CC401: Introduction to Construction Contracting

Certificate Program: Construction Contracting

This course provides an overview of the construction contracting process. It addresses the basic structures of prime and sub-contracts, as well as the generally accepted practices of competitive bidding. The course begins with a short history of construction contracting and its associated rules. It then proceeds to explain how legislation has impacted the field, including the establishment of prevailing wage rates that cover  contracts.

What You CoverRegister now button

  • History of construction contracting
  • What types of projects are included in construction and renovation
  • Basic structures of prime contracts and sub-contracts
  • Common bidding practices for the construction industry
  • An overview of bidding and contracting statutes and rules
  • Application of prevailing wage rates
  • Industry terminology

How You Benefit

  • Discover the key contractual relationships involved in construction contracting
  • Understand how the law applies to bidding practices
  • Learn how to apply the correct rules to your specific project
  • Learn the key terminology used when bidding, awarding and managing construction contracts

Cost: $499
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Darin Matthews 
 Darin Matthews has nearly 25 years of contracting experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. Darin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Masters in Acquisition Management. He has served as business faculty for PSU and Florida Atlantic University, and has taught construction contracting for the Institute for Public Procurement for over 10 years.


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