Risk avoidance has to be addressed not only at the outset of any building project but throughout its lifespan and by all parties involved in the contract. This book covers each stage of the construction process in turn and examines potential problem areas from the point of view of each of the three main parties involved: employer, consultant and contractor.
By a thorough examination of each topic covered, using checklists, suggested agendas, briefing notes, risk assessment charts etc., the author has provided:
* a practical guide on how to react to many difficult situations which arise
* strong focus on risk avoidance techniques and how to apply them
* a balanced approach, looking at problems from all sides to promote understanding of adversaries' viewpoints.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The selection of the building team. The Brief. Team problems. Finance. Setting and monitoring construction progress. Information. Variations. Poor workmanship and design failures. Resolving disputes. Managing the risk. Table of legal cases. Bibliography. Index.
`Sawczuk's sound advice is presented in a straightforward, practical way, and this is reflected in the excellent design and layout of the text.' The Structural Engineer.
`Sawczuk's book is an ideal reference book on the subject'. The Structural Engineer.