Construction Contract Preparation and Management

From concept to completion

by Geoff Powell

Contracts and agreements underpin the whole construction industry, and yet many graduates and young professionals don’t realise just how important they are. Misunderstandings and mistakes can be extremely expensive and cause considerable delay.

This practical, user-friendly guide starts at the beginning of construction projects and makes important connections between stages, accompanied by helpful illustrations and real-life industry examples. It provides extensive explanation of the most commonly used forms of contract, an introduction to the general principles of contracts, and the implications of contract law and negligence as they affect the construction professional.

The new edition of Construction Contract Preparation and Management has been fully revised and updated, and now includes:

  • Often-overlooked aspects of NEC contracts such as contractor design
  • Coverage of NEC ECC 2013, JCT 2011, CDM 2015 and the revised Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • More extensive advice on money, time and programmes and their importance


Praise for the second edition of Construction Contract Preparation and Management:

The text covers a wide range of important topics. It includes a lot of detail of direct relevance to working in the civil engineering profession and construction industries, with direct reference to current industry documents. Its content is of practical use as well as providing general appreciation and understanding of the topics. -Mr William Askew, University of Nottingham