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Author Thomas, H. Randolph, 1945-
Title Interpreting construction contracts [electronic resource] : fundamental principles for contractors, project managers, and contract administrators / H. Randolph Thomas, Ralph D. Ellis, Jr.
Publication Info. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2007.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Knovel    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 451 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Introduction -- Basic concepts -- What is a contract? -- Fundamental principles -- Types of changes and disputes -- Notice requirements -- Extra work and oral change orders -- Rules for contract interpretation -- Differing site conditions -- Misrepresentations -- Defective specifications -- The no-damages-for-delay clause -- Substantial completion -- Liquidated damages.
Summary "Every day, engineers and managers are called upon to understand and execute the terms of construction contracts. Often, these professionals have little or no legal training and find themselves relying upon intuition, common sense, or hearsay - with possibly unfortunate and expensive results.".
"In Interpreting Construction Contracts, Thomas and Ellis seek to rescue contractors, project managers, and contract administrators struggling to interpret these contracts. By using rules set forth by the judiciary and drawing upon decades of legal research and practical experience, the authors discuss the most troublesome contract clauses and present rules to construe them so as to avoid disputes that must be resolved in court. Diagrams and case studies appear, as well as over 70 discussion exercises and solutions, reinforcing the principles introduced in each chapter."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Construction contracts -- United States.
Construction contracts -- United States -- Interpretation and construction.
Contractors -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Project managers -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Added Author Ellis, Ralph D. (Civil engineer)
Related To Print version: Thomas, H. Randolph, 1945- Interpreting construction contracts. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2007 (DLC) 2007042067
Standard No. 764547615 782955251
ISBN 9780784471906 (electronic bk.)
0784471908 (electronic bk.)
0784409218 (hbk.)
9780784409213 (hbk.)
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