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 ConstructionRisk.com 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.

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General Contractor Allowed to Bring Third Party Claim against Architect for Defective Specifications

Brasfield & Gorrie LLC (Brasfield) was a general contractor (GC) hired by Fritz Farm Retail Company, LLC to construct The Summit at Fritz Farm, a multi-use development.  Brasfield entered into a subcontract with Harrod Concrete and Stone Co. (Harrod), for Harrod to furnish concrete for the development.  Brasfield sued Harrod for alleged defects in the performance of the concrete it...

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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. Check it out here.   This is published in ConstructionRisk Report, Vol. 22, No. 8...

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Upcoming Webinar Provides Insights from Leading Construction General Counsel

What if you had access to the insights of the top general counsel from five of the largest construction companies for 90 minutes and could get CE credit for it? The Chief Legal Officers from Hensel Phelps, Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Burns and McDonald, and Big D Construction - will share their thoughts and experience in addressing the biggest legal issues and latest trends they face for this...

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Government Contractor Entitled to Time Extension (but not Costs) Caused by Pandemic Delay to Project

A government contractor, pursuant to a fixed-priced contract with the U.S. Department of State, was constructing a rainwater capture and storage facility in Sierra Leone when the Ebola epidemic occurred in 2014.  As a result, the contractor suspended its work, demobilized, sent its employees home, and put its construction materials into storage.  When it later remobilized, the contractor paid...

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