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Smith Currie Hancock S Federal Government Construction Contracts

Author : Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
ISBN : 9780470539767
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at www.wiley.com/go/federalconstructionlaw provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Construction Delay Claims

Author : Barry B. Bramble
ISBN : 9780735592865
Genre : Law
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Contracts can be your first line of defense against delays. But they have to be drafted very carefully. Construction Delay Claims gives you an in-depth analysis of all the pertinent clauses and details what they can and can't do to minimize delays and avoid litigation. Construction Delay Claims, Fourth Edition, by Barry B. Bramble and Michael T. Callahan is written for everyone involved with delay and impact construction claims--the most common form of disputes in the construction industry. You'll find that this resource presents the most thorough, detailed review of delay claims liability available, including a complete description of the entire process for filing and pursuing claims along with more than 1,950 cases and analyses. Construction Delay Claims gives you the information you need to determine your best course of action. the book presents detailed knowledge drawn from the authors' thirty-five years of experience in the industry. You'll learn how to anticipate delays and mitigate damages through the use of advanced planning and immediate responses by the parties involved. You'll also receive helpful instructions about the best use of construction schedules to avert delays, or to prove their impact if they do occur. Construction Delay Claims keeps you completely up-to-date with the changes in the construction industry, and the construction litigation process. Coverage includes: Effective ways to challenge a claimant's use of the Total Cost Method of Calculation The effectiveness of "no damages for delay" clauses The use of ADR methods to resolve delay claims The meaning and implication of concurrent delays Cumulative impact effect of multiple change orders The impact and probability of delays in design-build, construction management, and multiple prime contracting Latest research into the effect and measurement of lost productivity The most recent assessments of how states are applying the Eichleay formula
Category: Law

Delay And Disruption In Construction Contracts

Author : Andrew Burr
ISBN : 9781351595964
Genre : Law
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Delay and disruption in the course of construction impacts upon building projects of any scale. Now in its 5th edition Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup [2007] EWHC 918 (TCC) at [122] to [135] per the late His Honour Judge Toulmin CMG QC. Whilst covering the manner in which delay and disruption should be considered at each stage of a construction project, from inception to completion and beyond, this book includes: An international team of specialist advisory editors, namely Francis Barber (insurance), Steve Briggs (time), Wolfgang Breyer (civil law), Joe Castellano (North America), David-John Gibbs (BIM), Wendy MacLaughlin (Pacific Rim), Chris Miers (dispute boards), Rob Palles-Clark (money), and Keith Pickavance Comparative analysis of the law in this field in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and in civil law jurisdictions Commentary upon, and comparison of, standard forms from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere, including two major new forms New chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling New appendices on the SCL Protocol (Julian Bailey) and the choice of delay analysis methodologies (Nuhu Braimah) Updated case law (to December 2014), linked directly to the principles explained in the text, with over 100 helpful "Illustrations" Bespoke diagrams, which are available for digital download and aid explanation of multi-faceted issues This book addresses delay and disruption in a manner which is practical, useful and academically rigorous. As such, it remains an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.
Category: Law

Practical Guide To Construction Contract Surety Claims

Author : William Schwartzkopf
ISBN : 9780735552630
Genre : Law
File Size : 75.19 MB
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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.
Category: Law

Government Contracts In A Nutshell

Author : W. Noel Keyes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061755604
Genre : Law
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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System; Improper Practices and Conflicts of Interest; Competition Requirements; Make or Buy; Contractor Qualifications; Market Research; Commercial Items; Simplified Procedures; Sealed Bidding; Negotiation; Types of Contracts; Special Methods; Small Business; Labor Laws; Environment; Privacy and Freedom of Information; Foreign Acquisition; Patents and Copyrights; Bonds and Insurance; Taxes; Cost Accounting Standards; Contract Cost Principles; Financing; Protest and Disputes; Major Systems; Research and Development; Construction and A-E Contracts; Service Contracting; Federal Supply; Utilities; Modifications; Subcontracting; Government Property; Quality Assurance; Transportation; Value Engineering; Termination; Extraordinary Actions; Government Sources; Clauses and Forms.
Category: Law

Construction Change Order Claims

Author : Michael T. Callahan
ISBN : 9780735552371
Genre : Law
File Size : 34.77 MB
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Construction Change Order Claims brings you up-to-date with the latest methods for determining value of work or all types of projects. Commonly encountered claim issues are covered in detail, including: Surety issues Evaluating changes resulting from ambiguous specifications or inadequate design Measuring the cost impact of delays Proving the price of damages This all-in-one resource guides you through every type and aspect of change claims, offering hands-on guidance and analysis from 25 experienced practitioners. Construction Change Order Claims helps you quickly answer difficult questions such as: Is a change order on a construction project an "extra"--or is it included within the scope of the basic contract price? When does an owner's unintentional interference cross the line between a mere impairment or hindrance to an alteration of the contractor's intended methods of performance? What specific circumstances support the use of the cardinal change doctrine? What circumstances must be present to employ the Percentage of Completion accounting method? Construction Change Order Claims delivers: Innovative defenses to avoid being bound by a release Guidance for anticipating contractor defenses, and for preparing opposing arguments Practical tips and accounting tools for evaluating progress and calculating payments Federal, state and local certification requirements for public and private projects And more!
Category: Law