Written by an engineer and construction lawyer with many years of experience, The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects provides unique and invaluable guidance on the role of contracts in construction and engineering projects. Compiling papers written and edited by the author, it draws together a lifetime of lessons learned in these fields and covers the topics a practicing professional might encounter in such a project, developed in bite-sized chunks.avoidance and resolution of disputes;?forensic engineers and expert witnesses; and?international construction contracts.Key topics included are:the engineer and the contract;?the project and the contract;The inclusion of numerous case studies to illustrate the importance of getting the contract right before it is entered into, and the consequences that may ensue if this is not done, makes The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects essential reading for construction professionals, lawyers and students of construction law.
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chapter 1 Overview part Part I The engineer and the contract chapter 2 The evolution of the role of the engineer chapter 3 Time, cost and quality - the engineer's eternal challenge chapter 4 Risk and construction contracts chapter 5 Managing design risk chapter 6 Contracts for design services / Donald Charrett chapter 7 Design life or service life: What is the difference? chapter 8 Fit for purpose or due skill and care? / AND CARE? chapter 9 Design AND construct contracts and final design cost risk chapter 10 The duty of care in design - can engineers rely on codes of practice? / Donald Charrett part Part II The project and the contract chapter 11 The importance of standard form contracts chapter 12 Challenges in achieving successful megaprojects / Donald Charrett chapter 13 Managing time, cost and quality - a tale of two buildings chapter 14 A tale of two bridges: Issues arising from design and construct contracts chapter 15 State of Tasmania v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd chapter 16 THE CANTERBURYEARTHQUAKES I chapter 17 The Canterbury earthquakes II chapter 18 Construction failures: Have we learned the lessons of history? chapter 19 Lessons from failures - Quebec Bridge chapter 20 Lessons from failures - West Gate Bridge part Part III Avoidance and resolution of disputes chapter 21 The avoidance of disputes by Contractors in design and construct contracts chapter 22 COST- EFFECTIVE RESOLUTION OF CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES chapter 23 Dispute boards and construction contracts chapter 24 The commercial value of Dispute Boards under FIDIC contracts chapter 25 The "best" method of resolution of construction disputes - elusive or illusory? part Part IV Forensic engineers and expert witnesses chapter 26 The engagement of forensic engineers / Donald Charrett chapter 27 Guidelines for experts chapter 28 Getting the most out of expert witnesses chapter 29 The rules for expert evidence in Australia part Part V International construction contracts chapter 30 "A common law of construction contracts" - or vive la différence? chapter 31 The use of the Unidroit Principles in international construction contracts chapter 32 Final comments.