Surety Bonds for Construction Contracts

Author: Jeffrey S. Russell
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 078447043X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents the complex field of suretyship for construction contracts by describing and analyzing each element of the surety bonding process in basic terms. Russell unravels the suretyship puzzle through numerous examples and extended case studies drawn from real-world experience. Sample bond forms and surety documents, as well as an extensive glossary of key terms, serve to further illustrate each step of the bonding process. As the only comprehensive treatment of surety bonding for construction contracts, this book explains the details of suretyship as well as these topics: How surety bonds function, How a contractor can secure bonding, Who the key players are in the surety relationship and how they interact, How to properly structure key documents, What a contractor should look for in a surety and in an independent surety agent, Why the private owner should consider surety bonding to guarantee projects, How surety bond claims are handled, and The steps a surety company may take when contractor default occurs. In addition to exploring the many facets of the bonding relationship, this book describes many subtleties of this endeavor, including the surety's role in prequalifying contractors and why an owner might consider requiring or waiving surety bonds; opportunities to benefit from the financial analysis of the underwriter; and alternatives to surety products for contractors who may have experienced difficulties acquiring bonding. This book also covers such issues as international guaranty, reinsurance, surety and design-build, and emerging surety market trends. This book will be useful to contractors, owners, design professionals, construction accountants and attorneys, and other construction industry personnel.

Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims

Author: William Schwartzkopf
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735552630
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition provides clear guidance on the methods, procedures and case law surrounding the surety process. Whether you represent the surety, principal, or obligee, this one-of-a-kind reference will provide you with the indispensable, practical guidance and reliable tools you need to manage the surety process. Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition is logically organized around the various types of bonds - payment bond, bid bond, performance bond - as well as the claims that are asserted against those bonds, and the methods of investigation and resolution of those claims. It covers in detail the surety's options for resolving performance bond claims, including: Tender Completion by the obligee Completion by surety Financing the principal This book also addresses matters that affect the claims handling process, such as: Bankruptcy of the principal Claims for extra-contractual damages Claims by the surety against the principal Indemnity for losses sustained by the surety The interrelationship of the surety and the insurance carriers for the construction project Valuable analysis of case law is included within the discussion of each topic, and the relevant facts of key cases are highlighted where applicable. Bonus Interactive CD-ROM Includes All Forms and Documents This unique CD-ROM contains nearly 150 forms, such as sample agreements and correspondence among the parties, providing the guidance you need to act quickly and protect your client's interests in any situation.

The Bond Book Third Edition Everything Investors Need to Know About Treasuries Municipals GNMAs Corporates Zeros Bond Funds Money Market Funds and More

Author: Annette Thau
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071713093
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything on Treasuries, munis, bond funds, and more! The bond buyer’s answer book—updated for the new economy “As in the first two editions, this third edition of The Bond Book continues to be the ideal reference for the individual investor. It has all the necessary details, well explained and illustrated without excessive mathematics. In addition to providing this essential content, it is extremely well written.” —James B. Cloonan, Chairman, American Association of Individual Investors “Annette Thau makes the bond market interesting, approachable, and clear. As much as investors will continue to depend on fixed-income securities during their retirement years, they’ll need an insightful guide that ensures they’re appropriately educated and served. The Bond Book does just that.” —Jeff Tjornejoh, Research Director, U.S. and Canada, Lipper, Thomson Reuters “Not only a practical and easy-to-understand guide for the novice, but also a comprehensive reference for professionals. Annette Thau provides the steps to climb to the top of the bond investment ladder. The Bond Book should be a permanent fixture in any investment library!” —Thomas J. Herzfeld, President, Thomas Herzfeld Advisors, Inc. “If the financial crisis of recent years has taught us anything, it’s buyer beware. Fact is, bonds can be just as risky as stocks. That’s why Annette Thau’s new edition of The Bond Book is essential reading for investors who want to know exactly what’s in their portfolios. It also serves as an excellent guide for those of us who are getting older and need to diversify into fixed income.” —Jean Gruss, Southwest Florida Editor, Gulf Coast Business Review, and former Managing Editor, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report About the Book The financial crisis of 2008 caused major disruptions to every sector of the bond market and left even the savviest investors confused about the safety of their investments. To serve these investors and anyone looking to explore opportunities in fixed-income investing, former bond analyst Annette Thau builds on the features and authority that made the first two editions bestsellers in the thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded third edition of The Bond Book. This is a one-stop resource for both seasoned bond investors looking for the latest information on the fixed-income market and equities investors planning to diversify their holdings. Writing in plain English, Thau presents cutting-edge strategies for making the best bond-investing decisions, while explaining how to assess risks and opportunities. She also includes up-to-date listings of online resources with bond prices and other information. Look to this all-in-one guide for information on such critical topics as: Buying individual bonds or bond funds The ins and outs of open-end funds, closed-end funds, and exchangetraded funds (ETFs) The new landscape for municipal bonds: the changed rating scales, the near demise of bond insurance, and Build America Bonds (BABs) The safest bond funds Junk bonds (and emerging market bonds) Buying Treasuries without paying a commission From how bonds work to how to buy and sell them to what to expect from them, The Bond Book, third edition, is a must-read for individual investors and financial advisers who want to enhance the fixed-income allocation of their portfolios.

Construction Contracting

Author: Richard H. Clough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118693213
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management, with sample contracts and documentation and a companion website for additional guidance. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

Construction Contracts

Author: Jimmie Hinze
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073397856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Construction Contracts 3e was written to serve as a learning tool and reference guide. The fundamentals of contract law are presented, along with an in-depth treatment of the construction topics which most frequently result in litigation illustrated by example cases. In addition the author provides an overview of other important construction-related topics, including the procurement process for construction contracts, methods of dispute resolution, surety bonds, construction insurance, construction safety, and construction labor laws. The book is of a managable size for a one-semester course and suitable for undergraduate or graduate construction or architecture students. The 3rd edition incorporates many changes in construction law, regulation, and practice that have occurred during the past decade.

Understanding Construction Contracts

Author: Akhtar Surahyo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319666851
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides an overall understanding of construction contracts, explaining a range of topics with in-depth examples, allowing engineers, site managers, architects, contractors, and other construction professionals in search of information on construction contracts to find it in one place. The volume further serves as a learning tool and a reference guide for students and instructors. Adopting a primarily Canadian perspective, the book provides references from two Standard Contract Documents CCDC (Canadian Construction Document Committee) and FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) and briefly describes other major contract documents used within USA and UK construction industries.

Construction Insurance Bonding and Risk Management

Author: William J. Palmer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070485945
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Don't let a construction lawsuit wipe you out. More and more construction contractors are getting sued these days. Make sure you protect yourself against costly litigation with Construction Insurance, Bonding and Risk Management edited by William J. Palmer, James Maloney, and John L. Heffron. Written in jargon-free language, this quick-and-easy resource will help you identify and manage risk in every phase of construction--from bidding on the job to driving home the final nail. You get the know-how you need to make sense of today's confusing array of insurance and bonds and to select the best coverage for your general business operations, individual contracts, job bidding and more.

Reinsurance Arbitrations

Author: Kyriaki Noussia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642451462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Following events such as the 2008 credit crunch and financial crisis, many sectors of the economy suffered; nevertheless, reinsurance managed to maintain its strong position in the market industry and the global economic arena. Arbitration has traditionally been used in reinsurance, due in no small part to its effective, time- and cost-efficient nature. Hence, reinsurance contracts often include arbitration clauses requiring that any and all disputes arising under the contract be resolved by arbitration. The current work provides an in-depth treatment of reinsurance arbitrations and the various issues they entail in the most representative jurisdictions for such arbitrations. It also aims to pave the way for future directions of arbitration in the context of reinsurance. Any participant in the reinsurance market arena looking for a roadmap to the fascinating legal environment in which reinsurance arbitrations operate would be well advised to have this book on hand.