Civil Engineering Contracts - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780408032018, 9781483161914

Civil Engineering Contracts

2nd Edition

Practice and Procedure

Authors: Charles K. Haswell Douglas S. de Silva
eBook ISBN: 9781483161914
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th August 1989
Page Count: 248
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Civil Engineering Contracts: Practice and Procedure, Second Edition explains the contract procedures used in civil engineering projects. Topics covered include types of contract in civil engineering, general conditions of contract, insurances, and tender procedures. The powers, duties, and functions of the engineer and his representative are also considered. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with an overview of the philosophy underlying the contract system in civil engineering, followed by a discussion on the promotion of civil engineering works. The reader is then introduced to types of civil engineering contracts; contract risk and contract responsibility; the application of contract documents; and general conditions of contract. The remaining chapters focus on contract specifications; bill of quantities and methods of measurement; principles and types of insurance; procedures for competitive bids or tenders; cost estimates, methods of pricing, and rate fixing; and claims on civil engineering contracts. The final chapter is devoted to arbitration and related procedure for the settlement of contract disputes. This monograph will be useful to practicing civil engineers who are involved with contract administration and to younger engineers who are aspiring to obtain professional qualifications.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments 1 The Philosophy of the Contract System in Civil Engineering 2 Contract Promotion 3 Types of Contract 4 Contract Risk and Contract Responsibility 5 Contract Documents and Their Application 6 General Conditions of Contract Appendices 7 Specifications 8 Bill of Quantities and Methods of Measurement 9 Insurances 10 Tender Procedure 11 Powers, Duties and Functions of the Engineer and His Representative 12 Engineer's Estimates, Methods of Pricing and Rate Fixing 13 Claims 14 The nature of Arbitration and Related Procedure Appendices References and Further Reading Index


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