Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive, one-stop reference on the current state of the business of construction and construction law. Comprehensive in scope—yet highly accessible for everyday use—the Construction Law Handbook puts at your fingertips vital information and practice tips from an unrivaled panel of construction industry professionals—attorneys, accountants, construction consultants, and other key players with extensive industry expertise. Each chapter examines in detail a major legal or business issue confronting today’s construction professionals from the perspective of a seasoned expert (or team of experts) in that area.

With Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition, you’ll be prepared to handle complex questions such as:

• What are the duties and liabilities of the architect-engineer to the contractor and subcontractor?
• How are damages resulting from negligently prepared plans and specifications calculated?
• How can an owner allocate risks and reduce project costs?
• What are the builder’s major areas of risk?
• How are construction delays quantified?
• What are the benefits of green design?

Written by construction professionals for construction professionals, Construction Law Handbook, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone who needs fast access to the latest information on construction law and practice, including:

• Privatization of traditionally public projects
• Risk allocation and management policies
• Third-party dispute resolution processes
• Construction scheduling
• Partnering in the construction context
• Using electronic discovery in damage claims
• And more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735574465
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 4.20 (d)

Table of Contents

• The Construction Lawyer Through the Twenty-First Century
• Outsourcing Engineering and Design Services
• Industry Workforce Shortages
• The Use of Technology for Project Collaboration and Building Information Modeling
• Design-Bid-Build
• Design Build
• Construction Management
• Project Finance
• Environmental Issues
• Green Design and Construction: Risk Management in a Sustainable World
• Climate Change: A View from the Stratosphere
• Sales Contracts/Uniform Commercial Code
• Joint Ventures and Consortiums
• Insurance for Contractors
• Construction Wrap-Ups: Owner and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs
• Changes and Extras
• Changed Conditions
• Obtaining Time Extensions
• Obtaining Adequate Compensation for Delay
• Subcontractor's Entitlement to Payment When the Owner Fails to Make Payment
• Exceptions to No-Damagesfor- Delay Clauses
• Terminations
• Construction Failures
• Compensatory Damages
• Consequential and Punitive Damages
• Liquidated Damages
• Recovery of Interest And Attorneys’ Fees
• Payment Bonds
• Indemnity of the Contract Surety
• New and Unique Aspects of Federal Contracting
• False Claims and Fraud in Federal Contracts
• When and How to File a Federal Contract Claim
• The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal Claims
• Contracting for International Construction Works
• The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Multinational Anti-Bribery Initiatives
• International Dispute Resolution
• Claims Avoidance and Dispute Management
• Mediation
• Arbitration of Construction Disputes And Enforceability of Awards
• The Special Master: A Delivery Engine for Resolution of Complex Litigation
• The Trial of Construction Claims

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Table of Authorities


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