Contract Practice for Surveyors, Fourth Edition by Phil Griffiths, Simon Birchall, J W RAMUS

By Phil Griffiths, Simon Birchall, J W RAMUS

This booklet offers a close advisor to the rules and perform of building contracts. it's written for either scholars and pros operating in all branches of surveying and building. dependent round the JCT 05 regular development Contracts, it's been absolutely revised and up-to-date to mirror the most recent types of those contracts. The publication units out basically what can be performed at each one degree of the development agreement approach. every one step is illustrated with examples of excellent perform making transparent the function and tasks of the surveyor and the way obligations are most sensible introduced. This fourth variation of agreement perform for Surveyors builds at the book's popularity for readability and ease to supply the main obtainable and important introductory advisor to building contracts to be had this present day. ·Clear, easy and simple to keep on with consultant to perform and systems ·Examples of most sensible perform all through ·Fully up to date for the most recent revisions to the normal shape

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13. PFI: Construction Performance (London: National Audit Office, 2003), p. 6. 14. Achieving Excellence in Construction Procurement Guide 06, op. , p. 10. 15. Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development (Englemere: CIOB, 1992). 16. NJCC, Guidance Note 1 – Joint Venture Tendering for Contracts in the UK (London: RIBA Publications Ltd, 1996), p. 1. 3 Contract selection Introduction It is normal, but not essential, for standard forms of contract to be used as the basis for an agreement between a developer and a contractor.

15. Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development (Englemere: CIOB, 1992). 16. NJCC, Guidance Note 1 – Joint Venture Tendering for Contracts in the UK (London: RIBA Publications Ltd, 1996), p. 1. 3 Contract selection Introduction It is normal, but not essential, for standard forms of contract to be used as the basis for an agreement between a developer and a contractor. The complex nature of construction, together with the high levels of risk often involved, usually mean that the use of a standard form of contract is advisable, certainly for all but the smallest of projects.

The composite nature of contracts Although, for convenience, classifications and type labels such as the foregoing are commonly used, in practice contracts often 28 Contract Practice for Surveyors combine the characteristics of two or more types. McCanlis has pointed out6 that, for example, a lump sum contract based on bills of firm quantities often contains items with provisional quantities requiring re-measurement and therefore such items bear the characteristics of a schedule of rates contract.

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