Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional 

Thomas J. Kelleher Jr.

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Construction projects are complex and multifaceted. Likewise, the law governing construction is complex and multifaceted. Aside from questions of what one can do in construction, there looms also the question of what one may do — that is to say, what the law of construction allows. So what is the law of construction? What factors influence the evolution of construction law? For practical purposes, the law applicable to construction projects falls into three major categories: contract, tort, and statutory/regulatory. Contract law may seem intuitively logical, at least on the surface.

Content :
  • 1 The Legal Context of Construction
  • 2 Interpreting the Contract
  • 3 Alternative Contracting Methods
  • 4 Public-Private Partnerships
  • 5 International Construction Contracts
  • 6 Working in a Different State
  • 7 Competing for the Contract
  • 8 The Uniform Commercial Code and the Construction Industry
  • 9 The Design Professional’s Authority and Responsibility
  • 10 Subcontract Administration and Dispute Avoidance 
  • 11 Contract Changes
  • 12 Differing Site Conditions
  • 13 Schedules, Delays, and Acceleration
  • 14 Inspection, Acceptance, Warranties, and Commissioning
  • 15 Management Techniques to Limit Risks and Avoid Disputes
  • 16 Payment Bonds
  • 17 Performance Bonds and Terminations
  • 18 Proving Costs and Damages
  • 19 An Overview of Environmental and Safety Concerns on the Construction Site
  • 20 Construction Insurance
  • 21 Labor and Employment Issues Affecting the Construction Industry
  • 22 Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting
  • 23 Resolving Construction Dispute
  • 24 Federal Government Construction Contracting—An Overview

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