Introduction to Contracts Module
The E Light University is a program designed to help educate our employees in business, project management, supervision, personnel management, Lean construction practices, LEED building practices and the E Light Way. We will offer individual models so that you can seek out education topics that interest you. We will also be developing programs so that you can earn certificates of completion in Lean Construction, Supervision, Customer Relations and more.

This module will introduce you to the concepts of contracts, the risks involved, types of contracts, terminology of contracts and how to manage contract requirements. We will explore terms like forced work clauses, indemnification, pay if paid, pay when paid, liquidated damages, change orders, change directives and other key terms.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the Introduction to Contracts Module. Review the information contained in the module. When you have completed the module click on the link at the end of the module and you will be redirected back to this page.


Complete the 10 question test below and submit your answers. You must fill out all fields before clicking on the 'Submit' button.

A certificate of completion will be issued to you if you score 80% or greater on the test. If you are an E Light Electric employee the original certificate of completion will be placed in your employee file. Certificates of completion for non-E Light Electric employees will be sent to the job site safety manager and kept on file for the duration of the project.

Thank you,

Ted "Smitty" Smith
Director of Safety and Loss Prevention
Introduction to Contracts Module Test
1. An ______________________ specifically outlines the obligations of the contract, including the work to be done and compensation for this work.
2. All of the below are requirements for the schedule of progress payments which should be clearly outlined in the construction contracts except ________.
3. The primary difference between pay if paid and pay when paid contracts is _________________________________
4. Verbal change orders are as binding legally as written change orders and when the schedule is tight and a written change order will take too long or is inconvenient to process a verbal change order is acceptable. True or False.
5. Superintendents and Foremen should be sure to just get the job done and get it built on schedule. Considerations of the contact, change order process and things of that nature are not as important. True or False
6. The _____________________________ modify the general conditions of the base contract and are often prepared in a separate document.
7. ______________________ of contract can occur if contracts are not completed within the time frame specified in the contract.
8. Construction drawings are considered to be part of the construction contract.
9.  The term __________________________________  refers to standard language or clauses used in a legal contract.?
10. Review contracts carefully for clauses that allow the contractor to force overtime, ___________________________ or schedule compression work without compensation.
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A. outline
B. offer
C. estimate
D. proposal
A. number of payments
B. the percentage of rental agreements covered by each payment
C. stage of progress between payments
D. date or stage when each one is due.
A. they are the same and this is just a case of semantics
B. pay if paid is open ended, pay when paid comes attached with a definite payment date regardless of payment recieved
C. Pay when paid is open ended, pay if paid comes attached with a definite payment date regardless of payment recieved
D. Pay if paid is not acceptable, pay when paid is acceptable.
A. True
B. False
A. True
B. False
A. supplemental conditions
B. general conditions
C. bid package
D. construction drawings
A. Fullfilment with delays
B. Fulfillment per schedule
C. Closure
D. Breach
A. True
B. False
A. usual
B. boilerplate
C. provisional
D. supplemental
A. defective work
B. corrective work
C. out of sequence work
D. work for others