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Construction Law Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Smith, Currie & Hancock's,br Common Sense Construction Law
A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional
3rd edition with CD-ROM
edited by Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.

The bestselling guide to the laws that govern construction.

Common Sense Construction Law provides a practical, plain-English introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting construction industry professionals. This Fourth Edition offers a complete update of the classic reference, with coverage of the recently revised industry-standard contract documents produced by the AIA, AGC, EJCDC, and others for 2007/2008. The new edition includes a CD featuring sample contracts and documents as well as updated instructor support material.

General contractors, subcontractors, owners, and surety bond agents will turn to Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law, 4th dition 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

Contents

  1. The Legal Context of Construction
  2. Alternative Contracting Methods
  3. Preparing to Work In A New State: Preproposal and Performance Considerations
  4. Competing For the Contract
  5. Intepreting the Contract
  6. The Uniform Construction Code and the Construction Industry
  7. The Authority and Responsibility of the Design official
  8. Subcontract Administration and Dispute Avoidance
  9. Contract Changes
  10. Differening Site Conditions
  11. Schedules, Delays, and Acceleration
  12. Inspection, Acceptance, Warranties, and Commissioning
  13. Management Techniques to Limit Risks and Avoid Disputes
  14. Payment Bonds
  15. Performance Bonds and Termination
  16. Proving Costs and Damages
  17. Construction Industry Environmental and Safety Concerns
  18. Construction Insurance
  19. Labor and Employment Issues Affecting the Construction Industry
  20. Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting
  21. Resolution of Construction Disputes of Federal Government Construction Contract Disputes

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Smith, Currie & Hancock's,br Common Sense Construction Law
A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional
3rd edition with CD-ROM
edited by Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.

2009 698 pages $109.00 + shipping
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