Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction

Course Details

This course is not subject to discount pricing.

Additional Credit Available:

Optional Insurance CE
Optional CPA CPE

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Field of Study: 

Management Services

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Course Description
This course—Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction—provides a general overview of contractual risk transfer in construction contracts and subcontracts, with specific attention to those provisions that present risk and insurance implications for contractors. It reviews the structure of construction contracting relationships and the key provisions in which responsibilities and liabilities are allocated to the contracting parties, and suggests methods to equitably allocate these liabilities. It also examines processes for ensuring the effectiveness of contractual risk transfers, and identifies problems that may arise if contracts are not properly reviewed and their risks managed.

Learning Objectives

This is an intermediate level self-study course. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 

  • select suitable recommendations and strategies for fairly and legally allocating contract risks based on where the entity falls in the construction "food chain"; 
  • identify problematic construction contract provisions, and propose appropriate recommendations in the drafting or negotiation of contract insurance requirements; 
  • identify insurance requirements that may not be obtainable in the marketplace, and alternatives that may be acceptable to the contracting parties, identify gaps between a contractor’s contractually assumed liabilities and its contractual liability insurance coverage, and assist in obtaining compliance with additional insured coverage requirements;
  • identify the scope of coverage provided under an owners and contractors protective (OCP) liability insurance policy and list its advantages and disadvantages as a risk funding alternative; and 
  • select appropriate procedures and processes for obtaining and maintaining verification of compliance with contract insurance requirements.


This course requires a basic knowledge of commercial liability insurance and construction contracting principles.

CPE Field of Study
Management Services

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