New Contract Writing Software for California Contractors
on: December 12, 2008, 5:36 am
Release Author: Bill Grote/Craftsman
Release Summary: A new software program allows California contractors
to draft their own customized contracts legal for California law.
Free trial available at www.constructioncontractwriter.com.
Release Body: (CARLSBAD, CA)— The new Construction
Contract Writer software program from Craftsman Book
Company offers construction professionals an affordable and convenient
way to create fair and balanced custom-tailored construction contracts
that meet state requirements. A free feature-limited trial is
available at www.constructioncontractwriter.com.
Gary Moselle explains that Construction Contract
Writer is a Generation III contract authoring program:
“For 100 years, architectural and engineering associations
have offered contracts on paper. That was Generation I. None of
these contracts were written to protect contractors. And it isn't
easy to make changes in a printed form. Generation II was contracts
on disk. Changes were possible. But there was no way to adjust
contract bias. Construction Contract Writer is the first Generation
III application. Users adjust contract bias to fit the job.”
A bias indicator shows which way the contract is leaning and by
Contract Writer uses a question and answer “interview”
model – walking users through a comprehensive checklist
of contract topics. Length and depth of the interview adjusts
with user responses. Moselle sums it up like this, “If
you know the job and you know what the job requires, Construction
Contract Writer will do the rest." An ‘explainer’
describes in plain English the purpose and meaning of each contract
clause. No legal background is required.
says there will be a Construction Contract Writer edition
for every state. “The law in every state is different.
No contract fits all states. A contract that doesn’t comply
with state law can leave a contractor with no way to collect the
contract price.” The California version is now available
for download. Arizona, Alabama, Florida, New York and Texas are
next on the list for roll-out.
experienced construction contract attorneys will find good uses
for Construction Contract Writer,” says Moselle. The
program cites state court decisions and code sections relevant
to key interview questions.
program is offered as a free feature-limited trial. Product activation
costs $99.95 and unlocks the copy, paste and print functions.
Twelve months of legal content and program updates are included
with the purchase price.
Book Company provides unlimited free technical support
during normal business hours (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific).
Once activated, Construction Contract Writer
users receive legal support via e-mail. There is no limit and
no charge. Customers can expect a response within 24 hours. Construction
Contract Writer runs on Windows XP and Windows Vista computers.
Book Company publishes over 100 construction-related
titles and has been in business since 1950. Craftsman’s
customers include contractors, estimators, remodelers, custom
builders, architects, engineers, adjusters and appraisers. Craftsman’s
Web site, http://craftsman-book.com,
also offers trial downloads of their estimating costbooks and
Details: Craftsman Book Company
6058 Corte Del Cedro
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: 760-438-7828 x311