The Hidden Dangerous Risks of Contracting Prefabrication and Modular Building and Why ConsensusDocs’ Newest Document is Changing Everything!
Recorded On: 10/28/2020
Prefabrication and modular construction have changed the industry in more ways than just increasing its efficiency, safety, quality, and speed. They have also changed the contractor/subcontractor relationship, which dramatically increases the potential legal risks associated with such a hybrid relationship, which in turn, requires a complete re-write of your standard construction contract! Prefabrication and modular construction often include both off-site manufacturing of building components (normally contracted through a purchase order) as well as the installation of those components into an ongoing project (normally contracted through a subcontract agreement).
Standard subcontracts or purchase orders do not address unique legal aspects raised by prefabrication. However, ConsensusDocs has just completed work on the first-in-the-nation General Contractor/Prefabricator Agreement, which specifically and properly addresses prefab operations and implementation. You will learn how your current contracts and purchase orders fail to address key new risks that arise with prefab, and why the industry’s first standard form is critically needed.
This session will highlight the most important issues presented by prefabricated construction, best practices for solving these issues, and how to tailor the industry’s first standard prefabricated contract to fit your specific business and project needs. This session is a MUST for contractors, subcontractors, bond producers, and sureties!
Ronald D. Ciotti
Partner, Hinckley Allen
Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He has substantial experience representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners/developers in construction-related matters, including all aspects of construction law, contractual disputes, lien work, bond claims, construction and design defect claims, bid disputes, in litigation and dispute resolution.
Ron has litigated cases/issues before all levels of courts in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country, arbitrated disputes nationally, and advocated on behalf of clients using various forms of dispute resolution. He also has broad experience in construction transactional work, drafting and negotiating contract documents for all types of project delivery including, integrated project delivery and other highly collaborative delivery methods, design-bid-build, design build, CM-at-Risk, and other more traditional methods for both public and private projects. Ron routinely counsels his clients on all business aspects of planning, initiating, and completing construction related projects.
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