Construction Law and Contracts

Learn How to Better Manage Your Contracts and Projects

Discover how to recognize legal issues that can arise during the construction process in this overview of construction law. Gain insights into rules of bidding and the rights and liabilities of contractors and design professionals, including the law of mechanic’s lien, stop notices and payment bonds. Learn about: 

  • Remedies and obligations
  • Performance
  • Contractors’ license law and bond requirements
  • Mediation, arbitration and court trials for dispute resolution
  • Public works projects
  • Contract phraseology

Explore contract theory and contract administration, and consider managing and mitigating risk. Review the importance of documentation, the effects of change orders and industry trends for controlling cost.

Academic Units
4
CEUs
0
Section Number
193CNM203
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Course Materials

Acret's California Construction Law Manual, Contractor's Edition

Mandatory

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Visit https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-and-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page here. Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course.