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Building Law Encyclopaedia

David Chappell, Michael H. Dunn, Michael Cowlin

ISBN: 978-1-444-30990-4 November 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 592 Pages



Building Law Encyclopaedia is a concise and authoritative reference, providing information in reasonable depth on an extensive number of legal terms, principles, phrases and issues that are commonly encountered in the construction industry. Most standard contracts are referred to, including the current suite of JCT Contracts, SBC, IC, ICD, MW, MWD, as well as ACA, PPC 2000, GC/Works/1 and NEC. In addition, some contracts which are theoretically out of date, but which are still in common use, are also covered.

With over 1050 entries and numerous cross references, it will be an invaluable reference for architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and contractors. With detailed reference to appropriate case law and legislation, construction lawyers will also find it of considerable value in the course of their work.

A - Z alphabetical listing of terms.


Table of cases

"The book has a lot to offer those who may be involved in Building Law, students, professionals drafting building contracts to parties in litigation. The bolstering of a common understanding with fact, and substance, makes this book invaluable to all who possess it." (The Academy of Experts, Winter 2009)