Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

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Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2005 - Law - 588 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

The Legal Context of Construction
1
Multiprime Contracting
9
Points to Remember
30
Points to Remember
47
Competing for the Contract
48
Points to Remember
87
Interpreting the Contract
89
Points to Remember
100
Management Techniques to Limit Risks and Avoid Disputes
297
Appendixes
321
Payment Bonds
351
Points to Remember
363
Points to Remember
388
Points to Remember
413
Construction Industry Environmental and Safety Concerns
414
Construction Insurance
439

Points to Remember
116
Points to Remember
147
Contract Changes
186
Points to Remember
210
Schedules Delays and Acceleration
234
Points to Remember
265
Successfully Managing Workers in the Construction Industry
460
Points to Remember
482
Resolution of Construction Disputes
505
Federal Government Construction Contract Disputes
528
About the CDROM
571
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About the author (2005)

THOMAS J. KELLEHER, JR. is Senior Partner and Managing Partner for Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.

Founded in 1965, SMITH, CURRIE & HANCOCK LLP is one of the most highly respected construction law firms in the world.

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