Contracts are vital to the construction delivery process; they direct and govern every move. This book strips the legal mystique and jargon from contracts and exposes their basic logic. It is presented in three parts, covering issues that arise during the three stages of contract administration: the components of contracts and methods of project delivery; tendering and sub-contracting; specific contracts and dealing with contract disputes. It is an essential guide for tertiary students of construction management, civil engineering, building and architecture, but also covers topics that are essential for practitioners in the construction industry.
Thomas E. Uher is a consultant on contract administration and partnering and an adjudicator of payment claim disputes. He is the author of 100 journal and conference papers and three books, including "Programming and Scheduling Techniques." Philip Davenport is a lawyer for the NSW Public Works and has been a solicitor in construction law for more than40 years. He has written 10 books on construction law, including "Adjudication in the Building Industry "and "Construction Claims.""