Law for the Construction Industry

Author: J.R. Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317888766
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Law for the Construction Industry provides a comprehensive introduction to the English legal system and basic contract law for those involved in the construction industry. It covers the level 2 module on legal studies of The CIOB's Education Framework and is officially sanctioned by The CIOB as the recognised book for that module. The book assumes no previous knowledge of English law. The second edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the latest legal changes. It explains basic contract law and gives the reader an understanding of employment and consumer law whilst placing law in the context of the construction industry throughout. Law for the Construction Industry is a core textbook for the CIOB level 2 module on legal studies, as well as BTEC HNC/D and degree courses in building and construction management.

Law for the Construction Industry

Author: Stephanie Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780582287082
Format: PDF, Docs
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Law for the Construction Industry provides a comprehensive introduction to the English legal system and basic contract law for those involved in the construction industry. It covers the level 2 module on legal studies of The CIOB's Education Framework and is officially sanctioned by The CIOB as the recognised book for that module. The book assumes no previous knowledge of English law. The second edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the latest legal changes. It explains basic contract law and gives the reader an understanding of employment and consumer law whilst placing law in the context of the construction industry throughout. Law for the Construction Industry is a core textbook for the CIOB level 2 module on legal studies, as well as BTEC HNC/D and degree courses in building and construction management.

Dictionary of Construction Terms

Author: Simon Tolson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317912357
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

New Code of Estimating Practice

Author: The Chartered Institute of Building
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119329647
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The essential, authoritative guide to providing accurate, systematic, and reliable estimating for construction projects—newly revised Pricing and bidding for construction work is at the heart of every construction business, and in the minds of construction consultants’ poor bids lead to poor performance and nobody wins. New Code of Estimating Practice examines the processes of estimating and pricing, providing best practice guidelines for those involved in procuring and pricing construction works, both in the public and private sectors. It embodies principles that are applicable to any project regardless of size or complexity. This authoritative guide has been completely rewritten to include much more contextual and educational material as well as the code of practice. It covers changes in estimating practice; the bidding process; the fundamentals in formulating a bid; the pre-qualification process; procurement options; contractual arrangements and legal issues; preliminaries; temporary works; cost estimating techniques; risk management; logistics; resource and production planning; computer-aided estimating; information and time planning; resource planning and pricing; preparation of an estimator’s report; bid assembly and adjudication; pre-production planning and processes; and site production. Established standard for the construction industry, providing the only code of practice on construction estimating Prepared under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of other professional bodies Completely rewritten since the 7th edition, to include much more contextual and educational material, as well as the core code of practice New Code of Estimating Practice is an important book for construction contractors, specialist contractors, quantity surveyors/cost consultants, and for students of construction and quantity surveying.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Author: Michael Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134232993
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development

Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118378180
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The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.

Constructing a Better Image

Author: Construction Industry Board
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727725462
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The construction industry has a lot of good news to tell. Through implementing Sir Michael Latham's recommendations, it is positively addressing many of its perceived failings. The proposals in this report are designed to enable the Construction Industry Board to get this message across, both within the industry and outside, among its clients and the general public. They include the launch of a nationwide Considerate Constructors Scheme by the end of 1996, a National Construction Week from 1997, and a public relations campaign co-ordinated by the CIB once its publications and other output begin to appear from summer 1996 onwards.

Management for the Construction Industry

Author: Stephen D. Lavender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317889908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Management for the Construction Industry introduces the principles of management and applies them to the construction industry. It covers the level 2 module of the CIOB's Education Framework on management and is officially sanctioned by the CIOB as the recognised text for that module. The text builds on the knowledge of basic disciplines, such as technology, economics and law, and forms the basis for more advanced studies in specialist aspects of management. The main context of the book is the construction industry but emphasis is also given throughout to transferable skills in the study of management. This book is a core text for the CIOB level 2 module on management, as well as BTEC HNC/D building studies and degree courses in building, construction management and surveying.

MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts

Author: MacRoberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118273435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides a guide to the general principles of Scottish lawrelevant to construction contracts and the main provisions of thestandard forms of construction contract used in Scotlandincluding: the obligations of employers and contractors certification payment ending a construction contract remedies subcontracts collateral warranties insurance dispute resolution regulatory matters The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded totake account of the latest editions of the Scottish StandardBuilding Contracts and recent case law. Specific updates have beendriven by the following changes to legislation and standardcontracts Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009and the relative Scheme for Construction Contracts Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 Recognising the significant increase in use of NEC3 standardforms of contract, references to NEC3 provisions have beenintroduced throughout the relevant chapters so that each now coversthe common law, the SBCC provisions and the NEC3 provisions. It also features new chapters on: litigation; competition; theBribery Act 2010; and guarantees and bonds. From reviews of previous editions: ‘very approachable and readable… I wouldparticularly recommend this book to non-legal constructionprofessionals’ – Construction & EngineeringLaw ‘an informative textbook for the practitioner… [a]significant contribution to knowledge’ –Arbitration ‘a highly competent… textbook which would be ofvalue for industry professionals with no legal background’– Construction Law