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The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts

Written by an experienced industry professional, this book is the most comprehensive volume on the management and law of sub-contracts to date.
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Table of Contents

Definitions; Introduction; Tender; Contract; Subcontractors selected by a third party; Programming of the Subcontract work; Organisation and management of the subcontract; Design development; Subcontractor's design; Instructions and Variations; Valuation of the Works; Payment; Completion; Breach of Contract; Determination of the Sub Contract; Damages; Sub-subcontracts; Works contracts under management contracting arrangements; The Legal Approach; Dispute Resolution; Adjudication; Statutes.

About the Author

John McGuinness BSc, MSc, FCIOB worked for a major building contractor for many years, working on subcontracts, and more recently with the contracts consultant, Knowles, where he has been involved with over 130 adjudications.


"A few books on sub-contracting do exist... (small volumes) but there is not any other comprehensive work on the management and law of sub-contracts. The author, whose experience in the industry is both wide ranging and impressive, is exceptionally well placed to write [the book]." Construction Law Journal "The book draws on the author's extensive experience of managing building subcontracts, as well as his involvement in handling disputes between subcontractors and contractors" Building Engineer 'A solid background for the building manager to obtain a broad understanding of his contractual obligations and guidance on how to deal with problems as they arise' The Expert and Dispute Resolver

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