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Construction Contracting : Business and Legal Principles (2ND 02 Edition)by Stuart H. Bartholomew
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Exceptionally practical and authoritative, this introduction to construction contracting as it applies to typical, every-day situations explains “theoretical” ideas in terms of what really happens in practice. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs that help avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of a project. Chapter topics cover the law and the construction industry; contract formation, privity of contract, and other contract relationships; an overview of the prime contract—its format and major components; owner-construction contractor prime contract “red flag” clauses; labor agreements; purchase order and subcontract agreements; insurance contracts; surety bonds; joint-venture agreements; bid and proposals; mistakes in bids; breach of contract; contract changes; differing site conditions; delays, suspensions, and terminations; liquidated damages, force majeure,
Book News Annotation:
This guide for students and practitioners explains the business and legal principles and practices of contracting for construction. Twenty-three chapters deal with such topics as liability, the prime contract, "red flag" clauses, labor agreements, insurance contracts, surety bonds, mistakes in bids, allocating responsibility for delays, and dispute resolution. The second edition includes a new chapter on contract claims. Bartholomew is an engineer in the heavy construction industry.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles, Second Edition, provides an updated, improved look at the impact of contractual issues on the construction industry. Intended for managers rather than lawyers, this guidebook explains the principles and practices of every aspect of the contractual relationship. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs so the manager can avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of the project. Key features of this edition:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Interface of the Law with the Construction Industry.
2. Contract Formation, Privity of Contract, and Other Contract Relationships.
3. The Prime Contract—An Overview.
4. Prime Contract—Format and Major Components.
5. Owner-Construction Contractor Prime Contract “Red Flag” Clauses.
6. Labor Agreements.
7. Purchase Order and Subcontract Agreements.
8. Insurance Contracts.
9. Surety Bonds.
10. Joint-Venture Agreements.
11. Bid and Proposals.
12. Mistakes in Bids.
13. Breach of Contract.
14. Contract Changes.
15. Differing Site Conditions.
16. Delays, Suspensions, and Terminations.
17. Liquidated Damages, Force Majeure, and Time Extensions.
18. Allocating Responsibility for Delays.
19. Constructive Acceleration.
20. Common Rules of Contract Interpretation.
21. Documentation and Records.
22. Construction Contract Claims.
23. Dispute Resolution.
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