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Construction Contracts
Questions and Answers




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ISBN 9780367532086
November 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

This fully revised and updated edition of Construction Contracts: Questions and Answers includes 300 questions and incorporates 42 new judicial decisions, the JCT 2016 updates and the RIBA Building Contracts and Professional Services Contracts 2018 updates.

Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of previous editions, David Chappell continues to provide answers to real-world FAQs from his experience as consultant and Specialist Advisor to the RIBA. Questions range in content from extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and/or expense to issues of practical completion, defects, valuation, certificates and payment, architects’ instructions, adjudication and fees.

Every question included has been asked of David Chappell during his career and his answers are authoritative but written as briefly and simply as possible. Legal language is avoided but legal cases are given to enable anyone interested to read more deeply into the reasoning behind the answers. This is not only a useful reference for architects, project managers, quantity surveyors and lawyers, but also a useful student resource to stimulate interesting discussions about real-world construction contract issues.

Table of Contents

1. Tendering  2. Pre-contract Issues  3. Possession of the Site  4. General Contractual Matters  5. Warranties, Bonds and Novation  6. Contractor’s Programme  7. Contract Administration  8. Architects  9. Fees  10. Design  11. Architect’s Instructions  12. Inspection  13. Defects During Progress  14. Defects After Practical Completion  15. Valuation and Payment  16. Certificates  17. Sub-Contracts and Suppliers  18. Extensions of Time  19. Liquidated Damages  20. Loss and/or Expense  21. Sectional Completion  22. Practical Completion and Partial Possession  23. Termination  24. Disputes

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Biography

David Chappell is an architect and eminent author, specialising in construction law, building contracts and architectural practice. Over a long career, he has been a practising architect, contract administrator for a building contractor and for the last thirty years a construction contracts consultant. He has held part-time posts as senior research fellow, professor and visiting professor and lectured extensively throughout the UK. He has been a Specialist Advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects since 1995 and Specialist Advisor to the Royal Society of Ulster Architects since 1997. He is on the Adjudicator panel of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects. Honorary Membership of the Royal Institute of Ulster Architects was conferred in 2007. In 1999 he was awarded the CIOB Gold Award in the First Literary Awards for the best textbook and the CIOB Commendation 2001 for law books. He has published numerous books and articles on construction contracts.