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The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts, 2nd Edition

The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts, 2nd Edition

John McGuinness

ISBN: 978-0-470-75975-2

Apr 2008

560 pages

$120.99

Description

There are probably 20-25 subcontracts entered into for every major building contract. However, despite this, there are relatively few books that discuss the problems particular to the subcontract relationship between main contracts and their subcontractors.


This book examines the main issues that lead to disputes between contractors and subcontractors, identifies relevant law, including decisions of the courts, and also provides a view as to how other issues might be decided.


The second edition has been extensively revised to cover all the 2005 JCT subcontracts and works contracts, and recent case law. Four new chapters have been added on subcontractors selected by thrid parties; organisation of the subcontract; sub-subcontracts; and works contracts under management contracting arrangements.

It draws on the author’s extensive experience of managing building subcontracts, as well as his involvement in handling over 130 adjudications.

Definitions; Introduction; Tender; Contract; Subcontractors selected by a third party; Programming of the Subcontract work; Organisation and management of the subcontract; Design development; Subcontractor’s design; Instructions and Variations; Valuation of the Works; Payment; Completion; Breach of Contract; Determination of the Sub Contract; Damages; Sub-subcontracts; Works contracts under management contracting arrangements; The Legal Approach; Dispute Resolution; Adjudication; Statutes.
""A few books on sub-contracting do exist… (small volumes) but there is not any other comprehensive work on the management and law of sub-contracts. The author, whose experience in the industry is both wide ranging and impressive, is exceptionally well placed to write [the book].""

Construction Law Journal


""The book draws on the author's extensive experience of managing building subcontracts, as well as his involvement in handling disputes between subcontractors and contractors""

Building Engineer

'A solid background for the building manager to obtain a broad understanding of his contractual obligations and guidance on how to deal with problems as they arise' The Expert and Dispute Resolver


  • A helpful resource for subcontractors, who increasingly perform most construction work

  • Written by an author with extensive experience of subcontracting

  • One of the few books to look at both the practical and legal issues of subcontractors

  • New edition extensively rsevised with 2005 JCT Subcontracts, further case law and four new chapters