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Evaluating Contract Claims

Author : R. Peter Davison
ISBN : 1444301470
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Most medium to large construction contracts include a claim forextra payment for variations or disruption to the programme. Whilstthe causes of the claim are often well documented, what can andcannot be included in the payment is often misunderstood and thecalculation of quantum consequently becomes vague and poorlysubstantiated. Thoroughly updated over the previous edition, reflectingpertinent Court decisions on damages and the duty to mitigate, thenew edition covers new provisions of the revised JCT 2005 contractsand the 2005 New Engineering Contract. There is substantialadditional material on issues arising from time and delay analysisand the financial consequences of changes to time – issuesthat regularly cause real problems in the evaluation of quantum forconstruction claims. Most current books on the subject concentrate on theestablishment of liability and the requirements of individualstandard forms of contract. This book, however, concentrates on thequantification of claims after liability has been established,regardless of the form of contract used, and sets out theprinciples and methods that should be reflected in the evaluationof claim quantum and the standard of substantiation required. Itwill therefore appeal to those working with both building andengineering contracts. Reviews of the previous edition "Well written and highly informative" BuildingEngineer “His observations on the assessment of productivity andthe use of facilities and equipment are particularly helpful forlawyers, who deal with construction claims” ConstructionLaw
Category: Technology & Engineering

Evaluating Contract Claims

Author : John Mullen
ISBN : 9781118918142
Genre : Law
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An important guide to the quantification of contract claims in the construction industry, updated third edition The substantially expanded third edition of Evaluating Contract Claims puts the spotlight on the quantification of claims in the construction industry after liability has been established, including by reference to the terms of several standard forms of contract in common use. The authors clearly demonstrate the potential alternative approaches to quantification, the processes, principles and standard of analysis required to produce acceptable claims for additional payment. The third edition covers a number of heads claims not considered in previous editions and offers an important guide for those working with building or engineering contracts. Evaluating Contract Claims explains in detail how the base from which evaluation of additional payments may be established, the effect of changes on the programme of work and the sources of information for evaluation of additional payments. The book also contains information for evaluating the direct consequences of change in terms of the impact on unit rates, and evaluating of the time consequences of change in terms of prolongation, disruption, acceleration and more. This important book: Concentrates on the quantification of contract claims after liability has been established Offers a guide that is appropriate for any form of contract Considers the potential alternative approaches to quantification of different heads of claim Contains the principles and methods that should be reflected in the evaluation of claim quantum Includes the standard of substantiation which may be required Presents information that is equally applicable in both building and engineering disputes Is substantially expanded from its previous editions Written for construction and engineering contract administrators, project managers, quantity surveyors and contract consultants, Evaluating Contract Claims offers a revised third edition to the essential guide for quantifying claims in the construction industry once liability has been established.
Category: Law

Construction Management

Author : Eugenio Pellicer
ISBN : 9781118539606
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects. With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Building Contract Claims

Author : David Chappell
ISBN : 140511763X
Genre : Law
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Many building contract claims are ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood. This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, heads of claim and their substantiation. The new fourth edition has been substantially restructured and updated. Nearly 100 additional cases have been added as well as four new contracts : the JCT Construction Management and Major Project contracts, the JCT Standard Form of Domestic Subcontract, and the Engineering and Construction Contract (the NEC Form). The book continues to use the JCT Standard Form (JCT 98) as the basis of the text, with important differences highlighted in the other forms. Seventeen forms are dealt with and they have all been updated since the last edition of this book. This new edition is essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors. It will also be invaluable to contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers. David Chappell BA(Hons Arch), MA(Arch), MA(Law), PhD, RIBA has 45 years' experience in the construction industry, having worked as an architect in public and private sectors, as contracts administrator for a building contractor, as a lecturer in construction law and contract procedures and for the last fifteen years as a construction contract consultant. He is currently the Director of David Chappell Consultancy Limited and frequently acts as an adjudicator. He is Senior Research Fellow and Professor in Architectural Practice and Management Research at the Queen's University, Belfast. He was appointed Visiting Professor in Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham from 1 March 2003. David Chappell is the author of many articles and books for the construction industry. He is one of the RIBA Specialist Advisors and lectures widely. Vincent Powell-Smith LLM, DLitt, FCIArb was a practising arbitrator and formerly Professor of Law at the University of Malaya and the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He was author of many books on construction law. John Sims FRICS, FCIArb, MAE, FRSA is a chartered quantity surveyor now practising as a consultant, arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator in construction disputes. He is author of a number of books on building contracts and arbitration. Also of interest Building Contract Dictionary Third Edition David Chappell, Derek Marshall, Vincent Powell-Smith & Simon Cavender 0 632 03964 7 The JCT Minor Works Form of Contract Third Edition David Chappell 1 4051 1523 8 Parris's Standard Form of Building Contract Third Edition David Chappell 0 632 02195 0 The JCT Major Project Form Neil F. Jones 1 4051 1297 2 Evaluating Contract Claims R. Peter Davison 1 4051 0636 0 Construction Adjudication Second Edition John L. Riches & Christopher Dancaster 1 4051 0635 2 The Arbitration Act 1996 A Commentary Third Edition Bruce Harris, Rowan Planterose & Jonathan Tecks 1 4051 1100 3 In preparation The NEC and JCT Contracts Compared Deborah Brown 1 4051 1823 7 Cover design by Workhaus
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Practical Guide To Construction Contract Surety Claims

Author : William Schwartzkopf
ISBN : 9780735552630
Genre : Law
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Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition provides clear guidance on the methods, procedures and case law surrounding the surety process. Whether you represent the surety, principal, or obligee, this one-of-a-kind reference will provide you with the indispensable, practical guidance and reliable tools you need to manage the surety process. Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition is logically organized around the various types of bonds - payment bond, bid bond, performance bond - as well as the claims that are asserted against those bonds, and the methods of investigation and resolution of those claims. It covers in detail the surety's options for resolving performance bond claims, including: Tender Completion by the obligee Completion by surety Financing the principal This book also addresses matters that affect the claims handling process, such as: Bankruptcy of the principal Claims for extra-contractual damages Claims by the surety against the principal Indemnity for losses sustained by the surety The interrelationship of the surety and the insurance carriers for the construction project Valuable analysis of case law is included within the discussion of each topic, and the relevant facts of key cases are highlighted where applicable. Bonus Interactive CD-ROM Includes All Forms and Documents This unique CD-ROM contains nearly 150 forms, such as sample agreements and correspondence among the parties, providing the guidance you need to act quickly and protect your client's interests in any situation.
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World Trade Center Health Program

Author : Kay L. Daly
ISBN : 9781437989069
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This report discusses the briefing presented to congressional staff on June 30, 2011 regarding the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Zadroga Act). The Zadroga Act requires GAO to report by July 1, 2011, on whether the Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCE) under contract with the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) Administrator have financial systems that allow for the timely submission of health care claims data as envisioned by the act. Beginning on July 1, 2011, the WTCHP is to provide medical services to responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through contracted medical facilities known as CCEs in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area and a nationwide network of providers. In addition to providing medical services, the WTCHP is required to collect, report, and analyze data, including health care claims data; perform research on World Trade Center-related health conditions; and establish an outreach program. The Secretary of Health and Human Services designated the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as the WTCHP Administrator. The Administrator is responsible, as specified by the Zadroga Act, for all provisions of the act not related to payments for eligible health care claims. As discussed with the committees, our objective was to describe the WTCHP Administrator's plans and processes for determining whether the CCEs' financial systems can provide timely and accurate health care claims data as required by the Zadroga Act. Accordingly, the briefing focused on the (1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/NIOSH schedule for awarding contracts to CCEs, (2) health care claims data requirements for the CCEs and planned procedures, and (3) Administrator's plans for evaluating each CCE system's health care claims data capabilities during and after the award of the contracts.

200 Contractual Problems And Their Solutions

Author : J. Roger Knowles
ISBN : 9781118257043
Genre : Law
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This book examines 200 contractual problems which regularly arise on building and engineering projects and provides a detailed explanation of their solutions, citing standard contract conditions and key parts of legal judgements as authority. A succinct summary is provided at the end of each detailed solution. It covers problems together with their solutions in respect of: Procurement matters Tenders and bidding Design issues Letters of intent Contractor's programme Contractor's float Delays Concurrent Delays Extensions of time Liquidated/delay damages Unliquidated damages Variations Loss and expense/additional cost claims Acceleration Global claims Payment Damage to the works Exclusion clauses Retention of title Practical completion Defect correction Adjudication This book deals with a broad range of construction contracts including JCT Standard Form and Design and Build, New Engineering Contract NEC3, ICE and GC/Works/1. This book was first published under the title of One Hundred Contractual Problems and Their Solutions, with a second edition entitled One Hundred and Fifty Contractual Problems and their Solutions. This third edition adds 50 new problems and replaces 15 of those in the last edition. Of the remainder half have been the subject of revision. "Deserves a place on every site and in every office as the standard handbook on contractual problems" —Construction Law Digest
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