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Construction Contracts

Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition

By David Chappell

Routledge – 2011 – 318 pages

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    978-0-415-56650-6
    July 22nd 2010

Description

  • Is there a difference between inspecting and supervizing?
  • What does ‘time-barred’ mean?
  • Is the contractor entitled to take possession of a section of the work even though it is the contractor's fault that possession is not practicable?

Construction law can be a minefield. Professionals need answers which are pithy and straightforward, as well as legally rigorous. The two hundred questions in the book are real questions, picked from the thousands of telephone enquiries David Chappell has received as a Specialist Adviser to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The material is considerably updated from the first edition – weeded, extended and almost doubled in coverage. The questions range in content from extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and/or expense to issues of warranties, bonds, novation, practical completion, defects, valuation, certificates and payment, architects’ instructions, adjudication and fees. Brief footnotes and a table of cases are included for those who wish to investigate further.

This will be an invaluable reference for architects, project managers, contractors, QSs, employers and others involved in construction.

Contents

1. Tendering 2. Pre-Contract Issues 3. Possession of the Site 4. General Contractual Matters 5. Warranties, Bonds and Novation 6. Contractor’s Programme 7. Contract Administration 8. Architects 9. Fees 10. Design 11. Architect’s Instructions 12. Inspection 13. Defects During Progress 14. Defects After Practical Completion 15. Valuation and Payment 16. Certificates 17. Sub-Contracts 18. Extensions of Time 19. Liquidated Damages 20. Loss and/or Expense 21. Sectional Completion 22. Practical Completion and Partial Possession 23. Termination 24. Disputes

Author Bio

David Chappell is director of David Chappell Consultancy Limited, sometime Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Architectural Practice and Management Research at the Queen’s University Belfast, and Visiting Professor of Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He has written many articles and books for the construction industry, including Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts with SPON Press, now in its 8th edition. He frequently acts as an adjudicator.

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Categories: Construction Law, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building Project Management