The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. It now includes comparisons of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts throughout.
Introducing this topic at the core of construction law and management, this book provides students with a one-stop reference on construction contracts. Significant new material covers:
developments in dispute settlement
commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments
In line with new thinking in construction management research, this authoritative guide is essential reading for every construction undergraduate and an extremely useful source of reference for practitioners.
Will Hughes is Professor of Construction Management and Economics at the University of Reading, UK. Ronan Champion is Partner at sureveying firm Champion Pearce LLP. John Murdoch is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Reading, UK.
1. UK construction sector context 2. Roles and relationships 3. General contracting 4. Design-build 5. Construction management 6. Collaborative contracting 7. Risk allocation and procurement decisions 8. Contract choice 9. Tendering and contract formation 10. Liability in contract and tort 11. Contractor's obligations 12. Employer's obligations 13. Responsibility for design 14. Time 15. Payment 16. Contractors' delay and disruption costs 17. Insurance and bonds 18. Role of the contract administrator 19. Sub-contracts 20. Financial remedies for breach of contract 21. Defective buildings and subsequent owners 22. Suspension and termination of contracts 23. Non-adversarial dispute resolution 24. Adversarial dispute resolution