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200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions, 3rd Edition

200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions, 3rd Edition

J. Roger Knowles

ISBN: 978-0-470-65831-4

Apr 2012

480 pages

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This book examines 200 contractual problems which regularly arise on building and engineering projects and provides a detailed explanation of their solutions, citing standard contract conditions and key parts of legal judgements as authority. A succinct summary is provided at the end of each detailed solution.

It covers problems together with their solutions in respect of:

  • Procurement matters
  • Tenders and bidding
  • Design issues
  • Letters of intent
  • Contractor's programme
  • Contractor's float
  • Delays
  • Concurrent Delays
  • Extensions of time
  • Liquidated/delay damages
  • Unliquidated damages
  • Variations
  • Loss and expense/additional cost claims
  • Acceleration
  • Global claims
  • Payment
  • Damage to the works
  • Exclusion clauses
  • Retention of title
  • Practical completion
  • Defect correction
  • Adjudication

This book deals with a broad range of construction contracts including JCT Standard Form and Design and Build, New Engineering Contract NEC3, ICE and GC/Works/1.

This book was first published under the title of One Hundred Contractual Problems and Their Solutions, with a second edition entitled One Hundred and Fifty Contractual Problems and their Solutions. This third edition adds 50 new problems and replaces 15 of those in the last edition. Of the remainder half have been the subject of revision.

""Deserves a place on every site and in every office as the standard handbook on contractual problems""
Construction Law Digest

Foreword xxi

Preface xxiii

1 Procurement 1

2 Tenders and Bidding 27

3 Design 49

4 Letters of Intent 71

5 Programme 83

6 Delays and Delay Analysis 93

7 Extensions of Time 117

8 Liquidated/Delay Damages 137

9 Variations 167

10 Loss and Expense/Additional Cost 185

11 Payment 239

12 Practical Completion and Defects 303

13 Rights and Remedies 325

14 Adjudication 383

Table of Cases 433

Index 445