Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional / Edition 2

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Overview

New edition! The bestselling guide——accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP’s Common Sense Construction Law is an outstanding resource that equips construction professionals and the attorneys who advise them with all of the crucial legal facts related to today’s construction projects–from bidding to completion.Up-to-date with reference to the new American Institute of Architects documents, this Second Edition brings you new material on environmental concerns, labor law, design-build issues, recent federal practices on contractor selection, alternative dispute resolution techniques, and more. In plain English, the book defines all of the important legal terms and concepts, informs you of your rights and responsibilities under the law, tells you what you need to know to avoid common legal pitfalls, and helps you to avoid unwelcome legal surprises that can cripple a project or kill a business. Complete with useful checklists, sample forms, and summary points, this Second Edition of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP’s Common Sense Construction Law is an invaluable guide for construction industry professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471390909
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK LLP is one of the most highly respected construction law firms in the world. The lawyers who coauthored this book represent a broad range of experience in both public and private construction law, federal government contracts, and labor law. They represent contractors, owners, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, sureties, and others in claims, arbitration, and litigation throughout the United States and the world.
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Table of Contents

Bidding on the Contract.

Interpreting the Contract.

The Uniform Commercial Code and the Construction Industry.

The Authority and Responsibility of the Architect/Engineer.

Subcontract Administration and Dispute Avoidance.

Contract Changes.

Differing Site Conditions.

Delays.

Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranties.

Management Techniques to Avoid Disputes.

Payment Bond Claims.

Performance Bonds and Termination.

Proving Costs and Damages.

Resolution of Construction Disputes.

Construction Insurance.

Construction Industry Environmental Concerns.

Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting.

Alternative Contracting Methods: Multiprime Contracting, Construction Management and Design-Build.

Federal Government Construction Contract Disputes.

Successfully Managing Workers in the Construction Industry.

Index.

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