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Author: Stephen Furst, QC
Edition: 11th Rev ed
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
ISBN: 9780414078253
Format: Hardback
Pub Date: 30/12/2020

A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts.

Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICC Conditions of Contract.

Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption.

Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation.

Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on ICC, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts.

Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and composition Examines the contractor's right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work Deals with employer's approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect's certificate.

Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims. Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies. Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts.

What's new A new chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) A revised chapter now dealing with all construction professionals Updates on recent appellate and TCC decisions Commentary on the latest NEC form, NEC4.

Recent construction law cases include: The Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd The Court of Appeal decision in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd and TCC decisions in Network Rail Infrastructure v ABC Electrification; Anchor 2020 v Midas Construction; Zagora Management Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc; Yuanda (UK) v Multiplex Construction Europe; C Spencer v MW High Tech Projects UK; DBE Energy v Biogas Products and Doosan Enpure v Interserve Construction.

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  • Chapter 1 The Nature of a Construction Contract
  • Chapter 2 Formation of Contract
  • Chapter 3 Construction of Contracts
  • Chapter 4 The Right to Payment and Varied Work
  • Chapter 5 Employer’s Approval and Architect’s Certificates
  • Chapter 6 Excuses for Non-performance
  • Chapter 7 Negligence, Economic Loss, Liability to Third Parties and Nuisance
  • Chapter 8 Delay and Disruption Claims
  • Chapter 9 Financial Recovery and Causation
  • Chapter 10 Liquidated Damages and Penalties
  • Chapter 11 Default of the Parties ¬– Various Matters
  • Chapter 12 Various Equitable Doctrines and Remedies
  • Chapter 13 Assignments, Substituted Contracts and Sub-contracts
  • Chapter 14 Architects, Engineers and Surveyors
  • Chapter 15 Public Procurement
  • Chapter 16 Various Legislation
  • Chapter 17 Arbitration
  • Chapter 18 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Chapter 19 Litigation
  • Chapter 20 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Chapter 21 The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract (2011 EDN)
  • Chapter 22 The Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, 2014 EDN
  • Chapter 23 NEC3 Contract
  • Chapter 24 The FIDIC Standard Forms
  • Appendix A The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as Amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009
  • Appendix B The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998, as Amended

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