Smith Currie and Hancock s Common Sense Construction Law

Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118858158
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.

Smith Currie Hancock s Common Sense Construction Law

Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471662099
Release Date: 2005-02-04
Genre: Law

The bestselling guide to the laws that govern construction Knowledge of construction law and employment law is essential to running a successful construction business. Now, industry professionals don′t have to rely on lawyers to translate the sometimes–confusing theories, principles, and established rules that regulate the business. In plain English, Smith, Currie & Hancock′s Common Sense Construction Law, Third Edition provides a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting construction industry professionals. General contractors, subcontractors, owners, and surety bond agents will turn to this updated edition of the bestselling guide again and again for: ∗ Information on intrastate licensure and practice ∗ Advice on "Best Value" source selection and alternative project delivery systems ∗ Recent trends in claim resolution, including recovery of compensation for delays, extra work, and differing site conditions ∗ Expanded coverage on industry safety and environmental issues, including the latest information on project safety, indemnity, mold risks, and insurance coverage issues ∗ Helpful "Points to Remember" summarizing important concepts and useful "Checklists" make concepts easy to implement in real–world practice ∗ Advice on successfully managing employment issues in the construction industry Complete with a CD–ROM containing over 180 sample contracts and documents from AIA, AGC, and EJCDC, Smith, Currie & Hancock′s Common Sense Construction Law, Third Edition is an invaluable reference for industry professionals whose jobs rely on their ability to avoid unwelcome legal surprises that can cripple a project or kill a business.

Smith Currie Hancock s Federal Government Construction Contracts

Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470539767
Release Date: 2010-03-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at www.wiley.com/go/federalconstructionlaw provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.

Construction Law

Author: Gail Kelley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118229037
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Law

This work offers a comprehensive review of the US legal environment, both criminal and civil, focusing on the key legal concepts and issues applicable to a typical construction project.

Engineering and Construction Law and Contracts

Author: J. K. Yates
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0135033527
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Law

ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION LAW & CONTRACTS, 1/e is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to engineering and construction law and contracts, written from the perspective of practicing engineers and construction professionals. Dr. J. K. Yates covers key issues through examples and case studies, minimizing the use of legal terminology, and explaining all essential legal terms in the common vernacular. This text's broad coverage encompasses these and many other topics: labor, environmental, and sustainability law; professional ethics; tort law; agency relationships; real property law; firm ownership; contracts, including terms and conditions; government contracting; change orders; dispute resolution; risk management and construction insurance; and international legal issues, including arbitration.

Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118243541
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material costs. This book guides readers through the entire estimating process, explaining in detail how to put together a reliable estimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also for developing a schedule, managing a project, dealing with contingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSI MasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practical guide describes estimating techniques for each building system and how to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Cost considerations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included for virtually every type of work found in residential and light commercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry to windows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professional construction cost databases, the new edition provides experienced contractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflecting updates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as the extremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies, and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues and budgeting for subcontractor work

Construction Law

Author: Jim Mason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317391777
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This innovative book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches. This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction to the subject for those studying to enter the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry in a professional capacity. Designed to equip the student with all they need to know about construction law, the topics covered include: The fundamentals of law and the English legal system Contract, business, tort and property law Procurement, subcontracting and partnering Building Information Modelling and best practice Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, litigation and adjudication The books suitability for study is enhanced by its logical structure, chapter summaries and further reading lists whilst the role of law in achieving a more collaborative and less confrontational AEC industry is examined in detail. Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner takes the reader on a journey from basic legal concepts through to a more detailed appreciation of what the AEC needs as a specialist client for legal services. This book is useful not only for understanding the basics, but also as a reference that practitioners will use time and again.

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures

Author: Andrew Civitello
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071593152
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Smooth the managerial side of running a small- to mid-sized contracting firm with this paperwork slashing, time-saving, business-boosting reference. Readers will find methods, strategies and tactics, forms, checklists, and ready-to-copy letters laid out in a concise easy-to-follow format. The new fourth edition offers 20% more forms and checklists, covers the latest developments in construction management software, along with new material on the Design-Build process. The CD-ROM contains project delivery forms, sample letters, checklists, and more.

How to Get Paid for Construction Changes

Author: Steven S. Pinnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0070502293
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents tools and techniques for resolving construction claims. This book features case studies and examples of damage calculations, and gives guidelines for the proper documentation of a dispute. It explains how to decide on the best course of action to settle each claim.

Common Sense Economics

Author: James D. Gwartney
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250106940
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The fully revised and updated third edition of the classic Common Sense Economics.

Construction Law

Author: Julian Bailey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317912651
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Law

Construction Law by Julian Bailey provides a detailed treatment of the major issues arising out of construction and engineering projects, with extensive references to case law, statutes and regulations, standard forms of contract and legal commentary. It is a “one stop shop” for busy practitioners with construction law issues as it presents a comprehensive view of the subject matter of construction law in England, Wales, Australia and internationally. Construction Law provides: Detailed treatment of the major issues arising out of construction and engineering projects, with extensive references to case law, statutes and regulations, standard forms of contract and legal commentary. A three-volume work, giving a comprehensive view of the subject matter of construction law in England, Wales, Australia and internationally. A “one stop shop” for all your construction law issues.

Computer Integrated Construction Project Scheduling

Author: John Buttelwerth
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131114654
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

Written in a style that is meant to be open and inviting to the reader with shorter paragraphs and interesting illustrations, this book provides a single source comprehensive examination of construction project scheduling. Content begins with introducing concepts of the construction industry to provide the necessary framework and background, then fully discusses planning and scheduling topics in detail. It offers extensively reviewed coverage on the most current version of SureTrak Software, thorough coverage of manual network diagramming and CPM calculations, and has built into it a capstone project. The book includes an abundance of real world examples of numerous scheduling exercises—including 17 pages of full-size drawings and schedules that are part of the exercises. Additionally, the information is presented modularly in such a way that it can be customized to fit any learning situation. Covers planning and scheduling including the determination of project activities, logic, and durations; drawing precedence network diagrams and manually calculating CPM schedules; creating and updating computer-generated schedules and schedule reports. Well suited to be used as a guide or reference by construction practitioners such as Project managers, Superintendents, and Construction managers.

Construction Law for Design Professionals Construction Managers and Contractors

Author: Justin Sweet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111986902
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, CONSTRUCTIONS MANAGERS AND CONTRACTORS is a condensed -- and completely revamped -- version of the bestselling authority on engineering law, LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS (now in its 9th edition) by Justin Sweet, Marc M. Schneier and Blake Wentz. For this new book, the authors have directed the text at engineering, architecture and construction management students. Given the authors' long and deep understanding of the intersection between the law and the construction industry, professors and students can trust this text is unparalleled. The addition of Blake Wentz to the author team emphasizes the commitment to the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.