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.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE IS INTRODUCTORY IN NATURE AND THEREFORE BASIC TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN GENERAL. IT IS NOT A DESCRIPTION OF E LIGHT ELECTRIC SERVICES PROCEDURES AND POLICIES.
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.
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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