Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series) A Construction Manual for Quality Control and Conflict Resolution

Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)
By:Mann, Robert;
Pub Date:November 14th 2006
Format:Hardback 341 pages
ISBN:0071479597 / 9780071479592
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ELIMINATE CONSTRUCTION MISTAKES AND MINIMIZE YOUR EXPOSURE TO EXPENSE AND LITIGATION WITH DEFECT-FREE BUILDINGS

Nothing packs a more costly punch and ruins a project faster than a construction defect dispute. And nothing stops a project dead in its tracks faster than conflicts between builders and owners. But with McGraw-Hill's Defect-Free Buildings, you can rid your projects of these debilitating conflicts and protect your business against the costs, delays, and litigation they create.

Packed with easy-to-understand guidelines, protocols, and checklists, this indispensable volume helps you:

  • Determine proper construction methods and costs during planning and bidding
  • Avoid defects in the building stages and enhance quality control
  • Obtain the proper insurance and satisfy underwriting requirements
  • Reduce or eliminate the threat and cost of litigation

KEEP THE PEACE

To help you minimize cost and lost time when disputes become unavoidable, Defect-Free Buildings also delivers a wide range of powerful conflict-resolution techniques. You'll learn how to:

  • Get the right contract in place
  • Develop forms and documents that minimize or eliminate disputes and delays in payment
  • Document construction conditions to avoid potential conflicts and owner claims
  • Resolve conflicts effectively
  • And more!

Written by a construction attorney with more than 25 years' experience as an arbitrator and mediator, Defect-Free Buildings is the money-saving resource you'll want within reach on every construction job.


Table of contents

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Chapter 1: A Basic Primer on the Construction Process

Chapter 2: The Construction Contract

Chapter 3: Why Do Contractors Get Sued?

Chapter 4: Background to Construction Defect Law

Chapter 5: The Most Common Construction Defects and How to Avoid Them

Chapter 6: Using Plans, Specifications, and Contract Terms to Avoid Defects

Chapter 7: Document Control

Chapter 8: Managing Conflict During Construction

Chapter 9: Cost-Saving Techniques

Chapter 10: The Lawsuit -- What Happens Next

Chapter 11: Conclusion

APPENDIX A: FORM OF CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER

APPENDIX B: FORM OF CONSTRUCTION DEFECT COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. DEVELOPER

APPENDIX C: FORM OF COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX D: FORM OF FINAL DEFECT LIST: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX E: FORM OF MEDIATION BRIEF: HOMEOWNER vs. DEVELOPER -- Principal Issues Involve Soils Problems

APPENDIX F: FORM OF ANSWER TO COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX G: FORM OF CROSS COMPLAINT BY CONTRACTOR AGAINST SUBCONTRACTORS FOR INDEMNITY AND AGAINST OWNER

APPENDIX H: SELECTED PROVISIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Bibliography

Index


Backcover

Author Information

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