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2nd Edition

JCT Contract Administration Pocket Book

ISBN 9781003120797
Published December 21, 2020 by Routledge
248 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is quite simply about contract administration using the JCT contracts. The key features of the new and updated edition continue to be its brevity, readability and relevance to everyday practice. It provides a succinct guide written from the point of view of a construction practitioner, rather than a lawyer, to the traditional form of contract with bills of quantities SBC/Q2016, the design and build form DB2016 and the minor works form MWD2016. The book broadly follows the sequence of producing a building from the initial decision to build through to completion. Chapters cover:

  • Procurement and tendering
  • Payments, scheduling, progress and claims
  • Contract termination and insolvency
  • Indemnity and insurance
  • Supply chain problems, defects and subcontracting issues
  • Quality, dealing with disputes and adjudication
  • How to administer contracts for BIM-compliant projects

JCT contracts are administered by a variety of professionals including project managers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and construction managers. It is individuals in these groups, whether experienced practitioner or student, who will benefit most from this clear, concise and highly relevant book.

Table of Contents

1. Building procurement strategy  2. Building procurement procedures  3. Interim payments  4. Final accounts  5. Progress  6. Claims  7. Termination and insolvency  8. The supply chain and sub-contracting  9. Indemnity and insurance  10. Fluctuations  11. Maintaining quality  12. An introduction to dispute resolution in construction  13. The Construction Act: adjudication and payment  14. Building information modelling and the JCT contracts

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Andy Atkinson is a chartered quantity surveyor with a background in consultancy and public service. With 35 years’ experience lecturing in contract administration at London South Bank University, he has acted as principal and co-investigator for several publicly funded research projects. Formerly a member of the Joint Contracts Tribunal BIM Working Group, examining methods for adapting JCT contracts to building information modelling, Andy maintains a small surveying consultancy.