The industry's leading professional reference for four decades--fully revised and updated Construction Contracting remains a bestseller in the construction industry forty years after its first publication. A cornerstone of the construction professional's library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction business, and applies to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. This new Seventh Edition features important changes in construction insurance, tax law, labor law, and bonding and surety.
It includes: Contemporary contracting methods such as design/build and best value/competitive negotiation Computer assisted estimating, project accounting, scheduling, and document control Emerging techlogies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Critical updates to standard construction contracts, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Construction Contracting also features expanded coverage of such basics as business ownership and company organization, cost estimating, bidding procedures and strategies, project time and cost management, labor relations, and project safety. This edition incorporates many special features, including new and updated contracting forms, the latest Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, a companion Web site, and a CD-ROM containing a complete library of forms from the AIA, AGC, and Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee. Construction Contracting, Seventh Edition is a complete working resource for the construction professional in the field or office and an indispensable preparatory tool for students.
Table of contents :
1. The Construction Industry
2. Business Ownership
3. Company Organization
4. Project Design and Contract and Bid Documents for a Project
5. Cost Estimating and Bidding
6. Construction Contract Provisions
7. Contract Surety Bonds
8. Construction Insurance
9. Business Methods
10. Project Management and Administration
11. Project Time Management
12. Project Cost Management
13. Labor Law
14. Labor Relations
15. Project Safety
♦Appendix A: AIA Document B141-1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect with Standard Form of Architect's Services.
♦ Appendix B: MasterFormat TM 2004 Edition-Division Numbers and Titles.
♦ Appendix C: AIA Document A201-1997, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.
♦Appendix D: CMAA Document A-3 (2003 Edition), General Conditions Between Owner and Contractor. Appendix E: Supplementary Conditions.
♦Appendix F: Solicitation, Offer, and a Reward (GSA-FAR Standard Form 1442).
♦ Appendix G: Instructions to Bidders.
♦ Appendix H: A Strategy of Bidding.
♦ Appendix I: Proposal for a Lump-Sum Contract.
♦Appendix J: AIA Document A101-1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor Where the Basis of Payment Is a Stipulated Sum.
♦Appendix K: AIA Document A111-1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor Where the Basis of Payment Is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee with a Negotiated Guaranteed Maximum Price.
♦Appendix L: American Arbitration Association, Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (Including Procedures for Large., Complex Construction Disputes).
♦ Appendix M: AGC Document 603, Standard Short Form Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor (Where Contractor Assumes Risk of Owner Payment).
♦Appendix N: AGC Document 604, Standard Short Form Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor (Where Contractor and Subconstructor Share Risk of Owner Payment).
♦Appendix O: General Ledger Accounts About the CD-ROM.