Building Contract Dictionary

Author: David Chappell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470779942
Format: PDF, Docs
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Building Contract Dictionary provides a succinct, but authoritative reference to words, phrases and terms encountered in, and in connection with, building contracts. For the new edition all entries have been reconsidered and updated in light of case law and legislation and the book has been substantially enlarged since the last edition ten years ago. There are now over 800 separate entries A wide range of contracts has been referenced, including JCT 98, IFC 98, MW 98, WCD 98, PCC 98, MC 98, ACA 3, GC/Works/1 (1998), NEC, NSC/C, DOM/1, DOM/2 as well as topics such as adjudication, arbitration and the Civil Procedure Rules. It will provide an invaluable reference for architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and contractors. It will also find a ready readership among all construction lawyers. "This is an indispensable book which provides a succinct but authoritative reference to "words, phrases and terms" encountered in the construction industry. ...many of the entries give a substantial commentary on a variety of matters you always wanted to know about but never got round to finding out." Arbitration

Dictionary of Construction Terms

Author: Simon Tolson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317912357
Format: PDF
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The Dictionary of Construction Terms offers clear and concise explanations of the most commonly encountered legal and technical terms, phrases and abbreviations used throughout the construction industry. It will save valuable time when searching for an authoritative explanation of a frequently used term and will become a practical reference for construction lawyers, practitioners and students, as well as those in related industries including planning, property and insurance. Why you should buy this book: There is no other all-inclusive collection of legal and technical terms available at present Convenient source of information for lawyers, practitioners and students Includes a list of common technical acronyms (ie. DPC, DPM, FFL) Lists acronyms of common institutions such as the ICE, JCT and ACE Examples of definitions: Modular construction A modern construction method whereby the building is constructed using prefabricated or pre-assembled building sections or modules. The three-dimensional building sections are typically fabricated and assembled in an enclosed factory environment and then delivered to site, ready for installation. Modular construction is aimed at minimising construction time by standardising design components, providing consistent quality and allowing site preparation and building activities to commence concurrently with the construction of the factory-made modules. Snagging The process of formally inspecting the construction works to identify any incomplete works or defects in completed works. A snagging list (or ‘punch list’) is a schedule of defects resulting from this inspection. These items typically need to be rectified prior to the issuing of a completion certificate or handing-over of the works although in some cases a completion certificate will be issued with a snagging list attached.

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Author: Nikolas Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136410252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Davies and Jokiniemi's work sets a new standard for reference books for all those interested in the buildings that surround us. To browse the book and to see how this title is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike, visit www.architectsdictionary.com.

International Construction Contract Law

Author: Lukas Klee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119430526
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The updated second edition of the practical guide to international construction contract law The revised second edition of International Construction Contract Law is a comprehensive book that offers an understanding of the legal and managerial aspects of large international construction projects. This practical resource presents an introduction to the global construction industry, reviews the basics of construction projects and examines the common risks inherent in construction projects. The author — an expert in international construction contracts — puts the focus on FIDIC standard forms and describes their use within various legal systems. This important text contains also a comparison of other common standard forms such as NEC, AIA and VOB, and explains how they are used in a global context. The revised edition of International Construction Contract Law offers additional vignettes on current subjects written by international panel of numerous contributors. Designed to be an accessible resource, the book includes a basic dictionary of construction contract terminology, many sample letters for Claim Management and a wealth of examples and case studies that offer helpful aids for construction practitioners. The second edition of the text includes: • Updated material in terms of new FIDIC and NEC Forms published in 2017 • Many additional vignettes that clearly exemplify the concepts presented within the text • Information that is appropriate for a global market, rather than oriented to any particular legal system • The essential tools that were highlighted the first edition such as sample letters, dictionary and more • A practical approach to the principles of International Construction Contract Law and construction contract management. Does not get bogged down with detailed legal jargon Written for consulting engineers, lawyers, clients, developers, contractors and construction managers worldwide, the second edition of International Construction Contract Law offers an essential guide to the legal and managerial aspects of large international construction projects.

A Dictionary of Construction Surveying and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191044946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 7,500 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

Routledge German Dictionary of Construction Worterbuch Bauwesen

Author: Hans Junge Dieter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113676223X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This dictionary consists of some 25,000 entries in both German and English, drawn from all the major, as well as newly-developed areas in the fields of Construction including: Architecture & Building Design * Building Hardware & Interior Equipment * Building Machinery * Concrete Works * Construction Law & Building Contracts * Electronics * Environment * Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning * Infrastructure & Design * Insulation, Surface Works & Corrosion Structures * Material Properties * Sound & Thermal * Steel & Aluminium Structures * Stone Buildings * Timber Structures

Building Maintenance Management

Author: Barrie Chanter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470691298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new edition of an informative and accessible book guides building surveyors and facilities managers through the key aspects of property maintenance and continues to be of value to both students and practitioners. With the increasing cost of new-build, effective maintenance of existing building stock is becoming ever more important and building maintenance work now represents nearly half of total construction output in the UK. Building Maintenance Management provides a comprehensive profile of the many aspects of property maintenance. This second edition has been updated throughout, with sections on outsourcing; maintenance planning; benchmarking and KPIs; and current trends in procurement routes (including partnering and the growth of PFI) integrated into the text. There is also a new chapter on the changing context within which maintenance is carried out, largely concerned with its relationship to facilities management. More coverage is given of maintenance organisations and there are major updates to relevant aspects of health and safety and to contract forms.

Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology

Author: Henry J. Cowan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415312345
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering a range of disciplines across architecture and building and including both SI metric and Imperial units, this dictionary and reference work will enable students and professionals to use and understand vocabulary from other areas of expertise, and contribute to better communication.

Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts

Author: D.A. Stephenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135826501
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Considers each stage in the course of an arbitration in detail, from the claimant's decision to seek the means of resolving a dispute to the arbitrator's award, explaining clearly and concisely what is expected of the claimant, respondent and arbitrator and when.