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Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner

ISBN13: 9781138933323
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.99

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This innovative book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches.

This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction to the subject for those studying to enter the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry in a professional capacity.

Designed to equip the student with all they need to know about construction law, the topics covered include:-

  • The fundamentals of law and the English legal system
  • Contract, business, tort and property law
  • Procurement, subcontracting and partnering
  • Building Information Modelling and best practice
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, litigation and adjudication
The books suitability for study is enhanced by its logical structure, chapter summaries and further reading lists whilst the role of law in achieving a more collaborative and less confrontational AEC industry is examined in detail. Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner takes the reader on a journey from basic legal concepts through to a more detailed appreciation of what the AEC needs as a specialist client for legal services. This book is useful not only for understanding the basics, but also as a reference that practitioners will use time and again.

Construction Law
Section 1: The Background Law
1. Legal Systems
2. The Law of Contract
3. Aspects of Commercial Law
4. Aspects from the Law of Torts
5. Aspects of the Law of Property

Section 2: The Processes of Construction Law
6. Parameters of Construction Industry Practice
7. Procurement
8. Tendering and Risk Management
9. Standard Forms of Contract and Sub-Contract

Section 3: Construction Contract Law
10. Construction Contract Law
11. Other Aspects of Construction Contract Law
12. Construction Law in the Wider Sense
13. Causation, the Recoverability of Damages and Global Claims
14. Delay and Disruption
15. Loss and Expense

Section 4: Dispute Resolution
16. Choices for Dispute Resolution and Features of Claim Preparation
17. Mediation and other forms of ADR
18. Litigation
19. Arbitration
20. Adjudication

Section 5: New Directions in Construction Law
21. The Agenda for Change
22. Ethical Improvement and the Duty of Good Faith
23. Conclusions and Future Directions