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Construction Law Resources

Review the links included to find out more about construction law, including contracts, disputes, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution to gain insight that can help you make informed decisions.

Online Construction Law Resources

American Arbitration Association 

The American Arbitration Association (AAA)  set the standard for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the construction industry. The AAA through its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC), has worked closely with the industry to develop the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures and other project specific approaches to prevent and manage conflict.

Contractors’ Knowledge Depot

Tools to manage  construction subcontracting business; sponsored by the Foundation of the American Subcontractors’ Association, Inc.

International Code Council- ICC

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The International Codes®, or I-Codes®, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.

National Association of Home Builders 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

The Forum on Construction Law is the largest organization of Construction lawyers in the United States, and indeed in the world.  The Forum’s roughly 6,000 Members and Associates are drawn from all types of Construction practice – law firms large and small,  solo practitioners, in-house and government counsel, as well as construction professionals and the public sector.  Forum members represent all segments of the Construction industry: owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction managers, lenders, insurers and sureties. 

Decoding the Building Code 

General information on interpreting building codes.

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