This practical, user-friendly textbook starts at the beginning of construction projects and makes important connections between stages, accompanied by helpful illustrations and real-life industry examples. Contracts and agreements underpin the whole construction industry, and yet many graduates and young professionals do not realise just how important they are. Misunderstandings and mistakes can be extremely expensive and cause considerable delay. The textbook provides extensive explanation of the most commonly used forms of contract, an introduction to the general principles of contracts, and the implications of contract law and negligence as they affect the construction professional.
Written by an author with extensive previous industry experience before he became a lecturer, this text is aimed at students of Contract Management/Procedures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on both Civil Engineering and Construction courses. It is also helpful for starting professionals.
Geoff Powell is Senior Lecturer in Construction Contracts, Contract Management and Procurement at Coventry University, UK. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, with many years of experience in industry, including twelve years as a senior manager with Severn Trent Water, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of a capital programme of over GBP100 million per annum, the management of a number of design offices and of up to two hundred engineers. For 20 years, he was also responsible for the training of graduates as a Supervising Civil Engineer for the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1. The Construction Industry.- 2. The Investment Process.- 3. Parties and Stakeholders.- 4. An Introduction to Contracts.- 5. Tendering and Contractor Selection.- 6. Site Investigation.- 7. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) and Safety.- 8. Contract Strategies: Separated, Integrated and Management .- 9. Contract Strategies: Partnering and Commercial Arrangements .- 10. Designers and Design Contracts.- 11. Framework Agreements and the EU Procurement Directives.- 12. Pricing and Payment Mechanisms.- 13. Methods of Measurement and BoQs .- 14. Time and Programmes.- 15. Contract Law .- 16. Liquidated Damages.- 17. Negligence.- 18. Construction Contracts.- 19. NEC3 ECC Fundamentals20. NEC3 Preparing the Contract.- 21. NEC3 ECC Core Clauses One and Two.- 22. NEC3 ECC Core Clauses Three and Four.- 23. NEC3 ECC Core Clauses Five.- 24. NEC ECC Core Clauses Six.- 25. NEC ECC Core Clauses Seven to Nine.- 26. JCT Standard Building Contract SCB11.- 27. Dispute Resolution.