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1st Edition

JCT98 Building Contract: Law and Administration

ISBN 9780415503273
Published February 25, 2000 by Routledge
420 Pages

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Book Description

The Joint Contracts Tribunal's Standard Form of Building Contract is the most common contract used in the UK to procure building work. Understanding it is a core part of any construction student's degree and a vital part of the working life of professionals in the construction industry. 'The JCT98 Building Contract' works through the contract systematically explaining it in easy-to-follow language, covering all contract issues thoroughly and illustrating with case law examples the current situation and latest amendments. It is ideal reading for both the student of construction and the professional seeking to update their knowledge.

Table of Contents

Style of JCT 98, contract execution and related problems * Participants in the project and their roles under the contract * The JCT 98 timetable * Performance specified work * Architect's instructions * Variations and provisional sums * Risks to health and safety: liability and insurance * Novation, assignments and domestic sub-contracting * Nominated sub-contractors * Nominated suppliers * Delays, extensions of time and liquidated payments * Claims for damages and contractual claims: an overview * Contractual claims under JCT 98 * Fluctuations * Payment * Determination * Dispute resolution.

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'This book works through the contract systematically, explaining it in easy-to-follow language. The authors cover all contract issues thoroughly. This book will prove ideal reading for students of construction and for professionals seeking to update and consolidate their knowledge.
New Constructor

'This is an extensive text, written for professionals and non-professionals alike. It is ideal for those in construction management in need of an update, but with little time to interpret the legalities of formal documents. It is an excellent resource for students of building law and for those reading law as part of a construction management degree or professional qualifications.'
Roger Greeno in Construction Manager, Aug. 2000


"The book is a detailed and practical introduction to JCT 98, aimed al all those involved in the planning execution or administration of building contracts as well as undergraduate/postgraduate students studying towards careers in the industry. It works through each clause in the contract and gives case law examples as well as highlighting typical problems."