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Keating on Construction Contracts

Keating on Construction Contracts
11th Edition
Practice Area:  Construction Law
ISBN:  9780414078253
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  17 Dec 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts. Renowned for its accessible style, and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICE Conditions of Contract.

The book offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts and presents in depth practical help in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation.
What’s new
  • A new chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • A revised chapter now dealing with all construction professionals
  • Updates on recent appellate and TCC decisions
  • Commentary on the latest NEC form, NEC4
Recent construction law cases include:
  • The Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd
  • The Court of Appeal decision in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd
  • and TCC decisions in Network Rail Infrastructure v ABC Electrification; Anchor 2020 v Midas Construction; Zagora Management Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc; Yuanda (UK) v Multiplex Construction Europe; C Spencer v MW High Tech Projects UK; DBE Energy v Biogas Products and Doosan Enpure v Interserve Construction.

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  • Chapter 1    The Nature of a Construction Contract
  • Chapter 2    Formation of Contract
  • Chapter 3    Construction of Contracts
  • Chapter 4    The Right to Payment and Varied Work
  • Chapter 5    Employer’s Approval and Architect’s Certificates
  • Chapter 6    Excuses for Non-performance
  • Chapter 7    Negligence, Economic Loss, Liability to Third Parties and Nuisance
  • Chapter 8    Delay and Disruption Claims
  • Chapter 9    Financial Recovery and Causation
  • Chapter 10    Liquidated Damages and Penalties
  • Chapter 11    Default of the Parties ¬– Various Matters
  • Chapter 12    Various Equitable Doctrines and Remedies
  • Chapter 13    Assignments, Substituted Contracts and Sub-contracts
  • Chapter 14    Architects, Engineers and Surveyors
  • Chapter 15    Public Procurement
  • Chapter 16    Various Legislation
  • Chapter 17    Arbitration
  • Chapter 18    The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Chapter 19    Litigation
  • Chapter 20    Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Chapter 21    The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract (2011 EDN)
  • Chapter 22    The Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, 2014 EDN
  • Chapter 23    NEC3 Contract
  • Chapter 24   The FIDIC Standard Forms
  • Appendix A The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as Amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009
  • Appendix B The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998, as Amended


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