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Comprehensive guidelines on preparing and using construction contract documents and effectively communicating construction requirements.
This comprehensive third edition covers the most widely used contract documents and how to structure them for maximum efficiency. An important reference for owners, design professionals, contractors, and students. This valuable resource provides the latest information on:
CHAPTER ONE: THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
The OPC Relationship.
The Design Professional.
The Product Representative.
The Building Official.
CHAPTER TWO: THE OWNER.
The Economy of the United States.
The Private Sector Owner.
Private Sector Finance.
The Public Sector Owner.
Public Sector Finance.
CHAPTER THREE: THE DESIGN PROFESSIONAL.
The Interior Designer.
Methods of Practice.
Selecting the Design Professional.
Primary Responsibilities of the Design Professional.
A Word on Perfection.
CHAPTER FOUR: THE CONSTRUCTOR.
The Business of Building Construction.
Training and Qualifications.
The Contract Price.
CHAPTER FIVE: LABOR AND GOVERNMENT.
The History and Influence of Labor.
The Influence of Government.
CHAPTER SIX: LEGAL CONCERNS AND INSURANCE.
Development of Law.
Law and the Construction Industry.
Statutes of Limitation.
Insurance for the Construction Industry.
History and Development of Insurance.
Settlement of Disputes.
CHAPTER SEVEN: PROJECT DELIVERY.
Factors that Drive the Owner’s Decision.
Partnering in the Project Delivery Process.
The Advent of Construction Management.
The Advent of Program Management.
Project Delivery Alternatives.
Traditional Method (Design/Bid/Build).
Design/Multiple-Bid/Build Project Delivery.
Construction Management Project Delivery.
Program Management Project Delivery.
Design/Build Project Delivery.
Competitive Selection of the Design/Build Team.
Risks to the Owner.
Risks of the Design Professional.
Risks of the Constructor.
CHAPTER EIGHT: THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.
Agreement Between Owner and Contractor.
Components of the Contract Documents.
Types of Contracts.
Single Prime Contracts.
Multiple Prime Contracts—Construction Management Contracts.
Methods of Payment.
Definition of “Lump Sum” Contracts.
Unit Cost Contracts.
Cost of Work Plus a Fee.
Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Contracts.
Bonus and Penalty Provisions.
Profit Sharing Provisions.
CHAPTER NINE: CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT.
The Evolution of Standardized Documents.
AIA General Conditions.
Owner-Generated Conditions of the Contract.
Advice of Legal Counsel.
Writing Conditions of the Contract.
Supplements to Contract Conditions.
Conditions of the Contract.
Contractor’s Review of Contract Documents and Field Conditions.
Administration of the Contract for Construction.
Construction by Owner or Separate Contractor.
Making Changes in the Work.
Defining Time and Establishing “Milestones”.
Schedule of Values.
Protection of Persons and Property.
Requirements for Insurance and Bonds.
Defining Termination or Suspension of the Contract.
CHAPTER TEN: PROJECT DEFINITION.
Engineering and Architectural Graphics.
Reproduction of Drawings.
Organizing the “Set” of Construction Drawings.
Systems Production of Drawings.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting.
Three-Dimensional and Perspective Drawings by CAD.
The Personal Computer—The Design Professional’s Tool of Choice.
Related Drawings and Specifications.
Preparation of Specifications.
The Three-Part Section Format.
The 16 Divisions.
Methods of Specifying.
Testing Materials and Systems.
The “Master” Specification.
The “Outline” Specification.
CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE PROJECT MANUAL.
Invitation to Bid.
Instruction to Bidders.
Conditions of the Contract.
Creating the Project Manual.
The Specification Writer.
Documents Associated with the Project Manual.
CHAPTER TWELVE: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION.
The Function of Government.
Taxation and Fees.
The OPC Relationship—Duties and Objectives.
Requests and Certificates for Payment.
Certificate of Occupancy.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: PROJECT RECORD-KEEPING AND CLOSE-OUT.
The Record-Keeping Process.
Modifications to the Contract.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS.