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Understanding FIDIC The Rainbow Suite

Understanding FIDIC: The Rainbow Suite

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
December 21, 2020

Understanding FIDIC explains in simple and practical terms what is often seen as a very complex range of international engineering and construction contracts. Covering the FIDIC 2017 Red, Yellow and Silver Books (referred to as "The Rainbow Suite"), the book gives an overview of all three ...

Understanding the NEC3 ECC Contract A Practical Handbook

Understanding the NEC3 ECC Contract: A Practical Handbook

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
December 18, 2020

As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in ...

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract A Practical Handbook

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract: A Practical Handbook

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
November 25, 2020

As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its fourth edition (NEC4), this set of contracts is different to ...

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract A Practical Handbook

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract: A Practical Handbook

2nd Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
July 27, 2018

As usage of the NEC family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC4 Engineering and Construction ...

Understanding NEC4 Term Service Contract

Understanding NEC4: Term Service Contract

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes, Patrick Waterhouse
March 07, 2018

With the release of the new NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract), the use of the family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, as does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Now in its fourth edition, this set of ...

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

10th Edition

By David Chappell
September 18, 2017

This tenth edition of David Chappell’s bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, loss and/or expense, insurance and many other smaller but significant changes, and includes a section on performance bonds and guarantees. This remains the most...

Understanding IT in Construction

Understanding IT in Construction

1st Edition

By Ming Sun, Rob Howard
December 19, 2003

In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has been transforming business practice in many sectors resulting in efficiency gains and improved services for the client. The construction industry lags behind other manufacturing and service industries in adopting the new technology. To promote the ...

Understanding Quality Assurance in Construction A Practical Guide to ISO 9000 for Contractors

Understanding Quality Assurance in Construction: A Practical Guide to ISO 9000 for Contractors

1st Edition

By H.W. Chung
October 05, 1999

The ISO 9000 family of quality standards has been adopted world-wide as a framework for building better relationships between suppliers and customers. Originally a manufacturing-industry concern, quality is now acknowledged to be a key issue for the construction sector whose clients increasingly ...

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract A Practical Handbook

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract: A Practical Handbook

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
September 23, 2013

As use of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in ...

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract A Practical Handbook

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract: A Practical Handbook

1st Edition

By Kelvin Hughes
July 09, 2014

As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. This set of contracts, currently in the third edition, is different to ...

Understanding the Building Regulations

Understanding the Building Regulations

6th Edition

By Simon Polley
November 14, 2014

Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations? Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read and light enough to carry around with you, this is the ideal introduction to a vital part ...

Understanding Building Failures

Understanding Building Failures

4th Edition

By James Douglas, Bill Ransom
May 22, 2013

Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures ...

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