Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry

7th Edition

Allan Ashworth, Srinath Perera

Published March 13, 2018
Textbook - 436 Pages
ISBN 9781138693937 - CAT# Y286586

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Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry 7th edition aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject, and reinforces the changes that are taking place within the construction industry. The book looks at contract law within the context of construction contracts, it examines the different procurement routes that have evolved over time and the particular aspects relating to design and construction, lean methods of construction and the advantages and disadvantages of PFI/PPP and its variants. It covers the development of partnering, supply chain management, design and build and the way that the clients and professions have adapted to change in the procurement of buildings and engineering projects.

This book is an indispensable companion for students taking undergraduate courses in Building and Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management. It is also suitable for students on HND/C courses in Building and Construction Management as well as foundation degree courses in Building and Construction Management.

Key features of the new edition include:

  • A revised chapter covering the concept of value for money in line with the greater emphasis on added value throughout the industry today.
  • A new chapter covering developments in information technology applications (building information modelling, blockchains, data analytics, smart contracts and others) and construction procurement.
  • Deeper coverage of the strategies that need to be considered in respect of contract selection.
  • Improved discussion of sustainability and the increasing importance of resilience in the built environment.
  • Concise descriptions of some the more important construction case laws.


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