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2nd Edition

Construction Law
From Beginner to Practitioner

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ISBN 9781032462325
May 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
328 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This second edition of Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches. This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction to the subject for those studying to enter the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry in a professional capacity. Designed to equip the student with all they need to know about construction law, the topics covered include: • the fundamentals of law and the English legal system; • contract, business, tort and property law; • procurement, subcontracting and partnering; • claims, damages, losses and expenses; • dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, litigation and adjudication. The books suitability for study is enhanced by its logical structure, chapter summaries and further reading lists whilst the role of law in achieving a more collaborative and less confrontational AEC industry is examined in detail. Fully updated throughout, this new edition includes coverage of post-Grenfell legislation; increased coverage of modern methods of construction and continuously evolving technologies such as BIM and digital twins; NEC4 and the latest JCT contract suite and the Construction Playbook. This book is useful not only for understanding the basics, but also as a reference that practitioners will use time and again.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Legal systems

Chapter 2 The law of contract

Chapter 3 Aspects of commercial law

Chapter 4 Aspects from the law of torts

Chapter 5 Construction and the Law of Property

Chapter 6 Parameters of construction industry practice

Chapter 7 Procurement

Chapter 8 Tendering and risk management

Chapter 9 Standard forms of contract and subcontract

Chapter 10 Construction contract law

Chapter 11 Other aspects of construction contract law

Chapter 12 Construction law in the wider sense

Chapter 13 Causation, the recoverability of damages and global claims

Chapter 14 Delay and disruption

Chapter 15 Loss and expense

Chapter 18 Litigation

Chapter 19 Arbitration

Chapter 20 Adjudication

Chapter 21 The agenda for change

Chapter 22 Ethical improvement and the duty of good faith

Chapter 23 Conclusions and future directions

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Jim Mason is Associate Head of Department Built Environment Programmes in the School of Architecture and Engineering at the University of the West of England.