Construction industry professionals produce terms of contracts all the time; whenever they write a specification clause or put a dimension on a drawing for example. Unfortunately, a lot of graduates leave university without realising this, or the significance of contracts in general, where misunderstandings and mistakes can be extremely expensive and cause considerable delay. This new text is a practical and reader-friendly approach for students and new professionals in Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, starting at the very beginning of construction projects and making important connections between stages. The text is full of helpful illustrations and real-life industry examples. Includes: ac Extensive explanation of two of the most commonly used forms of contract, NEC3 ECC and JCT SBC05 ac General principles of contracts; concepts such as the importance of time and programmes, and payment and pricing mechanisms; processes such as tendering; and the importance of stakeholders ac An introduction to contract law and negligence as they affect the construction professional ac The EU Procurement Directive and framework agreements ac Site investigation and how to carry one out ac The CDM regulations and safetyThis independent contractor would usually be the contractor or builder appointed after a tendering process, under a form of ... As we know, under most forms of construction contract the employer specifies what is required in the specification and on the ... So to repeat an important point, an employee works under a contract of service, whereas independent contractorsa#39; contracts are a#39;for servicesa#39; underanbsp;...
|Title||:||Construction Contract Preparation and Management|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-02-22|