The Ten Commandments of Better Contracting: A Practical Guide to Adding Value to an Enterprise Through More Effective Smart Contracting

The Ten Commandments of Better Contracting: A Practical Guide to Adding Value to an Enterprise Through More Effective Smart Contracting

by Francis T. Hartman
     
 

Focusing on contracting for construction and related goods and services, Hartman (project management, U. of Calgary) supports his advice with recent research on the management of supply chains and case studies. He presents solutions to common problems, considers the importance of business relationships, and discusses the value of trust. Legal principles, contract… See more details below

Overview

Focusing on contracting for construction and related goods and services, Hartman (project management, U. of Calgary) supports his advice with recent research on the management of supply chains and case studies. He presents solutions to common problems, considers the importance of business relationships, and discusses the value of trust. Legal principles, contract strategies, administration, and dispute resolution are all detailed. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780784406533
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Terms You Should Know
Icons
Ch. 1Thou Shalt Contract Within the Law and the Working Environment of the Contracting Parties1
Ch. 2Thou Shalt Not Mix Up the Wrong Work Packages37
Ch. 3Thou Shalt Listen to, and Understand, the Real Wishes and Needs of the Customer99
Ch. 4Thou Shalt Not Blindly Pick the Contractor Who was Cheapest Because It may Have Made the Biggest Mistake133
Ch. 5Thou Shalt Not Be Ambiguous and Vague179
Ch. 6Thou Shalt Share Out Risks Equitably and with Intelligence207
Ch. 7Thou Shalt Trust thy Contracting Partner, but not Do So Unreasonably235
Ch. 8Thou Shalt Not Mess Unduly with the Contract After it is Agreed265
Ch. 9Thou Shalt Deal Rationally and Fairly with Inevitable Changes to a Contract299
Ch. 10Thou Shalt Not Kill (Your Contracting Partner)333
Ch. 11Smart Contracting: An Interlude351
Ch. 12Smart Contracting: a Framework for Better Performance of Contracts and the People Involved353
References and Bibliography409
Index449

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