ConstructionRisk, LLC – Contract Review Specialists

The personnel of ConstructionRisk, LLC have many years of experience as construction lawyers. Through the firm of ConstructionRisk, LLC, however, these attorneys provide services to our clients as “Consultants” rather than as attorneys. This enables us to set our fees significantly less than law firms typically charge for similar services, and permits us to review contracts for our clients in all states – with our reviews efficiently focused on risk allocation and insurability issues.

Although we are a small firm (six personnel) we believe we probably review more contracts on an annual basis than most firms in America. Our personnel include: Kent Holland, J.D., Bill Chambers, J.D., Joanne Dekker, J.D, Julia Holland, Gail Kelley, P.E. and J.D, and Tim Mains, J.D.

We review, redline and help negotiate for our clients several thousand contracts and subcontracts per year. These include design professional contracts, design-build contracts, and construction contracts. The size of the projects we work on ranges from two thousand dollars to over $12 billion. Our clients include insurance carriers and insurance brokers who retain us to review the contracts of their insured design professionals. We are also retained directly by design professionals and design-builders to review their contracts. Learn more about our practice and our personnel.

Construction Law and Risk Management Resource Center

This website by J. Kent Holland, principal of ConstructionRisk, LLC, is published as a free construction risk management resource. The top menu bar includes drop down menus with numerous articles, papers, and continuing education materials.  The sidebar provides a Search box to research legal and risk management topics that have been discussed in our Report since 1999.  The Topics covered include professional liability, indemnification clauses, duty to defend, standard of care, warranties, construction defects, site safety, payment provisions, design-build, construction management (CM) contracts, litigation lessons learned, and much more.

Design Professional Contracts:  1 Minute Construction Risk Management Video Series

Kent Holland created this series of short videos to provide risk management and contract drafting tips for design professional contracts. Each video is one to two minutes in length.  At the conclusion of each video, the next one will start automatically.  Or you can jump to a different clause of your choice.


Contractor’s Allegedly negligent construction was not “unlawful” under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. An Extension of the Statute of Re-pose Only Applies to “New” Defect

By:  Joanne Dekker, J.D.,  ConstructionRisk, LLC Homeowners sued a construction contractor alleging that the Contractor had negligently constructed the house in such a manner that allowed significant water intrusion into the house causing continuous damage for a period of at least five years up until the time they filed suit.  The trial court held that the Homeowners’ action was barred by the...

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Safety Manager Granted Summary Judgment against Personal Injury Claim for Steel Tubing Falling Through Sidewalk Bridge Not Built in Conformance with Plans

An individual walking on a sidewalk next to a building being constructed in New York City suffered injuries when a section of steel tubing that was being hoisted fell onto him from 11 stories up.  It fell through a three-foot gap between the building and a sidewalk bridge intended to protect people walking beneath it.  The gap resulted from a failure to meet the plans and specifications.   The...

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Homeowner action against Window Manufacturer Dismissed Pursuant to Economic Loss Doctrine

A homeowner who purchased a home 10 years after it was built for the original owner, filed suit alleging negligence, products liability and breach of warranty against the home builder and the window manufacturer, alleging that defective windows caused water damage to the house. In dismissing the suit, the court held the negligence count was barred by economic loss doctrine, the products...

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