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CONST-106 - Survey of Construction Contracts & Law - Noah Hamouche

Course:Survey of Construction Contracts & Law
Professor:Noah Hamouche
  • HyFlex
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name is Noah Hamouche, and I will be your instructor for this course. I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil-Transportation Engineering. I have been teaching at College of the Canyons in the Construction Management department since 2022. Currently, I am a Senior Project Engineering Supervisor at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. I have taught this course since I began my teaching career, and I can promise you this is a very fun and interesting course. Do not let the title scare you – it is not a law class! We will be going over the very basics of construction contract law and how to interpret certain contract language.

Course Description

This course introduces the basics of construction contracts, including typical contract terms and conditions, contract formation, administration, interpretation of contracts, introduces laws and regulations applying to construction including license laws for contractors and design professionals, mechanics liens, stop notices, labor regulations, safety and CalOSHA, SWPPP, and environmental issues.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a 16-week HyFlex course, meaning you can either choose to be in class or join via Zoom. The choice is entirely yours! There will be a lot of information given during each class and work that is due each week. The expectation is that each student should dedicate at least 8 hours of studying and review of all course material, outside of lecture, on a weekly basis. Graded homework assignments will be part of the weekly assignments for this course, which are due on Thursdays. Homework assignments will cover two chapters. In addition, you will have weekly quizzes to assess your learning and mastery of the skills required to succeed in the course. The final exam will occur during the last week of class. All homework assignments, quizzes, and lecture slides/information will be organized in their respective “Modules” on Canvas. All quizzes and the final exam will be completely online via Canvas. Each quiz will be timed and only one attempt per question is allowed. The final exam will be uploaded 24 hours before the final exam date, to which you will have 24 hours to complete the final. The final submission for the final will be at 11:59PM on the last day of the course.

Types of Assessments

There will be a homework assignment for each chapter, weekly quizzes, and a final exam.

Textbook Information

Textbook: Common Sense Construction Law by Smith, Currie, & Hancock ISBN: 978-1-119-54017-5

Each student will be required to purchase a copy of the textbook.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 02/16/2024 Sub#: 1726