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1st Edition

Introduction to Construction Contract Management

ISBN 9781138844179
Published August 17, 2016 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

This book is an introduction to construction contract administration and management, covering the delivery and execution stage of a construction project and the various issues which the contract administrator needs to proactively manage. It can therefore be used as a contract administrator’s resource book covering what needs to be done (and why) to keep a construction project on track from a commercial and contractual perspective. It is particularly appropriate for students and new practitioners from varied construction professions and whilst it covers domestic (UK) projects, it will be particularly useful for those studying and working on international projects where terminology, procedures and legal systems may differ from the UK.

The content is split into four parts and is subdivided into easy-to-read chapters replicating the timeline of a project during the construction stage:

  • Part A covers initiating the construction stage, project delivery mechanisms, contract administration and health and safety management;
  • Part B covers managing the construction stage, contractor performance and relationship management;
  • Part C covers finalising the construction stage, project completion and close-out;
  • Part D covers claims and disputes.

Introduction to Construction Contract Management will be particularly useful for students enrolled on global construction programmes together with international distance learning students and non-cognate graduates starting out on an international career in construction contract administration and quantity surveying.

Table of Contents



Part A: Initiating the Construction Stage – Contractor Mobilisation

1. Setting up for project delivery

2. Project communications, document control and BIM

3. Risk identification and management

Part B: Managing the Construction Stage Performance and Relationships

4. Supervising the contractor’s performance

5. Payments to the contractor

6. Variations and changes

7. Subcontracting

8. Achieving best value and cost reductions

Part C: Finalising the Construction Stage – Completion and Close-Out

9. Early termination of contracts; suspension of the works

10. Practical or substantial completion, delays and damages

11 Defects correction, final completion and close-out

Part D: Claims and Disputes

12. Legal basis of claims and claim management

13. Claims for extension of time, delay and disruption

14. Adjudication, Dispute Boards and ADR

15. Arbitration and Litigation

Part E: Ethics, Fair Dealings and Anti-Trust

16. Ethics, fair dealings and anti-trust

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Brian Greenhalgh FRICS FCIOB has worked for many years as a commercial/contract manager for major client organisations in the MENA region. He was also formerly a principal lecturer in quantity surveying and construction project management at Liverpool John Moores University, with responsibility for postgraduate programmes in quantity surveying and construction project management.