Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts

Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts Author Kit Werremeyer
ISBN-10 0876298226
Year 2006-09-29
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher RSMeans
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Construction is a complex business. Each project has its own unique physical and commercial considerations. Since there’s no such thing as a “standard” or “typical” construction project, construction contracts should also not be considered standard. The contractor must carefully manage both in order to have a successful outcome and protect the company’s interests and assets. This book will help you manage all these elements of the contract: Scope of work and schedule Terms of payment and cash flow Assurances of performance Insurance, bonding, indemnity, and warranties Changes to the contract Disputes and their resolution Damages Termination and suspension Force majeure International contracting

Construction Insurance Bonding and Risk Management

Construction Insurance  Bonding  and Risk Management Author William J. Palmer
ISBN-10 0070485941
Year 1996-06-01
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Don't let a construction lawsuit wipe you out. More and more construction contractors are getting sued these days. Make sure you protect yourself against costly litigation with Construction Insurance, Bonding and Risk Management edited by William J. Palmer, James Maloney, and John L. Heffron. Written in jargon-free language, this quick-and-easy resource will help you identify and manage risk in every phase of construction--from bidding on the job to driving home the final nail. You get the know-how you need to make sense of today's confusing array of insurance and bonds and to select the best coverage for your general business operations, individual contracts, job bidding and more.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author J. R. Murdoch
ISBN-10 0419253106
Year 2000
Pages 381
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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This text examines the law governing construction contracts, and the management and administration of those contracts. The study of these aspects of construction law form a core part of most building and construction courses. Revised and updated, the book contains commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments since June 1995.

Fundamentals of Construction Law

Fundamentals of Construction Law Author Carina Y. Enhada
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105062959189
Year 2001
Pages 381
Language en
Publisher Aba Professional Education
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This book is the definitive primer on the subjects which are at the heart of every construction law dispute. Written by highly regarded construction attorney, with 13 chapters which explain the key principles of construction law.

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 Estimating Using Excel

Construction Estimating Using Excel Author Steven Peterson
ISBN-10 0134405501
Year 2017-01-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Pearson
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For beginning to intermediate courses in construction estimating in two- and four-year construction management programs. A step-by-step, hands-on introduction to commercial and residential estimating Construction Estimating with Excel, 3/e, introduces readers to the fundamental principles of estimating using drawing sets, real-world exercises, and examples. The book moves step-by-step through the estimating process, discussing the art of estimating, the quantity takeoff, how to put costs to the estimate, and how to finalize the bid. As students progress through the text they are shown how Microsoft Excel can be used to improve the estimating process. Because it introduces spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and accuracy, the book can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their skills. The Third Edition gives students a broader understanding of construction estimating with a new chapter discussing the role that estimating plays in different project delivery methods and in the design process and how to use data from RSMeans. To bring the book up to date, the material and equipment costs and labor rates have been updated to reflect current costs, and the discussion of Excel (including the figures) is based on Excel 2016. Additionally, content throughout the book has been updated to align to ACCE and ABET student learning outcomes. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/ .

Construction Law

Construction Law Author Gail Kelley
ISBN-10 9781118360736
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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For a construction business to function properly, architects, engineers, and contractors need to understand how the various state and federal laws affect their business and how to avoid disputes and exposure to liability. This book offers a comprehensive review of the US legal environment, both criminal and civil, focusing on the key legal concepts and issues applicable to a typical construction project. Construction professionals will find clear, concise introduction to a wide range of contractual issues related to project participants, as well as issues related to the actual construction and litigation.

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.

Construction Claims and Responses

Construction Claims and Responses Author Andy Hewitt
ISBN-10 9781119151852
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A practical, step-by-step guide for contracts managers, commercial managers, project managers, quantity surveyors, engineers and architects on the preparation of and responses to construction claims. Everyone involved in the preparation or review of construction claims should have this book to hand. The book examines the different types of claim common to construction contracts and presents a step-by-step guide to demonstrate the process of building up the submission of a claim and covers: Various types of claim. How the claim may be split into sections dealing with the details of the contract, the cause, the effect, entitlement and quantum. What this section is attempting to demonstrate or achieve and why. What should be included within the section and why. Worked examples of typical claims and responses with sample wording.

Managing the Profitable Construction Business

Managing the Profitable Construction Business Author Thomas C. Schleifer
ISBN-10 9781118837139
Year 2014-02-21
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Take control of your construction contracting business and manage it through the natural highs and lows of the construction market. Learn from a team of construction business veterans led by Thomas C. Schleifer, who is commonly referred to as a construction business "turnaround" expert due to the number of construction companies he has rescued from financial distress. His financial acumen, combined with his practical, hands-on experience, has made him a sought-after private consultant. His experience and no-nonsense philosophy have truly given him a unique perspective. Important topics covered include: Understanding the primary areas of construction business failure in the next decade Minimizing business risk with real-world examples Developing a positive and competent management attitude and strategy Discover how to maneuver through this complicated and risky industry by using the authors' research and proven success strategies to sustain and grow your business.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control Author Saleh A. Mubarak
ISBN-10 9781118845790
Year 2015-03-04
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from the start Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides a comprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devise a reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains new information on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationship to project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. Written by a career construction professional, this informative text introduces students to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author's own Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary and acronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numerous solved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge and apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. A complete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems in the book, test questions for each chapter, and additional exam questions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on an efficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly defined while allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helps students learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to make projects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities of this complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edge methods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of project control Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and lean construction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements and equipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring a deep understanding of the process. For the student interested in construction management, Construction Project Scheduling and Control is an informative text on the field's current best practices.

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.