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
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.