WebEd: Implied Contractual Risk

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Construction contracts: with so much at stake, could you be overlooking crucial details that must beread between the lines?

Important duties are implied in construction contracts without being expressed in the words of the contracts. These implied duties arise from federal, state and local statutory laws; regulations imposed by federal, state and local agencies; and the common law jurisprudence of the various states. Failure to recognize these duties or to correctly interpret their significance when they are recognized exposes a contractor to uncovered risk.

This webinar will identify the most common implied contractual duties, set out the contractual obligations that they create, and compare and contrast key expressions within ConsensusDocs 200 and AIA A201 General Conditions.

Join us as Greg Starzyk--a tenured, associate professor in the Department of Construction Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and boasting over 2 decades in the industry experience in project planning, contract negotiation and other aspects of engineering management--shares key insights and unpacks the implied contractual risks every contractor should be aware of.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the implied contractual duties that are rarely expressed
  • Understand how to interpret what is commonly expressed
  • Compare and contrast key expressions found within ConsensusDocs 200 with those found within AIA A201.


Greg Starzyk, JD, CPC
Associate Professor
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Department of Construction Management 
California Polytechnic State University

Greg is a tenured, associate professor at Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo. He holds a juris doctorate from Taft University, a masters in project management from Northwestern University and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a CPC, a DBIA Associate, and a Six-Sigma Green Belt. Starting out a union-sponsored apprentice carpenter, Greg became a Chicago area contractor. Later, he gained 23 years of engineering management experience in project planning, contract negotiation, business management and construction management services, primarily in modular and offsite construction, with UOP, a research and engineering company that provides process technology, products, and construction management services to refiners and petrochemical plants worldwide.

Greg is the author of two textbooks: Construction Law: Contracts, Risks and Regulations; and Construction Law Casebook. The practical guidance provided in these textbooks equip students to manage construction projects by helping them understand the legal implications of contract law, common law, and regulatory law.

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