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Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers, 4th Edition



Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers, 4th Edition

David Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-405-17208-0 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 296 Pages


This book provides over 160 model letters, with commentary for use with all the main JCT 2005 building contracts. It concentrates on problems which can arise during a project, and draws on the author’s extensive experience as a contracts consultant. It is a companion to the author’s Standard Letters in Architectural Practice which covers more routine matters.

The revised Fourth Edition takes account of:

  • the 2005 editions of the JCT Standard Building Contract, the Intermediate Building Contract and the Minor Works Building Contract, both with their contractor’s design versions, ICD and MWD

  • the 2004 updates of the Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect

  • changes to case law since the last edition was published in 1996

It will be an invaluable guide for architects, building surveyors and project managers.

Introduction; Appraisal; Strategic brief; Outline proposals; Detail proposals; Final proposals; Production information; Tender documentation; Tender action; Mobilisation; Construction to practical completion; After practical completion; Feedback.
'This book appeals to both practitioners and non-practitioners of procurement and contractual procedures and should be essential reading for both students on the undergraduate built environment-related degrees and practitioners involved within the project life-cycle' Building Engineer May 2006
* provides over 150 model letters, with a straightforward commentary for use with all the main JCT building forms
* standard letters save time and provide a reliable tool for dealing with problems
* revised to cover new 2005 JCT contracts and other changes since 1995
* a companion to the author's Standard Letters in Architectural Practice, dealing with contract administration - this book concentrates on overcoming contract problems
* features all letters on free CD for first time