Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding the key components of a construction contract is paramount to running a successful and profitable construction project in Florida. One basic part of any contract is the preamble, that short introduction defining many of the contract’s key variables. Another important contract term is the description of what constitutes the actual contract documents. Knowing these fundamentals will ensure your rights are protected when working a job.

Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com