Exceptionally practical and authoritative, this introduction to construction contracting as it applies to typical, every-day situations explains â€śtheoreticalâ€ť ideas in terms of what really happens in practice. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs that help avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of a project. Chapter topics cover the law and the construction industry; contract formation, privity of contract, and other contract relationships; an overview of the prime contractâ€”its format and major components; owner-construction contractor prime contract â€śred flagâ€ť clauses; labor agreements; purchase order and subcontract agreements; insurance contracts; surety bonds; joint-venture agreements; bid and proposals; mistakes in bids; breach of contract; contract changes; differing site conditions; delays, suspensions, and terminations; liquidated damages, force majeure, and time extensions; allocating responsibility for delays; constructive acceleration; common rules of contract interpretation; documentation and records; construction contract claims; and dispute resolution. For construction managers and other industry professional concerned with legal and business aspects of construction and construction contracting.
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