Comprehensive Lesson Plan on the Basics of Surety Bonds

SIO has a comprehensive lesson plan for classrooms of construction management, architecture, and engineering colleges across the country. Contract surety bonds are an important element in construction projects of all sizes and scope – projects in which today’s students will one day take part.

The Surety Information Office (SIO) has created an interactive Flash presentation for both educators and students to help convey the key concepts and value of contract surety bonds to students. This presentation, Surety Bonds: A Guide for Students, provides a comprehensive lesson plan that can be easily incorporated into the course curriculum.

The presentation contains:

  • Risk & Responsibility: Understanding Contract Surety Bonds – This interactive presentation provides a comprehensive overview of contract surety bonds for public students in construction management classes or anyone who needs to learn about contract surety bonds. Topics include: types and uses of surety bonds; when surety bonds are required; the role of the producer and underwriter; comparisons of bonds and insurance and letters of credit; prequalification of the contractor; cost; contractor failure, and managing the claims process.
  • Case in Point: Surety’s Involvement Saves Projects
  • Study Guide: In-Depth information on the many facets of bonding, prequalification, why contractors fail, claims handling, and the contractor/producer/surety relationship.
  • Printable resource materials

Additional resources available in the Lesson Plan include: