This tenth edition of David Chappell’s bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, loss and/or expense, insurance and many other smaller but significant changes, and includes a section on performance bonds and guarantees. This remains the most concise guide available to the most commonly used JCT building contracts: Standard Building Contract with quantities, 2016 (SBC16), Intermediate Building Contract 2016 (IC16), Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design 2016 (ICD16), Minor Works Building Contract 2016 (MW16), Minor Works Building Contract with contractor’s design 2016 (MWD16) and Design and Build Contract 2016 (DB16). Chappell avoids legal jargon and writes with authority and precision. Architects, quantity surveyors, contractors and students of these professions will find this a practical and affordable reference tool arranged by topic.
Author: Pedro Franco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance worldbuzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in financesince the advent of fiat currency. With UnderstandingBitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides financeprofessionals with a complete technical guide and resource to thecryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin andother cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible workfully explores the supporting economic realities and technologicaladvances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative argumentsfrom various economic schools regarding its continuedviability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description ofhow Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and movingon to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and miningtechnologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broaderperspective of digital currencies and explores historical attemptsat cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just adigital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer ofvalue using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what itis, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the waydigital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on thefinancial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomiccross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the currentfinancial system rests: that currencies are issued by centralgovernments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fullyunderstand this revolutionary technology, UnderstandingBitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.
As use of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in concept as well as format, so users may well find themselves needing a helping hand along the way. Understanding NEC3: Professional Services Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC3 Professional Services Contract’s key features, including: Main and Secondary Options the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing and assessing tenders. Common problems experienced when using the Professional Services Contract are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of reading each clause is explained. The ways in which the contract affects procurement processes, dispute resolution, project management and risk management are all addressed in order to direct the user to best practice. Written for construction professionals, by a practising international construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC3 PSC available. It is an ideal companion for Employers, Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC3 PSC.
Author: Andy Gibson
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Business Law 2014 - Your essential up-to-date business law resource The pace and scope of legislative reform of the law affecting business is increasing. There is a major shift to uniformity across the nation with a corresponding increase in new legislation and significant amendments to existing legislation. Business Law 2014 is a sophisticated and comprehensive text which provides a clear and current appreciation of the main rules and legal principles encountered in a course for non-lawyers. It considers the legal environment in which businesses must operate in all states and territories. With a student-friendly, 4-colour format and a teaching and learning resource package second to none, Business Law 2014 also offers instructors a great opportunity to tailor textbook content to suit the breadth and depth of the areas you wish to teach.
Author: Jonathan S. Swift
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Focussing on the way in which relationships at various levels underpin international business activities this book presents a contemporary and realistic analysis of International Business in action. The concept of change permeates the text, highlighting the dynamic and often turbulant nature of international business and management.
Author: Robert Abbey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014-08-14
The Property Law Handbook is the perfect companion to guide you through the intricacies of the conveyancing process. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience of legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, the book offers lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes. With highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transaction in practice, this book is ideal for use as a core text on the Legal Practice Course or as a valuable source of reference where knowledge of the conveyancing process is essential. Online Resources This book is also supported by an Online Resource Centre which includes: Student resources Multiple choice questions Case study documentation Guide to completing prescribed clauses in leases Problem questions and answer guidance Interactive timelines Web chapter A: commonhold Lists of wider reading and websites for further information Lecturer resources Figures from the book
Author: Howard M. Steinberg
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Any project which involves an EPC contract is also likely to involve a number of other complicated contracts. The challenge of the parties to an EPC contract is not to try to eliminate risk but rather put into place a narrative structure that enables the parties to predict the contractual result that would obtain if a risk materializes. If the EPC contract does not allow the parties to determine the consequences of an unanticipated situation, they will have to look to an expert, mediator, tribunal, or court to impart guidance or pass judgment. The sample forms of contract contained in Volume 2 of Understanding and Negotiating EPC Contractsare intended to serve as a guide to demonstrate how risks and responsibilities can be allocated among project sponsors, EPC contractors and the various other parties that may be involved in a project. Collectively the sample forms in this volume offer an extraordinary resource that provides the benefit of lessons learned and priceless insight into any project being undertaken which can help assure the resilience of any EPC project.
Contract law is a very complex area, one that affects us all in one way or another. Quite often we find ourselves in need of clear advice which isn't available. However, this latest edition of A Guide to Contract Law provides clear and comprehensive answers to all aspects of contract law and the formation of contracts. The book is concise and clear and updates British and European law to 2014.
Author: F. D. Rose
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014
Blackstone's Statutes have a 25-year tradition of trust and quality unrivalled by other statute books, and a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority. Content is extensively reviewed to ensure a close map to courses. Blackstone's Statutes lead the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Blackstone's Statutes are the original and best; setting the standard by which other statute books are measured. Each title is: DT Trusted: Ideal for exam use DT Practical: Find what you need instantly DT Reliable: Current, comprehensive coverage DT Relevant: Content based on detailed market feedback
This learning contract lesson allows learners to work at their own paces in a flexible learning environment. Written specifically for mathematics teachers, this lesson helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing learning contracts.
Author: Charles W. Cook
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The success of every construction project begins with reading and understanding the contract. Contract Administrators and Project Managers for all parties in the construction process must realize the major impact their actions have on cost, schedule, and quality in relation to the contract terms and conditions. Written in a clear and accessible way from a Constructor’s perspective, Successful Contract Administration guides the student through the critical issues of understanding contract law and obligations for effective project execution. Through examples, exercises, and case studies, this textbook will: Improve knowledge and comprehension of key contract elements Help the student apply knowledge to real case scenarios Improve the student’s ability to analyze and create different scenarios for success Evaluate critical issues of responsibility and ethics in relation to contract administration. The text is supported by a companion website featuring additional resources for both students and instructors. Resources for the student include additional case studies, links to useful websites, video commentary and interviews for increased understanding of important chapter material, true/false sample quiz questions and a flashcard glossary to reinforce comprehension of key terms and concepts. Additional instructor material includes a testbank of questions, (including true/false, multiple choice, and sample essay questions), website links to contract documents and PowerPoint slides.
As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. This set of contracts, currently in the third edition, is different to others in concept as well as format, so users may well find themselves needing a helping hand along the way. Understanding the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the contract’s key features, including: the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing and assessing tenders Common problems are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of reading each clause explained. In addition, the things to consider when deciding between the ECSC and the longer Engineering and Construction Contract are discussed in detail. Written for professionals without legal backgrounds, by a practicing construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC3 ECSC available. An ideal companion for Employers, Contractors, Project Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors, and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC3 ECSC.
Author: Richard Austen-Baker
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Contract in Context provides an easy to read, in depth analysis of the purpose and role of contract law and the theories that surround it. It looks at the historical development of contract law as well as providing detailed analysis of some of the leading theoretical explanations and how they are applied on an international level. The book’s accessibility is enhanced by text boxes defining key concepts and terms and by bullet-point lists and descriptions further enlivened by biographical notes for leading figures and scholars. This ensures that students are able to gain a firm grasp and a clear understanding of the narratives and theories explained in the book. Contract in Context is unique in that it is not limited to one jurisdiction, making it ideal for students around the globe wishing to develop or expand their knowledge of contract law.