Defective Construction Work

Defective Construction Work Author Kevin Barrett
ISBN-10 9781444302370
Year 2009-01-22
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Defective construction work, whether the result of inadequate design, faulty workmanship or poor materials – or some combination of these failings – is a frequent cause of legal disputes. Someone is usually to blame, either the builder or one or more of the professional consultants, or even the entire project team. It is important therefore that the project team should possess a good working knowledge of their responsibilities and liabilities. Written by a solicitor with over twenty years of experience of building disputes, this book examines the responsibilities and liabilities of the project team when defects occur. It sets out the background role of the common law and statute and includes detailed discussion of important case law affecting the construction process from inception through to completion, together with a consideration of the impact of letters of intent, 'no contract' situations, and specific provisions of model conditions of contract.

Defective Construction Work

Defective Construction Work Author Kevin Barrett
ISBN-10 063205929X
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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Defective construction work, whether the result of inadequate design, faulty workmanship or poor materials – or some combination of these failings – is a frequent cause of legal disputes. Someone is usually to blame, either the builder or one or more of the professional consultants, or even the entire project team. It is important therefore that the project team should possess a good working knowledge of their responsibilities and liabilities. Written by a solicitor with over twenty years of experience of building disputes, this book examines the responsibilities and liabilities of the project team when defects occur. It sets out the background role of the common law and statute and includes detailed discussion of important case law affecting the construction process from inception through to completion, together with a consideration of the impact of letters of intent, 'no contract' situations, and specific provisions of model conditions of contract.

Proving and Pricing Construction Claims

Proving and Pricing Construction Claims Author Robert Frank Cushman
ISBN-10 0735514453
Year 2000-12-01
Pages 664
Language en
Publisher Aspen Publishers Online
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The most useful, definitive resource available on every aspect of construction claims, including how to present the claims, how to calculate and prove the amount of damages sustained, and how to prove liability. It even covers the clauses that should be in every construction contract. You'll get comprehensive coverage of all the important issues -- delay claims, differing site conditions claims, claims for lost profit, international claims, and much more. Includes a variety of winning strategies, practice tips, and helpful checklists to minimize damages and maximize collectability.

Model Jury Instructions

Model Jury Instructions Author American Bar Association
ISBN-10 1590314867
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 490
Language en
Publisher American Bar Association
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"This addition to the Model Jury Instructions series, published by the ABA Section of Litigation, provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in business torts litigation. These models accurately and impartially present the elements and critical definitions of business torts law in language that is understandable and familiar to the average juror. The book includes a CD-ROM of the jury instructions that allows for easy adaptation to particular cases or points." "Besides making it easy to present first-rate instructions, the models and supporting citations give you an excellent starting place from which to investigate the nuances of a particular jurisdiction. This book gives you the framework for preparing and trying your case, from analyzing the fact situation and planning strategy to preparing your final argument."--BOOK JACKET.

Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts

Practical Guide to Engineering and Construction Contracts Author Philip Loots
ISBN-10 9781921593529
Year 2009
Pages 458
Language en
Publisher CCH Australia Limited
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This hard cover book offers a concise, practical guide to the law relating to construction contracts in Australia. Written for engineers negotiating and administering construction contracts, it aims to assist readers in understanding the risks associated with these contracts and how to minimise them. The book is written by two experienced and respected authors who have a unique combination of local and international practical experience and professional and academic background in law and engineering.Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand is the non-exclusive distributor of this title.

Construction Defect Claims and Litigation

Construction Defect Claims and Litigation Author Lee R. Connell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034923386
Year 1995
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Aspen Publishers
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Sorts through the complexities of construction defect claims and makes them easier to recognize, evaluate, and act on. This comprehensive, hands-on resource is written for anyone who may be confronted with a construction defect, including: a homeowner, a developer, an insurer, an architect or engineer, a realtor or property manager, and the attorneys who represent them. It gives you strategies and analysis for the entire defect resolution process -- and issues to consider when faced with correcting a defect. It examines the most common defects and presents appropriate remedies. And, to help you identify cause and liability, it explores the legal and technical aspects of defect issues.

The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide

The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide Author Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN-10 9781118415832
Year 2013-04-05
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The must-have reference on construction product representation—and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process. The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide is an authoritative resource for the principles and best practices of effective construction product representation. This easy-to-follow guide includes: Coverage of the construction process and the roles the construction product representative can play in it Information that clients require to select appropriate products to meet project requirements Knowledge, preparation, and use of construction documents The role the product representative plays in an Integrated Product Delivery (IPD) workflow Access to a password-protected website with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat™ and SectionFormat™/PageFormat™ The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guide is an essential resource for building product manufacturers, sales representatives, and related professionals and a valuable study aid to help prepare for the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam.

Smith Currie and Hancock s Common Sense Construction Law

Smith  Currie and Hancock s Common Sense Construction Law Author Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781118858158
Year 2014-11-20
Pages 896
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.

Architect and Engineer Liability

Architect and Engineer Liability Author Kevin R. Sido
ISBN-10 9780735561038
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 734
Language en
Publisher Aspen Publishers Online
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Now you can keep construction design exposure to a minimum! Prepared for design and construction professionals and their attorneys, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource is written by eminent authorities in the field. It details all relevant topics: risk management, alternative dispute resolution, trial conduct, handling shop drawings, insurance and surety, and more. You'll get straightforward answers to all your legal questions, as well as examples of the valuable lessons learned by leading design and construction experts.

Construction Nightmares

Construction Nightmares Author Arthur F. O'Leary
ISBN-10 1557016038
Year 2007
Pages 461
Language en
Publisher Building News
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This tittle narrates actual jobs gone bad from the world of construction dealing with busts in plans, extras, delays, interference, scheduling, extra work, change orders, defective construction, inadequate supervision, and incompetent contractors. in other words - just about every problem in the construction industry.

Construction Quantity Surveying

Construction Quantity Surveying Author Donald Towey
ISBN-10 9781118329771
Year 2012-05-18
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional Quantity Surveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's Quantity Surveyor have different roles to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to the day-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contract administration and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide into quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following a brief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurement methodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of the chapters discussing commercial and contractual management of a construction project, including day-to-day running from commencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.