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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Construction Contract Preparation and Management

From Concept to Completion

ISBN 9780230273795
Publication Date February 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

A practical approach starting at the very beginning of projects and making important connections between stages which are often misunderstood. Considers the topic from an industry perspective including key issues such as Health & Safety, the Environment and EU regulations often ignored in other texts. Covers NEC and JCT contracts.

Geoff Powell is Senior Lecturer in Construction Contracts, Contract Management and Procurement at Coventry University, UK. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, with many years of experience in industry, including twelve years as a senior manager with Severn Trent Water, where he was responsible for the design and delivery of a capital programme of over £100 million per annum, the management of a number of design offices and of up to two hundred engineers. For 20 years, he was also responsible for the training of graduates as a Supervising Civil Engineer for the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The Construction Industry
The Investment Process
Parties and Stakeholders
An Introduction to Contracts
Rights and Obligations
Tendering and Contractor Selection
Site Investigation
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) and Safety
Contract Strategies: Separated, Integrated and Management
Designers and Design Contracts
Contract Strategies: Partnering and Commercial Arrangements
Framework Agreements
The EU Procurement Directives
Pricing and Payment Mechanisms
Methods of Measurement and BoQs
Time and Programmes
Contract Law
Liquidated Damages
Construction Contracts
NEC3 ECC Fundamentals
NEC3 ECC Core Clauses One and Two
NEC3 ECC Core Clauses Three and Four
NEC3 ECC Core Clauses Five
NEC ECC Core Clauses Six
NEC ECC Core Clauses Seven to Nine
JCT Standard Building Contract SCB05


Current reviews from the book from amazon.co.uk:
"There are many books available that cover the subject of construction contracts, however most are very difficult to read and often do not explain things in clear terms. At last we have a book that provides some clarity, in what can often been a very dry and uninteresting subject. The book is well structured and very well written, giving plenty of illustrations and industry based examples to explain and emphasise key points. This is a must for practitioners and students alike."
"This is an ideal purchase for anyone tackling the daunting subject of construction contracts. The book is written in an incredibly reader friendly manner - conversational yet highly informative. The illustrations are clear and well annotated, and the industry examples provide an invaluable real-life connection. It it clear that the author, Geoff Powell, has had a great deal of industry experience. Thanks to him for passing it on!"
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