This highly readable guide explains the main features of contracts applicable to the design, construction and servicing of civil, building, electrical or mechanical works. The emphasis throughout is on practical guidance, with clear explanations of the essential elements including legality, uncertainty, undue influence, agencies, overseas works, sub-contracts and quality assurance. Numerous appendices give common terms used in contracts, typical sets of standard conditions and further useful information. The book is particularly suitable for those new to the subject who will find practical guidance on understanding contracts in a wide range of civil engineering and construction works.
Engineering contracts. Contract legality, offers, acceptances and considerations. Uncertainty, undue influence, misrepresentation, mistakes, frustration, etc. Agents and agencies. Authentication agreements, bonds, guarantees and warranties. Exports: shipments and payments. Subcontracts, preferred subcontracts, nominated subcontracts, prime costs, contract assignment and insolvency. Quality assurance, reliability, the Limitation Acts, latent damage, strict liability, the Consumer's Protection Act 1987, occupier's risks, arbitration. Appendices. Index.