Construction Contracting : A Practical Guide to Company Management

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-21
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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 technologies 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.

Author Biography

RICHARD H. CLOUGH, deceased, was the Dean of the College of Engineering, University of New Mexico. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has long been considered one of the leading American educators in construction engineering and management.

GLENN A. SEARS is an active consultant in construction technology and management. He is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico.

S. KEOKI SEARS is a Project Manager and owner of Project Catalyst Corporation, based in Durango, Colorado. He has extensive experience managing large heavy civil and high-tech construction projects worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
List of Figures
The Construction Industry
Business Ownership
Company Organization
Drawings and Specifications
Cost Estimating and Bidding
Construction Contracts
Contract Surety Bonds
Construction Insurance
Business Methods
Project Management and Administration
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Labor Law
Labor Relations
Project Safety
Appendix A. AIA Document B141-1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect with Standard Form of Architect's Services 439(22)
Appendix B. MasterFormat™ 2004 Edition---Division Numbers and Titles 461(1)
Appendix C. AIA Document A201-1997, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction 462(39)
Appendix D. CMAA Document A-3 (2003 Edition), General Conditions Between Owner and Contractor 501(34)
Appendix E. Supplementary Conditions 535(6)
Appendix F. Solicitation, Offer, and a Reward (GSA-FAR Standard Form 1442) 541(4)
Appendix G. Instructions to Bidders 545(3)
Appendix H. A Strategy of Bidding 548(11)
Appendix I. Proposal for a Lump-Sum Contract 559(2)
Appendix J. AIA Document A101-1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor Where the Basis of Payment Is a Stipulated Sum 561(8)
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 569(14)
Appendix L. American Arbitration Association, Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (Including Procedures for Large, Complex Construction Disputes) 583(35)
Appendix M. AGC Document 603, Standard Short Form Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor (Where Contractor Assumes Risk of Owner Payment) 618(5)
Appendix N. AGC Document 604, Standard Short Form Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor (Where Contractor and Subcontractor Share Risk of Owner Payment) 623(5)
Appendix O. General Ledger Accounts 628(4)
About the CD-Rom 632(1)
Index 633

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