ConstructionRisk Counsel, PLLC  is a construction law firm with a practice dedicated to:

  • Construction Law including litigation of design and construction related matters;
  • Federal Procurement and Government Contracts Law;
  • Environmental Law and Insurance;
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ConstructionRisk, LLC  is a consulting firm headquartered in Tysons, Virginia and providing services including:

  • Contract Reviews;
  • Contract Risk Allocation and Insurability Reviews;
  • Change Order & Claim Preparation;
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Our free Report contains monthly legal and risk management analysis of important issues in construction law, including design professional liability, contractor claims, insurance coverage disputes, federal contracts, construction litigation and risk management issues, and much more. The information presented is for general education purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

The search bar or topic index on this website can be used to research legal and risk management topics that have been discussed in our report since 1999.  Topics covered include indemnification, duty to defend, standard of care, construction defects, site safety liability, design-build, guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contracts, construction management (CM) contracts, litigation lessons learned, and more.

AIA A201 and B101 Key Changes between 2007 and 2017 Editions

For a comparison of what I believe are important changes between the 2007 and 2017 AIA A201 and B101 documents, read my Construction & Design Risk Briefing (Winter 2017) edition, Comparison of 2007 and 2017 AIA contract documents, published by Zurich Insurance. Report – Dec 2017 Issue

Inside this Issue

  • A1 – Economic Loss Doctrine did not bar a Contractor’s Negligent Misrepresentation Claim against Architect Seeking Indemnity against Subcontractor Delay Claim
  • A2 – Implied Warranty of Habitability does not Apply to Design Professionals and Material Suppliers who did not Perform Construction Work on Condominium
  • A3 – Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Penalties against Project Owner can be Recovered from Engineer and Contractor through Indemnification and Contribution Claims
  • A4 – Indemnification Clause that Included Voidable Provision was Enforced to Extent Legally Permissible Instead of Throwing out Entire Clause

Archived Construction Risk Reports

Continuing Education Video Courses’s educational video courses include:

You may also view the course videos on our Construction Risk Management YouTube video channel. See example videos directly below.

Contracts for Design Professionals Module 1

Discussion of the following contract clauses: Advertising, Americans with Disabilities Act, As-Built Drawings, Certifications, Compliance with Law, and Changes in Services.  View the entire course here.

All the Videos are hosted on YouTube.  If they do not open when you click on them, it may be because your office blocks access.