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Dictionary of Construction Terms

By Simon Tolson

Informa Law from Routledge – 2013 – 352 pages

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  • Add to CartHardback: $149.95
    978-1-84311-794-0
    October 30th 2012

Description

The Dictionary of Construction Terms offers clear and concise explanations of the most commonly encountered legal and technical terms, phrases and abbreviations used throughout the construction industry. It will save valuable time when searching for an authoritative explanation of a frequently used term and will become a practical reference for construction lawyers, practitioners and students, as well as those in related industries including planning, property and insurance.

Why you should buy this book:

  • There is no other all-inclusive collection of legal and technical terms available at present
  • Convenient source of information for lawyers, practitioners and students
  • Includes a list of common technical acronyms (ie. DPC, DPM, FFL)
  • Lists acronyms of common institutions such as the ICE, JCT and ACE

Examples of definitions:

Modular construction

A modern construction method whereby the building is constructed using prefabricated or pre-assembled building sections or modules. The three-dimensional building sections are typically fabricated and assembled in an enclosed factory environment and then delivered to site, ready for installation. Modular construction is aimed at minimising construction time by standardising design components, providing consistent quality and allowing site preparation and building activities to commence concurrently with the construction of the factory-made modules.

Snagging

The process of formally inspecting the construction works to identify any incomplete works or defects in completed works. A snagging list (or ‘punch list’) is a schedule of defects resulting from this inspection. These items typically need to be rectified prior to the issuing of a completion certificate or handing-over of the works although in some cases a completion certificate will be issued with a snagging list attached.

Reviews

Fenwick Elliott’s Dictionary of Construction Terms offers clear and concise explanations of the most commonly encountered legal and technical terms, phrases and abbreviations used in the English language throughout the construction industry. It includes a list of common technical acronyms (ie. DPC, DPM, FFL) as well as lists of acronyms of common institutions such as the ICE, JCT and ACE.

Although focused on an English law approach with respect to legal or semi-legal terms, it remains a valuable reference tool for all construction lawyers, practitioners and students, as well as those in related industries including planning, property and insurance. - 31 ASA BULLETIN 2/2013 (June)

Contents

1. Dictionary of Construction Terms 2. Appendices: Procurement Diagrams

Author Bio

Edited by Simon Tolson, Jeremy Glover and Stacy Sinclair from Fenwick Elliott LLP, leading construction law specialists

Name: Dictionary of Construction Terms (Hardback)Informa Law from Routledge 
Description: By Simon Tolson. The Dictionary of Construction Terms offers clear and concise explanations of the most commonly encountered legal and technical terms, phrases and abbreviations used throughout the construction industry. It will save valuable time when searching for an...
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