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Construction Contract Law (4th Edition)

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This comprehensive and popular textbook aims to bridge the gap between theoretical study and practical application. It covers the essentials of construction contracts, including how the law has developed, the reasoning...

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This comprehensive and popular textbook aims to bridge the gap between theoretical study and practical application. It covers the essentials of construction contracts, including how the law has developed, the reasoning behind key clauses and how contract law is applied in practice, and it helps to make the transition from student to practitioner manageable.

This text is intended for all undergraduates studying a construction contract law or a contract administration module or unit. It is ideal for postgraduate degrees in quantity surveying and building surveying, construction project management, and construction management. Civil engineers and students of architecture and architectural technology will find it provides a comprehensive guide to the law in the construction context. It is also very comprehensive in scope and provides sufficient materials to bridge the gap between the student and professional texts.

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  • Well known author in this field
  • Accessible, well structured, straightforward text
  • Handy end-of-chapter summaries

 




  • Discussion of the implementation of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, amending the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Updates to sections on the formation of contracts, mistakes in tenders, equitable remedies, agency and supervision, and the immunity of expert witnesses, reflecting the latest Supreme Court judgements
  • Clarification of the relationship between construing and implication of terms, and the law on construction operations
  • Expansion of the case law on professional liability, and on the Defective Premises Act as a statutory term
  • More real-world construction examples to illustrate concepts and theories





Table of Cases
Table of Statutes and Regulations
List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements
1. The Nature of Construction Contracts
2. Outline of the Law of Obligations
3. The Formation of Construction Contracts
4. Consideration
5. The Role of the Architect and the Engineer
6. The Main Obligations of the Contractor
7. The Main Obligations of the Employer
8. Time and Provisions for Delay
9. Variations and the Right to Payment
10. Payment and Certification
11. Subcontracting
12. Supply Contracts
13. Design Liability of Professionals and Contractors
14. Liabilities Post-Completion
15. Determination and Damages
16. Methods of Dispute Resolution 
Bibliography
Index.
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John Adriaanse was Senior Lecturer in Construction Law at London South Bank University from 1992-2014. He also lectured part-time at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Before that he was an adviser on contracts in the construction industry. 

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John Adriaanse was Senior Lecturer in Construction Law at London South Bank University from 1992-2014. He also lectured part-time at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Before that he was an adviser on contracts in the construction industry. 

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