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TitleContract Practice for Surveyors
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Table of Contents
                            Front cover
Title page
Copyright page
Table of contents
List of figures and tables
Preface
1 Contracts and the surveyor
	The nature and form of contracts
	The surveyor’s role
	Overview
	References
	Bibliography
2 Building procurement
	Traditional methods
	The composite nature of contracts
	Circumstances in which the various types of contract may be used
	The risk factor
	Relationships between the parties
	Alternative methods
	Bibliography
	References
3 Contract selection
	Introduction
	Standard forms of construction contract
	An approach to effective contract selection
	References
	Bibliography
4 Tendering methods and procedures
	Methods of contractor selection
	Tender documents
	Tendering procedure
	Electronic tendering
	References
5 Examining and reporting on tenders
	Examination of selected tender
	Reporting on tenders
	Dealing with errors, etc.
	References
6 The contract
	The contract documents
	Preparations for executing the contract
	Copies of contract documents
	The contract sum
	References
	Bibliography
7 Variations and instructions
	Definition and origin of variations
	Measuring variations
	Variation accounts
	Valuing variations
	Additional expense arising from variations
	Use of erroneous rates when pricing variations
	Adjustment of Preliminaries on account of variations
	Variations on contractor’s designed portion work
	Examples of variations
	References
8 Fluctuations
	Introduction
	Traditional method
	Additions to net sums recoverable
	Exclusions
	Recording and checking fluctuations claims
	Payment
	Fluctuations after expiry of the contract period
	Other non-recoverable fluctuations
	Formula method
	Preparatory work necessary before using the formulae
	Calculation of adjustment amounts
	Application of the formula rules to work executed after the Completion Date (or extended Completion Date)
	Adjustment of value of work included in interim valuations issued after the issue of the Certificate of Practical Completion
	Errors
	Specialist engineering formulae
	References
9 Claims
	Common law claims
	Contractual claims
	Global claims
	Bibliography
	References
10 Interim valuations
	Payment requirements under the Act
	The Scheme
	Frequency of valuations and ‘valuation date’
	General procedure
	Notifying the architect
	Payments and notices
	Advance payments
	Liquidated and ascertained damages
	Examples of interim valuations
	References
11 Final accounts
	Constituents of final accounts
	Final certificate
	Example of final account
	Reference
12 Cost control
	The surveyor’s role
	Monitoring and reporting on the financial position
	Forecasting client’s capital expenditure flow
	Forecasting contractor’s earnings and expenditure
	References
13 Capital allowances
	Introduction
	Capital allowances
	Rates of allowances
	Bibliography
14 Indemnity and insurance
	Introduction
	Some general principles of insurance
	Indemnity
	Insurance against injury to persons and property
	Insurance of the works
	Professional indemnity insurance
	Joint fire code
	Summary
	References
	Bibliography
15 Health and safety: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994
	Introduction
	The Regulations
	References
	Bibliography
16 Collateral warranties
	Introduction
	General principles
	Interested parties
	Terms of warranty
	Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
	Conferring benefits under the JCT form
	Liability to third parties
	An alternative to collateral warranties
	References
	Bibliography
17 Guarantees and bonds
	Introduction
	The purpose of guarantees and bonds
	Sources and formats of bonds
	The arguments for and against bonds and guarantees
	The use of bonds
	JCT bonds
	Reference
	Bibliography
18 Value management
	Introduction
	A brief history of value management
	Definitions
	The value process
	The application of value management
	The benefits of value management
	Some value management case studies
	The benefits in summary
19 Insolvency
	Introduction
	The law
	Client’s creditor status
	Provisions in the JCT Standard Building Contract
	Avoidance, precautions and indications
	Action in the event of contractor insolvency
	Domestic sub-contractors
	References
	Bibliography
20 Dispute resolution
	Introduction
	Litigation
	Arbitration
	Alternative dispute resolution
	Adjudication
	Conclusion
	References
	Bibliography
Appendix A: Particulars of contract referred to in the examples given in the text
Appendix B: Articles of Agreement
Index to references to clauses in JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities
Index
                        

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