A Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction and Engineering Projects

Author: Roger Gibson,Anthony Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047065743X

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Disruption of a construction project is of key concern to the contractor as any delay to the project will involve the contractor in financial loss, unless those losses can be recovered from the employer. It is, however, acknowledged that disruption claims in construction are difficult to prove, usually the result of poor or inaccurate project records, but the cost of lost productivity or reduced efficiency to the contractor under these circumstances is very real. Practical Guide to Disruption and Productivity Loss on Construction & Engineering Projects is clearly written to explain the key causes of disruption and productivity loss. Disruption claims rest on proof of causation, so it discusses the project records that are necessary to demonstrate the causes of disruption, lost productivity and reduced efficiency in detail. Quantification of a disruption claim in terms of delay to activities and the associated costs are also fully discussed. With many worked examples throughout the text, this will be an essential book for anyone either preparing or assessing a disruption and loss of productivity claims, including architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.
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Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts

Author: Andrew Burr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317377729

Category: Law

Page: 1168

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Delay and disruption in the course of construction impacts upon building projects of any scale. Now in its 5th edition Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts continues to be the pre-eminent guide to these often complex and potentially costly issues and has been cited by the judiciary as a leading textbook in court decisions worldwide, see, for example, Mirant v Ove Arup [2007] EWHC 918 (TCC) at [122] to [135] per the late His Honour Judge Toulmin CMG QC. Whilst covering the manner in which delay and disruption should be considered at each stage of a construction project, from inception to completion and beyond, this book includes: An international team of specialist advisory editors, namely Francis Barber (insurance), Steve Briggs (time), Wolfgang Breyer (civil law), Joe Castellano (North America), David-John Gibbs (BIM), Wendy MacLaughlin (Pacific Rim), Chris Miers (dispute boards), Rob Palles-Clark (money), and Keith Pickavance Comparative analysis of the law in this field in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States and in civil law jurisdictions Commentary upon, and comparison of, standard forms from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere, including two major new forms New chapters on adjudication, dispute boards and the civil law dynamic Extensive coverage of Building Information Modelling New appendices on the SCL Protocol (Julian Bailey) and the choice of delay analysis methodologies (Nuhu Braimah) Updated case law (to December 2014), linked directly to the principles explained in the text, with over 100 helpful "Illustrations" Bespoke diagrams, which are available for digital download and aid explanation of multi-faceted issues This book addresses delay and disruption in a manner which is practical, useful and academically rigorous. As such, it remains an essential reference for any lawyer, dispute resolver, project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, or academic involved in the construction industry.
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Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims

Author: Hamish Lal

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727731654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims is a practical text that seeks to challenge current construction industry cost and time estimating methods, demystify the measurement of site labour/resource productivity and put forward a rational and sufficiently accurate method of quantifying the effects of disruption in terms of both cost and time. Through the use of the solutions on four very different demonstration construction projects, Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims provides worked examples and tangible evidence of how the solution is designed to operate in practice.
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Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law

A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

Author: John M. Mastin,Eric L. Nelson,Ronald G. Robey,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119540178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

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The #1 construction law guide for construction professionals Updated and expanded to reflect the most recent changes in construction law, this practical guide teaches readersthe difficult theories, principles, and established rules that regulate the construction business. It addresses the practical steps required to avoid and mitigate risks—whether the project is performed domestically or internationally, or whether it uses a traditional design-bid-build delivery system or one of the many alternative project delivery systems. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional provides a comprehensive introduction to the important legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry today. This latest edition features: all-new coverage of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD); extended information on the civil False Claims Act; and fully updated references to current AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and EJDC contract documents. Chapters coverthe legal context of construction; interpreting a contract; public-private partnerships (P3); design-build and EPC; and international construction contracts. Other topics include: management techniques to limit risks and avoid disputes; proving costs and damages, including for changes and claims for delay and disruption; construction insurance, including general liability, builders risk, professional liability, OCIP, CCIP, and OPPI; bankruptcy; federal government construction contracting; and more. Fully updated with comprehensive coverage of the significant legal topics and questions that affect the construction industry Discusses new project delivery methods including Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Presents new coverage of digital tools and processes including Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Provides extended and updated coverage of the civil False Claims Act as it relates to government construction contracting Filled with checklists, sample forms, and summary “Points to Remember” for each chapter, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional, Sixth Edition is the perfect resource for construction firm managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers. It will also greatly benefit students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture.
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Avoiding & resolving construction claims

Author: Barry B. Bramble,Michael F. D'Onofrio,John B. Stetson

Publisher: R.S. Means Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 232

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Starting with this catalog, Means offers a select group of references at special prices. These books provide essential information for contractors, design professional, and facilities managers and bring you the expertise of leading authorities. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your reference collection.Demonstrates how to: resolve disputes-- head off claim problems-- manage the claims process, if a claim is inevitable. Includes strategies for evaluating and preparing claims, defending against them, recovering losses, and protecting profits.
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