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Building Contract Claims, ISBN 9780470657386, By David Chappell, Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Imprint Wiley-Blackwell, Which Building Contract bookshop
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By: Chappell, David
Edition: 5 Rev ed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780470657386
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 544 pages
Pub Date: 12/08/2011

Building Contract Claims

Many building projects are the subject of claims – the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood.

This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice.

Changes include:
   Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases
   Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite
   Coverage of changes to the NEC contract
   Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts
   Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices
   Appendix 1 has been substantially revised

Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.

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Features
  • CONTENTS
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Contract abbreviations xi
  • PART I 1
  • 1 Introduction 3
  • 1.1 Structure of the book 3
  • 1.2 Types of claims 3
  • 1.3 The basis of claims 8
  • 1.4 Architect's and contract administrator's powers and liability to contractor 11
  • 1.5 Quantity surveyor’s powers 16
  • 2 Time 20
  • 2.1 Time of the essence 20
  • 2.2 Time at large 22
  • 2.3 Extension of time clauses in contracts 26
  • 2.4 Concurrency 32
  • 2.5 Acceleration 40
  • 2.6 Sectional completion 47
  • 2.7 The SCL extension of time Protocol 51
  • 3 Liquidated damages 57
  • 3.1 The meaning and purpose of liquidated damages 57
  • 3.2 Liquidated damages or penalty 58
  • 3.3 Liquidated damages as limitation of liability 65
  • 3.4 Sums greater than a genuine pre-estimate 66
  • 3.5 Liquidated damages as an exhaustive remedy 67
  • 3.6 Injunction 72
  • 3.7 Liquidated damages in relation to loss 74
  • 3.8 Where there is no breach of contract 75
  • 3.9 Calculation of liquidated damages 77
  • 3.10 Where there is partial possession 78
  • 3.11 Maximum recovery if sum is a penalty 80
  • 3.12 Maximum recovery if liquidated damages do not apply 82
  • 3.13 Defences to liquidated damages in building contracts 84
  • 3.14 Bonus clauses 93
  • 4 Basis for common law claims 95
  • 4.1 General 95
  • 4.2 Implied terms 97
  • 4.3 Variation of contract 103
  • 4.4 Omission of work to give it to others 104
  • 4.5 Extra work 107
  • 4.6 Possession of site 109
  • 4.7 Site conditions 113
  • 5 Direct loss and/or expense 117
  • 5.1 Defi nition 117
  • 5.2 Direct v indirect 118
  • 5.3 Exclusion of consequential loss 120
  • 6 Points of principle 123
  • 6.1 Measure of damages 123
  • 6.2 Burden of proof 124
  • 6.3 Res ipsa loquitur 125
  • 6.4 Mitigation of loss 125
  • 6.5 Betterment 127
  • 6.6 Notices 128
  • 6.7 Categories of claim 135
  • 7 Potential heads of claim 140
  • 7.1 Foreshortened programme 140
  • 7.2 The ‘knock-on’ effect 143
  • 7.3 The more common heads of loss 147
  • 7.4 Cost of a claim 180
  • 8 Causation 182
  • 8.1 Theory 182
  • 8.2 Use of networks 184
  • 8.3 Float 189
  • 9 Global claims 192
  • 9.1 Basic principles of global claims 192
  • 9.2 Unacceptable global claims 194
  • 9.3 The current position 196
  • 10 Preparation and substantiation of claims 201
  • 10.1 Preparing a claim 201
  • 10.2 Types of evidence required to support a claim 206
  • 10.3 ‘Scott schedules’ 213
  • PART II 217
  • 11 Extension of time under JCT standard form contracts 219
  • 11.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 219
  • 11.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 248
  • 11.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 251
  • 11.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 254
  • 11.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 256
  • 11.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 257
  • 11.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 259
  • 11.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 260
  • 11.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 262
  • 11.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 264
  • 12 Liquidated damages under JCT standard form contracts 268
  • 12.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 268
  • 12.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 273
  • 12.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 273
  • 12.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 274
  • 12.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 275
  • 12.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 275
  • 12.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 275
  • 12.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 276
  • 12.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 276
  • 12.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 277
  • 13 Loss and/or expense under JCT standard form contracts 278
  • 13.1 Standard Building Contract (SBC) 278
  • 13.2 Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 305
  • 13.3 Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 309
  • 13.4 Design and Build Contract (DB) 311
  • 13.5 Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 315
  • 13.6 Management Building Contract (MC) 316
  • 13.7 Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 316
  • 13.8 Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 316
  • 13.9 Measured Term Contract (MTC) 318
  • 13.10 Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 318
  • 14 Variations 319
  • 14.1 Introduction 319
  • 14.2 The baseline 320
  • 14.3 Bills of quantities 321
  • 14.4 Functions of the architect and the quantity surveyor 324
  • 14.5 JCT Standard Building Contract (SBC) 325
  • 14.6 JCT Intermediate Building Contract (IC and ICD) 345
  • 14.7 JCT Minor Works Building Contract (MW and MWD) 350
  • 14.8 JCT Design and Build Contract (DB) 352
  • 14.9 JCT Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC) 360
  • 14.10 JCT Management Building Contract (MC) 361
  • 14.11 JCT Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) 361
  • 14.12 JCT Major Project Construction Contract (MP) 362
  • 14.13 JCT Measured Term Contract (MTC) 364
  • 14.14 JCT Constructing Excellence Contract (CE) 366
  • PART III 367
  • 15 Claims Under The General Conditions of Government Contracts for Building and Civil Engineering Works (GC/Works/1(1998)) 369
  • 15.1 Introduction 369
  • 15.2 Extension of time and liquidated damages 369
  • 15.3 Prolongation and disruption 377
  • 15.4 Valuation of instructions 381
  • 16 Claims under the ACA Form of Building Agreement (ACA 3) 385
  • 16.1 Introduction 385
  • 16.2 Extension of time and liquidated damages 386
  • 16.3 Prolongation and disruption 395
  • 16.4 Valuation of instructions 402
  • 17 Claims under the ACA Standard Form of Contract for Project Partnering (PPC2000) 407
  • 17.1 Introduction 407
  • 17.2 Extension of time and damages 408
  • 17.3 Loss and/or expense 413
  • 17.4 Changes 415
  • 18 Claims under NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC 3) 418
  • 18.1 Introduction 418
  • 18.2 Compensation events 420
  • 18.3 Delay damages 444
  • 19 Sub-contract claims 446
  • 19.1 Introduction 446
  • 19.2 JCT Standard Building Sub-Contract Conditions (SBCSub/C) 446
  • 19.3 JCT Standard Building Sub-Contract with Sub-Contractor’s Design Conditions (SBCSub/D/C) 457
  • 19.4 JCT Intermediate Named Sub-Contract Conditions (ICSubNAM/SC) 458
  • 19.5 JCT Intermediate Sub-Contract Conditions (ICSub/C) 459
  • 19.6 JCT Intermediate Sub-Contract with Sub-Contractor's Design Conditions (ICSub/D/C) 460
  • 19.7 JCT Design and Build Sub-Contract Conditions (DBSub/C) 460
  • 19.8 JCT Management Works Contract Conditions (MCWC/C) 462
  • 19.9 ACA Form of Sub-Contract (ACA/SC) 465
  • APPENDIX 473
  • Example of contractor's claim for reimbursement of direct loss and/or expense under SBC with quantities clauses 4.23–4.26 – architect's and quantity surveyor's assessment with commentary 475
  • Table of cases 498
  • Table of standard form contract clauses 512
  • Index 523

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