This comprehensive and popular textbook aims to bridge the gap between theoretical study and practical application. It covers the essentials of construction contracts, including how the law has developed, the reasoning behind key clauses and how contract law is applied in practice, and it helps to make the transition from student to practitioner manageable.
This text is intended for all undergraduates studying a construction contract law or a contract administration module or unit. It is ideal for postgraduate degrees in quantity surveying and building surveying, construction project management, and construction management. Civil engineers and students of architecture and architectural technology will find it provides a comprehensive guide to the law in the construction context. It is also very comprehensive in scope and provides sufficient materials to bridge the gap between the student and professional texts.
John Adriaanse was Senior Lecturer in Construction Law at London South Bank University from 1992-2014. He also lectured part-time at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Before that he was an adviser on contracts in the construction industry.
Table of Cases.- Table of Statutes and Regulations.- List of Abbreviations.- Preface and Acknowledgements.- 1. The Nature of Construction Contracts.- 2. Outline of the Law of Obligations.- 3. The Formation of Construction Contracts.- 4. Consideration.- 5. The Role of the Architect and the Engineer.- 6. The Main Obligations of the Contractor.- 7. The Main Obligations of the Employer.- 8. Time and Provisions for Delay.- 9. Variations and the Right to Payment.- 10. Payment and Certification.- 11. Subcontracting.- 12. Supply Contracts.- 13. Design Liability of Professionals and Contractors.- 14. Liabilities Post-Completion.- 15. Determination and Damages.- 16. Methods of Dispute Resolution .- Bibliography.- Index.