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Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles (2nd Edition)

Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles (2nd Edition)
Author: Stuart H. Bartholomew
ISBN 13: 9780130910554
ISBN 10: 130910554
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-05-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
List Price: $203.20

Construction Contracting: Business and Legal Principles, Second Edition, provides an updated, improved look at the impact of contractual issues on the construction industry. Intended for managers rather than lawyers, this guidebook explains the principles and practices of every aspect of the contractual relationship. It emphasizes the more common case law holdings and industry customs so the manager can avoid troublesome legal issues during the completion of the project.

Key features of this edition:

  • Examples and illustrations added to aid in reader understanding of the more complex subject matter.
  • A completely new chapter on contract claims now precedes the chapter on dispute resolution.
  • Several subjects reorganized to provide a smoother flow between chapters.


This guide for students and practitioners explains the business and legal principles and practices of contracting for construction. Twenty-three chapters deal with such topics as liability, the prime contract, "red flag" clauses, labor agreements, insurance contracts, surety bonds, mistakes in bids, allocating responsibility for delays, and dispute resolution. The second edition includes a new chapter on contract claims. Bartholomew is an engineer in the heavy construction industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)