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Large-Scale Construction Project Management
Understanding Legal and Contract Requirements


Yan Tan

ISBN 9781138389335
Published April 20, 2020 by CRC Press
243 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A majority of large-scale construction and major infrastructure projects are funded by public funds from taxpayers. However, these projects are often subject to severe delays and cost overruns. Large-Scale Construction Project Management: Understanding Legal and Contract Requirements introduces integrated approaches to project management and control mechanisms to effectively manage large-scale construction projects. It explains the contractual requirements and associated legal principles under the latest edition of the leading standard forms of contracts, including FIDIC 2017, NEC4, and JCT 2016. It explains integrated project governance regarding time, cost, risk, change, contract management, and more. Further, it discusses the legal issues of scheduling delays and disruptions regarding the Delay and Disruption Protocol (Society of Construction Law) as well as Forensic Schedule Analysis guidance (American Association of Cost Engineering).



  • Provides strategies to effectively resolve disputes during construction projects
  • Examines Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA) and Quantitative Cost Risk Analysis (QCRA)
  • Introduces the most recent software and techniques used in managing large-scale construction projects


This book serves as a useful resource for project control and management professionals, researchers in construction management and project management, and students in building construction management and project management.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Construction Contracts. Project Planning. Commercial Management. Risk Management. Change Management. Project Reporting. Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Integrated Project Control. Conclusions. References. Index.

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Yan Tan, PhD earned her PhD in Project Risk Management from the University of Leeds, her MBA from University of Manchester, and her Masters of Construction Law and Dispute Resolutions from King’s College London in UK. Prior to these, she also earned a double bachelor’s degrees in International Project Management and Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University in China. Dr. Tan is a Project Management Institute (PMI) qualified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP). She was the Vice-Chair of the Construction Forum of the Project Management Institute (PMI) UK Chapter. She is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and  a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArc).  She has worked in a number of world leading organizations, including China Construction Bank, Jacobs Engineering, Arcadis, Honeywell, Vinci, Arup, and Capita, where she gained extensive experience in managing large-scale construction projects in both the UK and worldwide.