1st Edition

Civil Engineering Contractual Procedures

ISBN 9780582251274
Published April 14, 1998 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

Civil Engineering Contractual Procedures gives an introduction to the contractual procedures, legislation and administrative practices that are used in the civil engineering industry. It introduces the principles of contract law, and the main forms of contract used in the construction industry. It then concentrates on the main forms of contract used in civil engineering, with the discussion based on the ICE Conditions of Contract. It looks at the obligations of the various parties to the contract under all the clauses of the contract.

Civil Engineering Contractual Procedures provides a sound basis for anyone seeking an understanding of the contractual administration of civil engineering projects. It is an essential core text for all students of civil engineering and related courses at both undergraduate and higher technician levels. It will also be a useful reference source for those already working in the industry.

Table of Contents

PREFACE  Part One CONTRACT LAW  1. The English Legal System  2. Legal Aspects of Contracts  3. Settlement of Disputes  Part Two PROCUREMENT  4. Forms and Conditions of Contract  5. Contract Documents  6. Procurement Strategy  7. Procurement Selection  8. Procurement Considerations  9. Procurement Issues  Part Three ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURES  10. Process and Parties of the Construction Industry  11. Organisation and Planning  12. Site Communications  Part Four ICE CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT  13. General Matters  14. Contractor's Obligations  15. Workmanship and Materials  16. Time  17. Costs of Construction  Part Five OTHER CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT  18. General Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering  19. ICE Conditions of Contract for Minor Works  20. FCEC Form of Subcontract  21. ICE Design and Construct Conditions of Contract  APPENDICES  1. Table of Relevant Statutes  2. Chronology of a Contract  3. Cost Control  4. Engineer's Instructions  5. Interim Certificates  6. Prime Cost Sums  7. Daywork Accounts  8. Delays  9. Claims  10. Final Accounts  11. Insolvency  INDEX

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Allan Ashworth was formerly Head of the Division of Surveying at Nene College of Higher Education, Northampton, and Lecturer and Course Director for Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford. He is now a consultant for the Quality Assessment Agency.