The JCT 05 Standard Building Contract: Law & Administration / Edition 2

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The Joint Contracts Tribunal's (JCT) Standard Form of Building Contract, one of the most common standard contracts used in the UK to procure building work, is updated regularly to take account of changes in legislation and industry practice and relevant court decisions from litigation. The JCT 05 Standard Building Contract: Law and Administration is a second edition to the authors' earlier award-winning The JCT98 Building Contract: Law and Administration, and clarifies complex issues surrounding obligations and rights under the contract. This makes it an essential reference for construction professionals, employers, contractors, and lawyers new to construction seeking to update and consolidate their knowledge. The book also provides the knowledge and understanding of the contract, which are a fundamental part of the education of most students who go on to become managers and leaders in the construction industry. It thoroughly works through the provisions of the contract in simple language, using case law examples and relevant statute to demonstrate approaches to its interpretation.

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Editorial Reviews

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REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITION - JCT98 Building Contract: Law and Administration

"This book works through the contract systematically, explaining it in easy-to-follow language. The authors cover all contract issues thoroughly. This book will prove ideal reading for students of construction and for professionals seeking to update and consolidate their knowledge." New Constructor

"This is an extensive text, written for professionals and non-professionals alike. It is ideal for those in construction management in need of an update, but with little time to interpret the legalities of formal documents. It is an excellent resource for students of building law and for those reading law as part of a construction management degree or professional qualifications." Roger Greeno in Construction Manager, Aug. 2000

GOLD AWARD IN THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDINGS LITERARY AWARDS MARCH 2001 : The book is a detailed and practical introduction to JCT 98, aimed al all those involved in the planning execution or administration of building contracts as well as undergraduate/postgraduate students studying towards careers in the industry. It works through each clause in the contract and gives case law examples as well as highlighting typical problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856176293
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

After many years’ full-time experience as a civil engineer on highways and building projects and an academic in several UK universities, he is now Professor of Construction and Engineering Law in the University of Wolverhampton and the Director of their highly acclaimed MSc Construction Law course. He is a regular contributor to a number of construction law journals of international standing. He also consults and runs CPD courses for industry in the area of construction law, contract administration and project management.

Mike Rycroft has over 45 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries first as a quantity surveyor, then in management with a major construction organisation specialising in design-build, and as a Director with an international Contract Consultant specialising in contract drafting, dispute avoidance and resolution. For many years, he has delivered in-house training in construction law and administration to all disciplines of the industry, and has been a frequent lecturer at public seminars. He is also a long term visiting lecturer at University of Wolverhampton on their MSc programmes.

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Table of Contents

1. Style of JCT 05 Standard Building Contract, contract execution and related problems 2. Participants in the Project and their roles under the contract 3. JCT 05 timetable 4. Contractor design work 5. Architect's instructions 6. Variations and provisional sums 7. Risks to health and safety: allocation and insurance 8. Novation, assignment and sub-contracting 9. Third party rights and collateral warranties 10. Health and safety obligations under the CDM regulations 11. Delays, extension of time and liquidated damages 12. Claims for damages and contractual claims: an overview 13. Contractual money claims under JCT 05 14. Fluctuations 15. Payment 16. Termination 17. Dispute resolution

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