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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Fundamentals of Building Contract Management

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Thomas E. UherAssociate Professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia, Philip Davenport

ISBN13: 9780868404691
ISBN: 0868404691
Published: May 2002
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press)
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.50

This book is aimed at practitioners in the construction industry and tertiary students of construction management, civil engineering, building, quantity surveying and architecture. Its purpose is to inform the reader about a range of delivery methods and contracts used in the construction industry, and provide guidance in their management. This is achieved by stripping the legal mystique and mumbo jumbo from contracts and exposing the basic logic. The book is neither a legal casebook nor is intended to provide advice on solving a particular problem. It should assist the reader to find the best contracts for a particular project and having chosen them, to administer them efficiently. Although the book draws on the Australian legal cases and conditions of contract, the interpretations are largely general for application in most jurisdictions. In three parts, the book first describes what contracts are and how projects are delivered, followed by the discussion on how contracts are administered and lastly it explains how claims, defects and disputes arising from contracts are managed.

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Part One - Pre-Construction Contract Administration; 1. Introduction to Contract Administration; 2. Project Lifecycle; 3. Contract Strategy; 4. Options for Contract Price; 5. The Traditional Method of Delivery; 6. Non-traditional Methods of Delivery; 7. Administration of Managed Methods of Project Delivery; 8. Partnering and Strategic Alliance; 9. Competitive Tendering; 10. Subcontracting Practice; 11. Risk Allocation: a New Approach
Part Two - Construction Contract Administration; 12. Analysis of General Conditions of Contract; 13. A Guide to the Selection and Preparation of Contracts between Principal and Contractor/Construction Manager; 14. Defective Work; 15. Legislation and Registration; 16. Construction Programs
Part Three - Post-Construction Administration; 17. Contract Disputes; 18. Dispute Resolution