9. Incorporation by Reference
  10. Certification by Architect
  11. Waiver of Consequential Damages
  12. Liquidated Damages
CHAPTER SIX
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS
  1. Owner Claims
    1. Delay
      1. Types of Delay
      2. Damages for Delay
        1. Actual Damages
        2. Liquidated Damages
    2. Failure to Perform
    3. Breach of Warranty
    4. Termination
      1. Termination for Cause
      2. Termination for Convenience
    5. False Claims

  2. Contractor Claims
    1. Delay
    2. Acceleration
    3. Disruption and Productivity Impacts
    4. Change Orders
      1. Extra Work
      2. Differing Site Conditions
    5. Defects in Plans or Specifications
    6. Ownerís Failure to Make Payments
    7. Suspension of Work
    8. Architectís Failure to Certify Payment

CHAPTER SEVEN
RECOVERABLE DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
  1. Breach of Contract Damages
    1. Measure of Damages
    2. Actual Damages
    3. Consequential Damages
    4. Mitigation of Damages

  2. Other Damage Issues
    1. Punitive Damages
    2. Interest
    3. Attorneyís fees and Costs
    4. Fees of Arbitrators and Arbitration Filing Fees and Costs
CHAPTER EIGHT
TORT CLAIMS AND DAMAGES
  1. Contractor or Subcontractor Negligence
  2. Design Professional Negligence
  3. Fraud
  4. Misrepresentation
  5. Interference with Contractual Relationship
  6. Unjust Enrichment
  7. Quantum Meruit
CHAPTER NINE
CONNECTICUT UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT
  1. Statutory Prohibitions
  2. Damages for Violation of CUTPA
CHAPTER TEN
ISSUES IN PROVING DAMAGES
  1. Proving Lost Productivity
  2. Proving Delay Damages
  3. Pricing and Proving Extra Costs in Change Orders
  4. Proving Impacts of Design Errors
CHAPTER ELEVEN
INSURANCE AND BONDS
  1. Typical Kinds of Project Insurance
  2. Common Insurance Issues Arising on Construction Projects
  3. Types of Bonds Used in the Construction Industry
    1. Bid Bonds
    2. Payment Bonds
    3. Performance Bonds
  4. Bond Claims and Defenses
  5. Special Considerations Relating to Bonds on Public Works Projects
CHAPTER TWELVE
MECHANICíS LIENS
  1. Statutory Source for Mechanicís Lien
  2. Who is a proper Claimant
  3. What Can be Included in a Mechanicís Lien
  4. Notice and Timing regarding Mechanicís Lien
  5. Priority Issues
  6. Recordation and Service
  7. Lis Pendens
  8. Foreclosure of Mechanicís Lien
  9. Challenges and Defenses Relating to Mechanicís Liens
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  1. Dispute Resolution Forum
    1. Courts
    2. Arbitration
    3. Mediation
    4. Dispute Resolution Boards
  2. Special Considerations Regarding Choice of Forum

 

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