Category Archives: Contract and Commercials

Stop Stealing from Contractors

Stop Stealing from Contractors 2I was reminded today by a friend of mine, of some pretty underhanded recruitment / engagement tactics being run by people out there in the industry. Certain organisations in the construction and mining sector who shall remain nameless here (not recruitment agencies), think it’s...
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Civil and Commercial Works Contracting – Lovegrove Solicitors

Civil and Commercial Works Contracting

A Booklet for Property Owners on Building Contracts and Contract Administration; Staying Out of Trouble and Getting Out of Trouble

Area’s covered are as follows:

CAPITAL WORKS

THE TENDER PROCESS

THE MODE OF CONTRACTING

  • The Lump-Sum Contract
  • Design and Construct
  • Construction Management Contracts
  • The Cost Plus Contract
  • Alliance Contracts
  • Architect Administered Contracts

KEY TENETS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONTRACTING

  • Choice of Contractor
  • Know What You Are Getting and The Devils in The Detail
  • Nominate One Person to Deal With The Contractor
  • Avoid Changes to The Scope of Works
  • Ensure That The Builder Sticks to The “Leash of The Contract”
  • Pay on Time

KEY TERMS AND CONTRACTUAL JARGON

  • Liquidated Damages
  • Prolongation Costs
  • Bonus for Early Completion
  • Great Care Should be Taken in Calculating Liquidated Damages
  • Prime Costs and Provisional Sums
  • Inclement Weather
  • Occupancy Permit
  • Retention Facility
  • Contract Administration

WHEN THINGS GO OFF THE RAILS

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • How to Approach Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • The Process
  • Litigation
  • Expert Determination (ED)

GOLDEN RULES OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

Please visit Lovegrove Solicitors to find out more about the Author: Professor Kim Lovegrove and the Legal Service offered by a firm that has considerable expertise in Property and Construction Law.

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