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Keating on Construction Contracts 11th ed isbn 9780414078253

Keating on Construction Contracts 10th ed with 3rd Supplement

ISBN13: 9780414064355
New Edition ISBN: 9780414078253
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414055711
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

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A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts.

Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

  • The 3rd Cumulative Supplement was published in August 2019
  • The 2nd Cumulative Supplement was published in July 2018
  • The 1st Supplement was published in May 2017
  • The Main Work was published in June 2016
  • Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption
  • Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation
  • Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts
  • Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and composition
  • Examines the contractor’s right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work
  • Deals with employer’s approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect’s certificate
  • Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims
  • Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties
  • Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies
  • Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts
  • Reproduces relevant statutes including the 1996 Act as amended by 2009 Act, and the Scheme for Construction Contracts for easy access and navigation
  • Includes expanded coverage on procurement and the effect, and the Jackson reforms regarding proportionate costs and case management
  • Provides up-to-date references to and guidance on key primary case law and decisions from the UK, Europe and overseas, for example, the Court of Appeal decision in P.C. Harrington v Systech

  • The Court of Appeal decision in Lanes Group plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Ensures full coverage of Supreme Court cases which continue to define principles of contractual construction, for example, the Supreme Court decisions in Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank

  • Berrisford (FC) v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc (Scotland)

  • The Supreme Court decision in Benedetti v Swairis The TCC decision in Walter Lilly v DMW Developments
  • Joint edited in three previous editions by Stephen Furst QC (Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder and member of Keating Chambers, acting for clients in the field of construction in all UK courts and forms of arbitration) and Sir Vivian Ramsey (former civil engineer and Head of Chambers, prior to joining the Bench, and serving in the Technology & Construction Court).
  • Contributed to by a stellar supporting team of experts from Keating Chambers who have been voted Construction Set of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Construction Law
The Nature of a Construction Contract; Formation of Contract
Construction of Contracts
The Right to Payment and Varied Work - Employer’s Approval and Architect’s Certificates
Excuses for Non-performance
Negligence and Economic Loss; Delay and Disruption Claims
Financial Recovery and Causation; Liquidated Damages and Penalties
Default of the Parties - various matters; Various Equitable Doctrines and Remedies
Assignments, Substituted Contracts and Sub Contracts; Architects,
Engineers and Surveyors
Public Procurement
Various Legislation; Arbitration
The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract (2011 edn)
The Infrastructure Conditions of Contract; Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC 3) and International Federation of Consulting Engineers Conditions (FIDIC)

Appendix A — Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by the local democracy, economic development and construction act 2009
Appendix B — the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998