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

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.

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 Law

Construction Law Author Gail Kelley
ISBN-10 1118229037
Year 2012-10-02
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This work 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.

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 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/ .

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 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.

Building Construction

Building Construction Author Madan L Mehta
ISBN-10 9780134443478
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 976
Language en
Publisher Pearson
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For one- or two-semester courses in Construction Methods and Materials and Design in Architecture. Promoting comprehensive understanding in general and complex concepts in construction Exceptionally well-received and one of the most acclaimed university-level books on construction, Building Construction, Principles, Materials and Systems is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. It’s informed by a core philosophy that sufficient grounding in the principles and science of construction is the best way to equip today’s designers and constructors to respond successfully to rapid changes in the built environment. By ensuring students are well-versed in the science and technology of materials and systems, the text aims to better prepare architects, engineers, and constructors to produce a resilient and sustainable built environment—a need that will grow with increasing urbanization across the globe. The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The Third Edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous versions. It incorporates the latest updates available, features over one thousand new end-of-chapter problems, and now addresses common errors related to the topic. The organization of the text fosters a definitive understanding of general concepts before moving on to more complex concepts. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes original illustrations.