With the single European market and the growing internationalisation of the work of architects, engineers and contractors it is important for professionals to be aware of the liability provisions of legal systems around the world. An essential reference for lawyers and insurance companies, especially in construction law and insurance, this is required reading for construction professionals involved in international work.
"Post-construction liability is an area of potential difficulty for occupiers of buildings, those involved in their design, and for constructors…It is therefore a subject which is of immediate relevance to surveyors and architects…provides a good basic understanding of the issues involved and should be read by any surveyor involved in construction work." - Structural Survey
Part 1: Key Concepts. 1. Building. 2. Clients and Successive Owners. 3. Producer. 4. Building Codes. 5. Delivery. 6. Post-Delivery. 7. 'Failure' and 'Damage'. 8. Errors and Omissions. 9. Defects. 10. Damage. 11. Law and Contract. 12. The Role of National Government in Risk Reduction. Part 2: National Overviews. Australia. Belgium. Denmark. England. France. Italy. Japan. The Netherlands. Norway. Portugal. Quebec (Canada). Scotland. Singapore. Spain. Sweden. United States. Appendices. Index.