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Understanding NEC4: Term Service Contract

Understanding NEC4: Term Service Contract

Forthcoming

Kelvin Hughes, Patrick Waterhouse
March 15, 2018

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

David Chappell
September 28, 2017

This tenth edition of David Chappell’s bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, loss and/or expense, insurance and many other smaller but significant changes, and includes a section on performance bonds and guarantees. This remains the most...

Understanding the Building Regulations

Understanding the Building Regulations

Simon Polley
September 16, 2014

Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations? Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read and light enough to carry around with you, this is the ideal introduction to a vital part...

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract: A Practical Handbook

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract: A Practical Handbook

Kelvin Hughes
May 19, 2014

As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. This set of contracts, currently in the third edition, is different to...

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract: A Practical Handbook

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract: A Practical Handbook

Kelvin Hughes
August 02, 2013

As use of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in...

Understanding Building Failures

Understanding Building Failures

James Douglas, Bill Ransom
April 12, 2013

Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures...

Understanding the NEC3 ECC Contract: A Practical Handbook

Understanding the NEC3 ECC Contract: A Practical Handbook

Kelvin Hughes
October 16, 2012

As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in...

Understanding the CDM 2007 Regulations

Understanding the CDM 2007 Regulations

Owen V Griffiths, Alun V Griffiths
December 14, 2010

Almost 3000 lives have been lost in the UK construction industry over the last twenty-five years, in addition to those seriously injured or made ill. The need to reduce this rate has required tight controls to be introduced throughout the planning and management of construction...

Understanding IT in Construction

Understanding IT in Construction

Ming Sun, Rob Howard
December 04, 2003

In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has been transforming business practice in many sectors resulting in efficiency gains and improved services for the client. The construction industry lags behind other manufacturing and service industries in adopting the new technology. To promote the...

Understanding the Building Regulations

Understanding the Building Regulations

Simon Polley
September 06, 2001

This is a new edition of the highly successful introductory guide to current Building Regulations and Approval Documents. Including the major revisions to part B, it is an essential tool for those involved in design and construction and for those who require knowledge of building control....

Understanding Quality Assurance in Construction: A Practical Guide to ISO 9000 for Contractors

Understanding Quality Assurance in Construction: A Practical Guide to ISO 9000 for Contractors

H.W. Chung
August 12, 1999

The ISO 9000 family of quality standards has been adopted world-wide as a framework for building better relationships between suppliers and customers. Originally a manufacturing-industry concern, quality is now acknowledged to be a key issue for the construction sector whose clients increasingly...

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