About the Book :
Construction Contracts 3e was written to serve as a learning tool and reference guide. The fundamentalsof contract law are presented, along with an in-depth treatment of the construction topics which mostfrequently result in litigation illustrated by example cases. In addition the author provides an overview ofother important construction-related topics, including the procurement process for construction contracts,methods of dispute resolution, surety bonds, construction insurance, construction safety, and constructionlabor laws.Features: Added Information on new developments in the construction industry, including day labor agencies,independent contractors, reverse option bidding, and many other topics. Updated Coverage on significant changes in laws, regulations, and practices including recordkeepingrequirements, OSHA fines and penalties, performance bonds, and personnel law. Yourstudents will have the advantage of very current material that they can take with them to their careers. Numerous Examples of Real Cases are spread throughout the book to illustrate key points. Over 100cases help give the student understanding the role of the judicial system in the construction industryand help them learn to assess contract terms and risk.
1 Description of the Construction Industry 2 Construction Contracting Methods 3 The Nature of Contracts 4 Issues Concerning Real Property 5 Agents 6 Forms of Organizations 7 Contract Disputes and Torts 8 Surety Bonds 9 The Bidding Phase 10 Construction Contract Documents 11 Unit Price, Cost-Plus, and Lump Sum Contracts 12 Changes 13 Changed Conditions 14 Matters of Time 15 Payments 16 Warranty 17 Construction Insurance 18 Subcontractors and Subcontracts 19 International Construction Contracts 20 Methods of Dispute Resolution 21 Professional Ethics 22 Construction Safety 23 Labor Relations in Construction Appendix
About the Author :
Jimmie Hinze, University of Florida At Gainesville