The Construction Contracts Book

The Construction Contracts Book Author Daniel S. Brennan
ISBN-10 1604422556
Year 2008
Pages 373
Language en
Publisher American Bar Association
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Most construction lawyers are familiar with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) forms of agreements, and the newer ConsensusDOCS forms. The ConsensusDocs forms replace many of the forms previously issued by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Now completely revised, this invaluable resource offers a topic-by-topic comparison of these forms by providing: An easy-reference guide to how the AIA, ConsensusDOCS and EJCDC forms treat the most significant issues in owner/contractor/subcontractor and owner/design professional agreements Proposed alternative language for situations where the form contract approach may not provide the best solution List comparing the most significant provisions from each of these forms (on the CD-ROM)"

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author John Murdoch
ISBN-10 9781135803261
Year 2002-01-04
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Although the legal principles involved in construction contracts and their management and administration are an aspect of general contract law, the practical and commercial complexities of the construction industry have increasingly made this a specialist field. Recognizing this, Construction Contracts is a fully revised edition of the UK’s leading textbook on the law governing this area. Brought up to date with recent cases and developments in the law as it stands at July 2000, this new edition: takes full account of the effects of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, the Arbitration Act 1996, the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and the changes in the legal system brought about by the Woolf reforms includes extended coverage of financial protection, construction insurance and tendering controls, as well as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations has been revised to take account of changes to the common standard-form contracts, particularly the New Engineering Contract and the GC/Works family of contracts. Retaining the same basic approach as its successful predecessors, this important text introduces the general principles that underlie contracts in construction, illustrating them by reference to the most important standard forms currently in use.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author David Chappell
ISBN-10 9781317636045
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of two previous editions, David Chappell returns to provide answers to 225 FAQs from his experience as Specialist Advisor to the RIBA. With 50 new questions, and thorough updates to address changes to the law and contracts, this is an invaluable first port of call for any construction law problem. Questions range in content from extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and/or expense to issues of practical completion, defects, valuation, certificates and payment, architects’ instructions, adjudication and fees. Among the new questions are: Is the contractor bound by its price even if there is an error? How do terms about working in a spirit of trust affect other clauses? Can architects lose their rights to certify under JCT 2011 contracts? Every question included has been asked of David Chappell during his career, and he uses his vast experience to provide clear, easy to follow advice in this book. Most were originally asked by architects, but the answers will be of wide interest to everyone involved in construction.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author Keith Collier
ISBN-10 0137559275
Year 2001
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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This exploration of the basics of contracts as applied to the construction industry focuses 1) upon the different types of contracts and their fundamentals as they apply to, and affect, owners, contractors, designers, subcontractors, suppliers, etc., 2) on the impact of information technology on contracts and contracting, and 3) on the effect of contracts on the management, administration, and the costs of construction work. Using the published standard forms of construction contracts as models and guides, it helps readers develop an understanding not only of the contract process in general, but also why one type of contract should be used rather than another in a given situation. The Nature of Contracts. Construction Contracts. Stipulated-Sum Contracts. Cost-Plus-Fee Contracts. Unit-Price Contracts. Contracts with Quantities. Subcontracts and Supply Contracts. Arrangements of Contracts for Construction. Design-Build Contracts. Documents for Contracts. Bidding for Contracts. Negotiating Construction Contracts. Administration of Contracts. Claims and Disputes. Changes in the Work of Contracts. Contract Time. Completion of Contracts and Payments. The Uncovering and Correction of Work in Contracts. For construction practitioners; and also for members of the legal profession who want to see construction contracts from the standpoint of those directly involved in construction and who want to better understand why and how a construction contract should be designed for a particular project.

Keating on Construction Contracts

Keating on Construction Contracts Author Stephen Furst
ISBN-10 9780414047921
Year 2012
Pages 1351
Language en
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell
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Provides detailed commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts-Gives practical help on interpreting legislation and analysing judicial decisions-Up-to-date references to case law, journals and other source material -Covers UK case law and relevant decisions from Europe and overseas-Includes Commentary on JCT Standard Form of Building Contract and Nominated Sub Contract -Features key sections of Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act

International Construction Contracts

International Construction Contracts Author William Godwin
ISBN-10 9781118498460
Year 2012-12-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Many large construction projects, such as those in the Middle East or Asia Pacific, are international in scope with a range of contractors and subcontractors signing contracts for delivery of specified work or services. The contractual situation in these instances may be complex and potentially includes a range of standard and bespoke contractual arrangements. In addition, the parties to these contracts may be based in different parts of the world, and are often working to different legal systems and understandings. This can lead to confusion in the understanding, interpretation and execution of a given contract. International Construction Contracts provides concise and practical guidance to those involved in the negotiation and management of international construction and engineering contracts. It sets out in clear, straightforward language the main features of construction contracts and international dispute resolution procedures. It ensures the reader is aware of the issues that might arise on the contractual side of their project so that they may better protect their party's interests. Many of the features and points discussed are illustrated by reference to the popular FIDIC contracts and the book includes a commentary on the two most widely used FIDIC design-build forms, the Yellow and Silver Books. Also included in the book is a fully worked example of a typical ICC arbitration from start to finish, with "pleadings", a detailed case narrative and commentary on events, and an example arbitration award. The ICC and SIAC arbitration rules are also provided. Written for construction professionals, the book will be of great interest to engineers, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, contract managers and contract administrators working on international projects.

Civil Engineering Construction Contracts

Civil Engineering Construction Contracts Author Michael O'Reilly
ISBN-10 0727727850
Year 1999
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Thomas Telford
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The second edition of this extremely popular book has been fully revised to reflect the recent changes in all the principal civil engineering contracts including the ICE 6th, the New Engineering Contract, the Arbitration and Conciliation Acts and the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1998. It will also include commentary on the new ICE 7th and international contracts. The book provides a succinct and authoritative introduction to contract law and the standard forms of contract used in civil engineering projects, providing an analysis of the various contract options including: The ICE Design and Construct Conditions of Contract The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC: 2nd edition) The FIDIC Conditions of Contract In one practical volume it presents essential and accessible guidance for anyone involved in specifying construction contracts, whether it is drafting, administration, claims or dispute resolution.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author Jimmie Hinze
ISBN-10 0073397857
Year 2010-09-10
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
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Construction Contracts 3e was written to serve as a learning tool and reference guide. The fundamentals of contract law are presented, along with an in-depth treatment of the construction topics which most frequently result in litigation illustrated by example cases. In addition the author provides an overview of other important construction-related topics, including the procurement process for construction contracts, methods of dispute resolution, surety bonds, construction insurance, construction safety, and construction labor laws. The book is of a managable size for a one-semester course and suitable for undergraduate or graduate construction or architecture students. The 3rd edition incorporates many changes in construction law, regulation, and practice that have occurred during the past decade.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author Will Hughes
ISBN-10 9781134161874
Year 2007-09-21
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The fourth edition of this unparalleled text has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. Introducing this topic at the core of construction law and management, this book provides students with a one-stop reference on construction contracts. Significant new material covers: procurement tendering developments in dispute settlement commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments up to July 2007. In line with new thinking in construction management research, this authoritative guide is essential reading for every construction undergraduate and an extremely useful source of reference for practitioners.

Managing Construction Contracts

Managing Construction Contracts Author Robert D. Gilbreath
ISBN-10 0471569321
Year 1992-03-27
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This Second Edition focuses on the commercial issues of contracting, covering the lifespan of a contract in four stages: inception of need, bid and award, administration, termination. Written from the owners' perspective, it is appropriate for construction managers and contract administrators. New material includes the effects of the computer on construction management practices, the risks and rewards of cross-border contracts and the role of the lawyer.

Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts

Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts Author D.A. Stephenson
ISBN-10 9781135826505
Year 2003-09-02
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Considers each stage in the course of an arbitration in detail, from the claimant's decision to seek the means of resolving a dispute to the arbitrator's award, explaining clearly and concisely what is expected of the claimant, respondent and arbitrator and when.

PFI and Construction Contracts

PFI and Construction Contracts Author David Hickman
ISBN-10 9781909287181
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Chartridge Books
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Examines contracts in the construction industry in relation to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), such as what distinguishes construction in a PFI environment from a traditional contract. The author analyses the key elements of the construction sub-contract and interface between contractor and operator. The author, David Hickman, is a Partner with a leading international law firm and has worked on many PFI projects. Contents: Construction issues on PFI projects: output specification, project company's solution, design and construction standards, warranties, government regulations, timescales, lifecycle costs, interface between construction/operational phase, design development, performance payment system. Flow down of risks to subcontracts: how risk is flowed down, termination risk, termination issues for the construction subcontractor, warranties, bonds and guarantees. Use and adaptation of standard forms for the construction subcontract: a standard form (JCT 81 or 98), preparation of the contract where a standard form is being adapted, bespoke contracts. Negotiating key elements of construction subcontract: scope of works, liability level, compensation events and relief events, extensions of time, liquidated damages, payments, variations, certification/completion, independent certifier. Collateral agreements. Interface between contractor/operator. Finance/funding: debt finance, subordinated debt, equity, bond finance, key funding issues, the financial model, banks and risk. Insurance: insurance and risk allocation, insurances required by the construction company, who effects these, levels and breadth of insurance, banks and insurance, authority issues, what the construction company must do. Post contract-construction phase problems: variations during construction, disputes, DRP at subcontract level, overruns/extensions of time. Future developments. Appendices: Treasury Taskforce Guidance.wordings. Sample risk matrix.

Construction Contract Variations

Construction Contract Variations Author Michael Sergeant
ISBN-10 9781317685166
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 412
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Changes to the work on construction projects are a common cause of dispute. Such variations lead to thousands of claims in the UK every year and many more internationally. Liability for variations is not only relevant to claims for sums due for extra work but this is also an important underlying factor in many other construction disputes, such as delay, disruption, defects and project termination. This is the first book to deal exclusively with variations in construction contracts and provide the detailed and comprehensive coverage that it demands. Construction Contract Variations analyses the issues that arise in determining whether certain work is a variation, the contractor’s obligation to undertake such work as well as its right to be paid. It deals with the employer’s power to vary and the extent of its duties to approve changes. The book also analyses the role of the consultant in the process and the valuation of variations. It reviews these topics by reference to a range of construction contracts. This is an essential guide for practitioners and industry professionals who advise on these issues and have a role in managing, directing and compensating change. Participants in the construction industry will find this book an invaluable guide, as will specialists and students of construction law, project management and quantity surveying.

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts Author Andrew Burr
ISBN-10 9781317377726
Year 2016-02-05
Pages 1272
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Delay and disruption in the course of construction impacts upon building projects of any scale. Now in its 5th edition Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup [2007] EWHC 918 (TCC) at [122] to [135] per the late His Honour Judge Toulmin CMG QC. Whilst covering the manner in which delay and disruption should be considered at each stage of a construction project, from inception to completion and beyond, this book includes: -An international team of specialist advisory editors, namely Francis Barber (insurance), Steve Briggs (time), Wolfgang Breyer (civil law), Joe Castellano (North America), David-John Gibbs (BIM), Wendy MacLaughlin (Pacific Rim), Chris Miers (dispute boards), Rob Palles-Clark (money), and Keith Pickavance -Comparative analysis of the law in this field in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and in civil law jurisdictions -Commentary upon, and comparison of, standard forms from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere, including two major new forms -New chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic - Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling -New appendices on the SCL Protocol (Julian Bailey) and the choice of delay analysis methodologies (Nuhu Braimah) -Updated case law (to December 2014), linked directly to the principles explained in the text, with over 100 helpful "Illustrations" -Bespoke diagrams, which are available for digital download and aid explanation of multi-faceted issues This book addresses delay and disruption in a manner which is practical, useful and academically rigorous. As such, it remains an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.

FIDIC

FIDIC Author Robert Knutson
ISBN-10 9789041123237
Year 2005
Pages 391
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International
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In this unique guide to the suite of contracts published by FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) - the contract forms most widely used for international construction undertakings - twenty-two outstanding authorities in construction law from a wide variety of countries, describe relevant likely pitfalls (and special opportunities) for foreign lawyers in each of their jurisdictions. This very useful book will be extremely welcome to in-house counsel who must evaluate the legal disposition of a proposed or pending construction contract subject to the laws of a foreign jurisdiction. It will continue to be of service as long as the project proceeds and beyond, particularly for the optimal resolution of disputes.