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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 Change Order Claims

Author : Michael T. Callahan
ISBN : 9780735552371
Genre : Law
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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

Professional Ethics For The Construction Industry

Author : Rebecca Mirsky
ISBN : 9781136667596
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Construction professionals have a range of demanding responsibilities; towards clients, their companies, and to abide by government regulations. It is understandable that busy practitioners could forget their ethical responsibilities in the face of these pressures, but maintaining a rigorous ethical standard is crucial to long-term success. Written to meet the ACCE’s requirements for all construction students, this textbook draws on the authors’ industry experience, as well as detailed case studies to introduce and explore ethics in the construction industry. Within each chapter, the authors present the key ethical issues in important areas of construction management such as: Contracts and bidding Documentation Codes and Compliance Discrimination and Harassment Client Relations Lists of further reading and discussion questions will help readers at all levels to develop their understanding of this issue. Written as a resource to accompany students throughout their degrees, this is the ideal book to give students or practitioners the breadth and depth of understanding required to successfully negotiate the ethical challenges facing the construction organization of today.
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Construction Delay Claims

Author : Barry B. Bramble
ISBN : 9780735592865
Genre : Law
File Size : 32.33 MB
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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

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.
Category: Law

The 2007 A201 Deskbook

Author : Charles M. Sink
ISBN : 1590319656
Genre : Architectural contracts
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Category: Architectural contracts