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Beschreibung

Many building projects are the subject of claims – the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood.

This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice. Changes include:

  • Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases
  • Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite
  • Coverage of changes to the NEC contract
  • Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts
  • Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices
  • Appendix 1 has been substantially revised

Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.

David Chappell BA(Hons Arch), MA(Arch), MA(Law), PhD, RIBA with 50 years experience in the construction industry has worked as an architect in the public and private sectors, as contracts administrator for a building contractor, as a lecturer in construction law and contracts procedure and as a construction contracts consultant. He is currently Director of David Chappell Consultancy Limited, is a Specialist Advisor to the RIBA and RSUA and frequently acts as an adjudicator. He was Professor of Architectural Practice and Management Research at The Queen's University of Belfast and Visiting Professor of Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He regularly acts as an adjudicator and is author of many books for the construction industry.

Autorentext
David Chappell BA(Hons Arch), MA(Arch), MA(Law), PhD, RIBA with 50 years experience in the construction industry has worked as an architect in the public and private sectors, as contracts administrator for a building contractor, as a lecturer in construction law and contracts procedure and as a construction contracts consultant. He is currently Director of David Chappell Consultancy Limited, is a Specialist Advisor to the RIBA and RSUA and frequently acts as an adjudicator. He was Professor of Architectural Practice and Management Research at The Queen's University of Belfast and Visiting Professor of Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He regularly acts as an adjudicator and is author of many books for the construction industry.

Klappentext

Many building projects are the subject of claims the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood. This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice. Changes include: Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite Coverage of changes to the NEC contract Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices Appendix 1 has been substantially revised Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.



Zusammenfassung
Many building projects are the subject of claims the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood.

This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice. Changes include:

  • Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases
  • Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite
  • Coverage of changes to the NEC contract
  • Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts
  • Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices
  • Appendix 1 has been substantially revised

Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.



Inhalt
Preface vii

Acknowledgements x

Contract abbreviations xi

PART I 1

1 Introduction 3

1.1 Structure of the book 3

1.2 Types of claims 3

1.3 The basis of claims 8

1.4 Architect's and contract administrator's powers and liability to contractor 11

1.5 Quantity surveyor's powers 16

2 Time 20

2.1 Time of the essence 20

2.2 Time at large 22

2.3 Extension of time clauses in contracts 26

2.4 Concurrency 32

2.5 Acceleration 40

2.6 Sectional completion 47

2.7 The SCL extension of time Protocol 51

3 Liquidated damages 57

3.1 The meaning and purpose of liquidated damages 57

3.2 Liquidated damages or penalty 58

3.3 Liquidated damages as limitation of liability 65

3.4 Sums greater than a genuine pre-estimate 66

3.5 Liquidated damages as an exhaustive remedy 67

3.6 Injunction 72

3.7 Liquidated damages in relation to loss 74

3.8 Where there is no breach of contract 75

3.9 Calculation of liquidated damages 77

3.10 Where there is partial possession 78

3.11 Maximum recovery if sum is a penalty 80

3.12 Maximum recovery if liquidated damages do not apply 82

3.13 Defences to liquidated damages in building contracts 84

3.14 Bonus clauses 93

4 Basis for common law claims 95

4.1 General 95

4.2 Implied terms 97

4.3 Variation of contract 103

4.4 Omission of work to give it to others 104

4.5 Extra work 107

4.6 Possession of site 109

4.7 Site conditions 113

5 Direct loss and/or expense 117

5.1 Defi nition 117

5.2 Direct v indirect 118

5.3 Exclusion of consequential loss 120

6 Points of principle 123

6.1 Measure of damages 123

6.2 Burden of proof 124

6.3 Res ipsa loquitur 125

6.4 Mitigation of loss 125

6.5 Betterment 127

6.6 Notices 128

6.7 Categories of claim 135

7 Potential heads of claim 140

7.1 Foreshortened programme 140

7.2 The 'knock-on' effect 143

7.3 The more common heads of loss 147

7.4 Cost of a claim 180

8 Causation 182

8.1 Theory 182

8.2 Use of networks 184

8.3 Float 189

9 Global claims 192

9.1 Basic principles of global claims 192

9.2 Unacceptable global claims 194

9.3 The current position 196

10 Preparation and substantiation of claims 201

10.1 Preparing a claim 201

10.2 Types of evidence required to support a claim 206

10.3 'Scott schedules' 213

PART II 217

11 Extension of time under JCT standard form contracts 219

11.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 219

11.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 248

11.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 251

11.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 254

11.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 256

11.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 257

11.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 259

11.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 260

11.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 262

11.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 264

12 Liquidated damages under JCT standard form contracts 268

12.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 268

12.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 273

12.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 273

12.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 274

12.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 275

12.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 275

12.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 275

12.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 276

12.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 276

12.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 277

13 Loss and/or expense under JCT standard form contracts 278

13.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 278

13.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 305

13.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 309

13.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 311

13.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 315

13.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 316

13.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 316

13.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 316

13.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 318

13.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 318

14 Variations 319

14.1 Introduction 319

14.2 The baseline 320

14.3 Bills of quantities 321

14.4 Functions of the architect and the quantity surveyor 324

14.5 JCT Standard Building Contract (SBC) 325

14.6 JCT Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 345

14.7 JCT Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD...

Produktinformationen

Titel: Building Contract Claims
Autor:
EAN: 9781119951957
ISBN: 978-1-119-95195-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Wiley
Genre: Bau- und Umwelttechnik
Anzahl Seiten: 632
Veröffentlichung: 22.07.2011
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 5. Aufl.
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.9 MB