Contractual disputes, often involving large sums of money, occur with increasing frequency in the construction industry. This book presents - in non-legal language - sound professional advice from a recognized expert in the field on the practical aspects of claims. This edition has been brought right up to date by taking into account legal decisions promulgated over the last 17 years, as well as reflecting the effect of current inflation on claims. The new edition is based on the 1998 JCT contract. *Fully updated second edition of this practical guide. *Worked examples to back up the advice offered and relate it to practitioners' experience.
'An extremly valuable reference book . . . long overdue' - Architects' Journal
`…The strength of this book lies in its numerous examples and multitude of illustrations…deserves a place on any well-stocked construction bookshelf as a good practical guide on the subject.' Construction Law Digest Volume 18 2001
General. Introduction. 1998 edition of the Joint Contracts Tribunal standard form of building contract. Extensions of time. Variations and disruption. Ascertaining the loss or expense. Nominated sub-contractors and suppliers. Determination of the employment of the contractor. Comparison between the various editions of the JCT standard form of building contract. The JCT family of forms. The control of claims. A worked example of the ascertainment of direct loss and/or expense. Index.