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Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781032073835
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781138543621
To be Published: December 2021
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00



Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. The work explores various aspects of the intersection of contracts and construction projects involving the work of engineers and other professionals engaged in construction, whether as project managers, designers, constructors, contract administrators, schedulers, claims consultants, forensic engineers or expert witnesses.

Compiling papers written and edited by the author, refined and expanded with additional chapters in this new edition, this book draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practicing professional might encounter in construction and engineering projects, developed in bite-sized chunks.

The chapters are divided into five key parts:

  • the engineer and the contract 
  • the project and the contract
  • avoidance and resolution of disputes 
  • forensic engineers and expert witnesses, and 
  • international construction contracts

The inclusion of numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of getting the contract right before it is entered into - and the consequences that may ensue if this is not done - makes this book essential reading for professionals practising in any area of design, construction, contract administration, preparation of claims or expert evidence, as well as construction lawyers who interact with construction professionals.

Subjects:
Construction Law
Contents:
Foreword to Second Edition by Sir Rupert Jackson
Foreword to First Edition by Justice John Digby
1. Overview
Part 1: The engineer and the contract
2. The Evolution of the Role of the Engineer
3. Time, Cost and Quality - the Engineer’s Eternal Challenge
4. Risk and Construction Contracts
5. Managing Design Risk
6. Contracts for Design Services
Donald Charrett & Dan Washington
7. Design life or service life: What is the difference?
8. Fit for Purpose or Due Skill and Care?
9. Design & Construct Contracts and Final Design Cost Risk
10. The Duty of Care in Design – Can Engineers Rely on Codes of Practice?
Donald Charrett & Andrew Potts
Part 2: The project and the contract
11. Standard Form Contracts
12. The impact of COVID-19 on construction contracts
13. Challenges in Achieving Successful Megaprojects
Donald Charrett & Philip Loots
14. Sydney Opera House – Quality, Quality, Quality!
15. Managing Time, Cost and Quality - a Tale of Two Buildings
16. A Tale of Two Bridges: Issues Arising from Design and Construct Contracts
17. State of Tasmania v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd
18. The Canterbury Earthquakes I
19. The Canterbury Earthquakes II
20. Construction Failures: Have We Learned the Lessons of History?
21. Lessons from failures – Quebec Bridge
22. Lessons from failures – West Gate Bridge
23. Is conventional insurance for construction projects fit for purpose?
Part 3: Avoidance and resolution of disputes
24. The avoidance of disputes by Contractors in design and construct contracts
25. Cost-effective Resolution of Construction Disputes
26. Dispute Boards and Construction Contracts
27. The commercial value of Dispute Boards under FIDIC contracts
28. FIDIC Conditions of Contract New Edition 2017 and Dispute Boards
29. Construction disputes after COVID-19 – jaw-jaw or war-war?
30. The “best” method of resolution of construction disputes – elusive or illusory?
Part 4: Forensic engineers and expert witnesses
31. The Engagement of Forensic Engineers
Donald Charrett & Andrew Potts
32. Guidelines for Experts
33. Getting the Most Out of Expert Witnesses
34. The Rules for Expert Evidence
Part 5: International construction contracts
35. Lex constructionis – or My Country’s Rules?
36. The Use of the UNIDROIT Principles in International Construction Contracts
37. Final Comments