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Keating on Construction Contracts 9th ed isbn 9780414047921

Keating on Construction Contracts 8th with 1st Supplement

ISBN13: 9781847034755
New Edition ISBN: 9780414047921
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

A classic construction law text, Keating on Construction Contracts(previously On Building 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, it covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

  • The 1st Supplement was published in December 2008
  • The Main Work was published in December 2006
  • New edition of a well respected and established major work
  • Shows how the underlying principles of contract law apply to building contracts
  • Interprets legislation and the various standard forms of construction contract
  • Illustrates how the law works in practice by detailed analysis of judicial decisions
  • Covers case law from the UK and European jurisdictions
  • Practical, easy-to-consult style
  • Includes the text of key legislation, such as relevant sections of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act
  • Provides commentary on the new 2005 suite of JCT Contracts specifically the Standard Building Contract with Quantities
  • Written by a respected author team, members of Keating Chambers the leading construction law set

Construction Law
The nature of a building 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.
Default of the parties - damages.
The time for completion and liquidated damages.
Default of the parties - various matters.
Various equitable doctrines and remedies.
Assignments, substituted contracts and subcontracts.
Architects, engineers and surveyors.
The European Community.
Various legislation.
The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract.
Other standard forms and agreements.