Instructor: John Menken

Board: Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Credit Hours: 1.00
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Approval Number: PACE-0480

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Course Description

Welcome to the course “Mechanics Lien Law Part 1”. This course is part one of a two-part series. This one-hour course examines Mechanic’s liens law as it is used in the construction and electrical contractor or subcontractor industry. The course details the different aspects of the Mechanic’s liens law such as how it is used, preserving your rights, steps for filing, and much more. By the end of this class the participant will have a thorough understanding of the Mechanic’s liens law, their use, benefits, timing, importance of project information, and other important themes ensuring a broad knowledge of this subject area and how it can directly affect a construction or electrical contractor’s business.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the term Mechanic’s lien and describe its purpose
  • Determine their security rights with a client or within a state
  • Explain the importance of project information as it relates to mechanic’s liens
  • Demonstrate where to look for deadlines and procedures for preserving mechanic's lien rights
  • Discuss the importance of pre-filing
  • State what constitutes completion of a project and/or claimant’s last work
  • Relate the deadlines for open account suppliers
  • Express the importance of tickle systems
  • Describe the necessity of being able to trace labor or materials
  • Explain the reasoning behind the service of lien notice
  • Summarize the owner’s responsibility for payment to subcontractors

Instructor Bio

John Menken has been in corporate education for over 30 years. His background covers all aspects of enterprise training including instructional design, technical writing, internal consulting, eLearning, multimedia development, mobile learning, web programming and online/standup training, including international, in both soft skills and technical areas.

John has authored course materials for both colleges and private industry and in his current role as a trainer for a major southeastern utility company he puts together courseware, curricula, job aids, presentations, marketing videos and eLearnings to support learning initiatives of all types. He has many HR-related implementations to his credit and has managed training groups as large as twelve people.

John's current focus is directing learning more towards desired behaviors and less on content, and his past times are kayaking, running, rodbuilding and visiting his two adult children who act like they still need him. John’s been married for over 30 years and claims anything more precise is not possible.

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