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The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016

Author/EditorChappell D (Author)
ISBN: 9781119415541
Pub Date27/10/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages264
Edition5th Ed
Dimensions (mm)243(h) * 171(w) * 13(d)
The 2016 edition of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract contains a great many changes from the 2011 and 2005 editions, many of which are apparently minor but all are significant. This 5th edition has been comprehensively re-written to address these changes and to make them easier to understand.
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The revised and updated edition of this classic book on the JCT Minor Works Building Contracts


The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016 offers a concise overview of this agreement, which continues to be the most popular JCT contract, as it used on the sorts of small works that most architects and builders encounter routinely. Written in straightforward terms, the book is formatted in short chapters with accessible sub-headings, and the author avoids legal and pseudo-legal wording where possible. Some explanations from first principles are included where it is thought they would be helpful and occasionally, where the precise legal position is unclear, the author uses his significant experience to offer a view. Overall, the information is presented in a manner that it is easy to understand, use and reference.


The 2016 edition of the contract contains a great many changes from previous editions and these are all covered. For example, the book includes information about the substantially revised payment provisions, changes to those parts dealing with insurance, variation instructions, the CDM Regulations, Supplemental Provisions, definitions, and the Contractor's Designed Portion. In summary, this fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to:


Ensure the discussion is easy to comprehend and use by busy architects and contractors
Include a Include a number of tables and flowcharts to assist in understanding the way the contract operates
Include several letter templates that can be used in common situations
Provide answers to the sorts of problems that commonly arise in the course of a building project


The new edition of this classic book on The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts will be an ideal tool for busy architects and contractors who need to find what to do when problems arise on projects using this contract.

The revised and updated edition of this classic book on the JCT Minor Works Building Contracts


The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016 offers a concise overview of this agreement, which continues to be the most popular JCT contract, as it used on the sorts of small works that most architects and builders encounter routinely. Written in straightforward terms, the book is formatted in short chapters with accessible sub-headings, and the author avoids legal and pseudo-legal wording where possible. Some explanations from first principles are included where it is thought they would be helpful and occasionally, where the precise legal position is unclear, the author uses his significant experience to offer a view. Overall, the information is presented in a manner that it is easy to understand, use and reference.


The 2016 edition of the contract contains a great many changes from previous editions and these are all covered. For example, the book includes information about the substantially revised payment provisions, changes to those parts dealing with insurance, variation instructions, the CDM Regulations, Supplemental Provisions, definitions, and the Contractor's Designed Portion. In summary, this fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to:


Ensure the discussion is easy to comprehend and use by busy architects and contractors
Include a Include a number of tables and flowcharts to assist in understanding the way the contract operates
Include several letter templates that can be used in common situations
Provide answers to the sorts of problems that commonly arise in the course of a building project


The new edition of this classic book on The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts will be an ideal tool for busy architects and contractors who need to find what to do when problems arise on projects using this contract.

About the Author David Chappell BA (Hons Arch) MA(Arch) MA(Law) PhD RIBA is an architect who has worked in both the public and private sectors, as well as in contract administration and as a lecturer in construction law and contracts procedure. He was Professor of Architectural Practice and Management Research at The Queens University of Belfast and Visiting Professor of Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham. Since 1989, he has practiced as a contracts consultant and adjudicator, both for a large consultancy and for the last twenty-three years as director of his own consultancy. He is an experienced adjudicator and the author of many books for the construction industry.

Preface to the Fifth Edition Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Some general things about contracts 1.2 Some background to MW and MWD 1.3 When to use MW and MWD 1.4 How to use 1.5 What is the contract? 1.6 How to complete the contract form 1.7 Priority of documents 1.8 Inconsistencies and divergences 1.9 Custody and copies 1.10 Limits to use 1.11 Notices, time and the law 1.12 Common problems Chapter 2 Some basics 2.1 Works 2.2 Drawings 2.3 Copyright 2.4 Specification 2,5 Schedules 2.6 Privity of contract and third party rights 2.7 Base date 2.8 Common problems Chapter 3 Things you must know 3.1 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended) 3.2 Express and implied terms 3.3 Limitation periods 3.4 Letters of intent 3.5 Quantum meruit 3.6 Common problems Chapter 4 Architect s powers and duties 4.1 Authority and duties 4.2 Duty to act fairly 4.3 An architect in local authority or similar 4.4 Express provisions of the contract 4.5 Common problems Chapter 5 Contractor s powers and duties 5.1 Contractor s obligations: express and implied 5.2 Basic principles 5.3 Carrying out the works 5.4 Workmanship and materials 5.5 Statutory obligations 5.6 Contractor s representative 5.7 Compliance with architect s instructions 5.8 Suspension of obligations 5.9 Common problems Chapter 6 Employer s powers and duties 6.1 Powers and duties: in the contract and elsewhere 6.2 Rights under MW and MWD 6.3 Other rights 6.4 Duties under MW and MWD 6.5 Retention 6.6 Other duties 6.7 Common problems Chapter 7 Quantity Surveyor 7.1 Appointment 7.2 Duties 7.3 Responsibilities 7.4 Common problems Chapter 8 Clerk of Works 8.1 Appointment 8.2 Duties 8.3 Responsibilities 8.4 Common problems Chapter 9 Sub-contractors and Suppliers 9.1 General 9.2 Differences between assignment and sub-contracting 9.3 Assignment 9.4 Subcontracting 9.5 Nominated subcontractors 9.6 Common problems Chapter 10 Statutory matters and work outside the contract 10.1 Statutory authorities 10.2 Works not forming part of the contract 10.3 Common problems Chapter 11 Insurance 11.1 Important 11.2 Injury to or death of persons 11.3 Damage to property 11.4 Evidence of insurance 11.5 Loss or damage 11.6 Common problems Chapter 12 Possession of the site 12.1 Important points 12.2 Date for possession 12.3 Failure to give possession 12.4 Common problems Chapter 13 Extension of time 13.1 Why necessary? 13.2 Extension of time 13.3 Reasons 13.4 Failure to notify delay 13.5 Does an extension of time entitle the contractor to any money? 13.6 Common problems Chapter 14 Liquidated damages 14.1 What are liquidated damages? 14.2 Liquidated damage or penalty? 14.3 Procedure 14.4 Common problems Chapter 15 Financial claims 15.1 General 15.2 Dealing with loss and/or expense 15.3 Types of claims 15.4 Common problems Chapter 16 Architect s Instructions 16.1 Architect s instructions 16.2 Contractor s objection 16.3 Specific instructions 16.4 Other instructions which will be empowered 16.5 Common problems Chapter 17 Variations 17.1 Variations 17.2 Valuation 17.3 Provisional sums 17.4 Common problems Chapter 18 Payment 18.1 Important to read this first 18.2 Contract Sum 18.3 Interim certificates 18.4 Final certificate 18.5 Effect of certificate 18.6 Failure to pay 18.7 Retention 18.8 Common problems Chapter 19 Practical Completion 19.1 Practical completion 19.2 The contract says 19.3 Consequences of practical completion 19.4 Common problems Chapter 20 Defects Liabilit

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