This book provides a detailed guide to the principles and practice of construction contracts. It is written for both students and professionals working in all branches of surveying and construction. Based around the JCT 05 Standard Building Contracts, it has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest versions of these contracts.
The book sets out clearly what should be done at each stage of the construction contract process. Each step is illustrated with examples of good practice making clear the role and responsibilities of the surveyor and how responsibilities are best delivered.
This fourth edition of Contract Practice for Surveyors builds on the book's reputation for clarity and simplicity to provide the most accessible and useful introductory guide to construction contracts available today.
Phil Griffiths is a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University with interests in contract administration, finance and project management. He graduated from Nottingham Trent Polytechnic in 1971 and worked as a quantity surveyor in local authority and a medium sized construction company. He also spent some time as a director of a small construction company and is a freelance estimator.
*Contracts and the surveyor *Building procurement - traditional methods *Building procurement - alternative methods *Tendering methods and procedures *Examining and reporting on tenders *The contract; Prime cost and provisional sums *Variations *Fluctuations *Claims *Interim valuations *Final accounts *Cost control *Health and Safety *Indemnity and insurance *Taxation *Collateral warranties *Guarantees and bonds *Insolvency *Dispute resolution *Contract selection