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Brian Samuels has drawn on his experiences as a lawyer, educator, and professional engineer in writing this definitive new text on construction law. In Construction Law Samuels clarifies the confusing complexities of the law and creates a text oriented to students and practitioners in construction, engineering, and architecture. This text educates and advises the reader on vital topics of both U.S. and Canadian law that other texts often overlook. Basic principles are illustrated through the use of easy-to-follow actual case examples. This text enables the reader to understand essential legal principles that will aid in decision making and dispute avoidance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133251920
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 7/31/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Contracts 7
Ch. 3 Selected Construction Contract Issues 25
Ch. 4 Negligence 41
Ch. 5 Risk, Responsibility, and Dispute Avoidance 57
Ch. 6 Bidding 65
Ch. 7 Insurance 75
Ch. 8 Bonds 89
Ch. 9 Mechanics' Liens 99
Ch. 10 Delay Claims 111
Ch. 11 Conflicts of Interest and Ethical Considerations 123
Ch. 12 Labor Law 133
Ch. 13 Dispute Resolution 145
Appendix A AIA Document A201-1987: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction 157
Appendix B AIA Document B141-1987: Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect 188
Appendix C AIA Document A310-1970: Bid Bond 195
Appendix D AIA Document A311-1970: Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond 197
Appendix E CCDC 2 - 1994: Stipulated Price Contract 203
Appendix F CCDC 3 - 1986: Cost Plus Contract 241
Appendix G CCDC 220 - 1979: Bid Bond 271
Appendix H CCDC 221 - 1979: Performance Bond 273
Appendix I CCDC 222 - 1979: Labour and Material Payment Bond 275
Glossary 279
Index 285
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