SMITH CURRIE AND HANCOCK S COMMON SENSE CONSTRUCTION LAW
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Author : Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
ISBN : 9780471662099
Genre : Law
File Size : 30.14 MB
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The bestselling guide to the laws that govern construction Knowledge of construction law and employment law is essential to running a successful construction business. Now, industry professionals don't have to rely on lawyers to translate the sometimes-confusing theories, principles, and established rules that regulate the business. In plain English, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law, Third Edition provides a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting construction industry professionals. General contractors, subcontractors, owners, and surety bond agents will turn to this updated edition of the bestselling guide again and again for: Information on intrastate licensure and practice Advice on "Best Value" source selection and alternative project delivery systems Recent trends in claim resolution, including recovery of compensation for delays, extra work, and differing site conditions Expanded coverage on industry safety and environmental issues, including the latest information on project safety, indemnity, mold risks, and insurance coverage issues Helpful "Points to Remember" summarizing important concepts and useful "Checklists" make concepts easy to implement in real-world practice Advice on successfully managing employment issues in the construction industry Complete with a CD-ROM containing over 180 sample contracts and documents from AIA, AGC, and EJCDC, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law, Third Edition is an invaluable reference for industry professionals whose jobs rely on their ability to avoid unwelcome legal surprises that can cripple a project or kill a business.
When are you entitled to recover bid preparation costs? What is the design professional's liability to a contractor? When does a subcontractor have a legal right to terminate? Who may claim under a payment bond? Get the answers to these and all of your construction law questions-when you need them-in Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law. Growing out of the extremely popular national construction law seminars given by Smith, Currie & Hancock's construction law experts, this user-friendly reference equips construction professionals and the attorneys who counsel them with all of the crucial facts on: Bidding in the private and public sectors Contracts and contract changes The Uniform Commercial Code Responsibility of project architects and engineers Subcontracting, subcontract administration, and dispute avoidance Scheduling and delays Inspections and warranties Insurance, bonds, and termination Claims and disputes Environmental liability Bankruptcy And much more Filled with dozens of useful checklists, charts, and valuable sample forms, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law gives you the practical help you need to make sure you've got your legal bases covered. In the construction industry-as in any type of business-knowledge is power. This is especially true when it comes to knowledge of the complex body of local, state, and federal laws and regulations that apply to virtually every aspect of the construction industry. Now Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law arms you with the legal knowledge and practical insight you need to survive and thrive in today's business climate. Written by the attorneys at Smith, Currie & Hancock, one of North America's leading law firms focusing on construction contracts, law, and disputes, this straightforward guide is pitched to address the practical concerns of construction professionals. Complete, self-contained, and easy to use, it provides contractors, subcontractors, owners, and designers, as well as the attorneys who advise them, with instant access to all of the crucial legal principles pertinent to every phase of a construction project-from bidding to completion. In plain English, the book defines all of the important legal terms and concepts, informs you of your rights and responsibilities under the law, tells you what you need to know to avoid common legal pitfalls, and offers valuable tips on how to take advantage of both well-known and not-so-well-known aspects of construction law. The book also provides you with a wide variety of useful checklists, charts, and sample forms that help you to avoid unwelcome legal surprises that can cripple a project or kill a business. Comprehensive and up to date, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a peerless source of solid information and practical guidance for today's construction industry professional.
Author : John M. Mastin
ISBN : 9781119540175
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 27.78 MB
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The #1 construction law guide for construction professionals Updated and expanded to reflect the most recent changes in construction law, this practical guide teaches readersthe difficult theories, principles, and established rules that regulate the construction business. It addresses the practical steps required to avoid and mitigate risks—whether the project is performed domestically or internationally, or whether it uses a traditional design-bid-build delivery system or one of the many alternative project delivery systems. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional provides a comprehensive introduction to the important legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry today. This latest edition features: all-new coverage of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD); extended information on the civil False Claims Act; and fully updated references to current AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJDC contract documents. Chapters coverthe legal context of construction; interpreting a contract; public-private partnerships (P3); design-build and EPC; and international construction contracts. Other topics include: management techniques to limit risks and avoid disputes; proving costs and damages, including for changes and claims for delay and disruption; construction insurance, including general liability, builders risk, professional liability, OCIP, CCIP, and OPPI; bankruptcy; federal government construction contracting; and more. Fully updated with comprehensive coverage of the significant legal topics and questions that affect the construction industry Discusses new project delivery methods including Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Presents new coverage of digital tools and processes including Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Provides extended and updated coverage of the civil False Claims Act as it relates to government construction contracting Filled with checklists, sample forms, and summary “Points to Remember” for each chapter, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional, Sixth Edition is the perfect resource for construction firm managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers. It will also greatly benefit students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture.