New PDF release: Contract Practice for Surveyors, Fourth Edition

By Phil Griffiths, Simon Birchall, J W RAMUS

ISBN-10: 0080476856

ISBN-13: 9780080476858

ISBN-10: 0750668334

ISBN-13: 9780750668330

This publication presents an in depth advisor to the rules and perform of development contracts. it really is written for either scholars and pros operating in all branches of surveying and building. dependent round the JCT 05 usual development Contracts, it's been totally revised and up-to-date to mirror the newest types of those contracts. The e-book units out essentially what may be performed at every one level of the development agreement approach. each one step is illustrated with examples of excellent perform making transparent the position and duties of the surveyor and the way tasks are most sensible brought. This fourth variation of agreement perform for Surveyors builds at the book's attractiveness for readability and straightforwardness to supply the main obtainable and precious introductory consultant to building contracts to be had at the present time. ·Clear, basic and straightforward to stick to consultant to perform and methods ·Examples of most sensible perform all through ·Fully up-to-date for the most recent revisions to the traditional shape

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The construction manager is responsible for the organization and planning of the construction work on site and for arranging for it to be carried out in the most efficient manner. The construction work itself is carried out by a number of contractors, each of whom is responsible for a defined trade package. All the trade packages together constitute the total project. Each trade contractor enters into a direct contract with the client. 40 Contract Practice for Surveyors The construction manager’s duties normally include any or all of the following: (i) co-operation and consultation with the other members of the client’s professional team; (ii) preparation and updating of a detailed construction programme; (iii) preparation of materials and components flows and arranging for advance ordering; (iv) determining what site facilities and services are required and their location; (v) breaking down the project into suitable trade packages in consultation with the other members of the client’s team and recommending suitable contractors to be invited to tender for trade packages; (vi) obtaining tenders from contractors and suppliers; (vii) evaluating tenders and making recommendations on them to the client’s team; (viii) co-ordinating the work of the trade contractors to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the master programme; (ix) establishing all necessary management personnel on site with responsibility to manage and supervise the project; (x) dealing with any necessary variations to the work, providing the design manager with estimates of their likely cost and subsequently issuing instructions to trade contractors; (xi) submitting to the quantity surveyor applications from trade contractors for periodic payments and all necessary documentation enabling the final accounts of trade contractors to be settled.

The essential characteristics are (i) that only the unit rates form part of the contract and (ii) the signing of the contract and the beginning of work on site may proceed before the design is complete. The bill of quantities is normally specially prepared for the particular project and descriptions of work are as detailed as in a bill of firm quantities, but the time otherwise required for detailed measurement of the quantities is saved, the quantities given being estimates of likely requirements.

Management contracting The principal characteristic of management contracting is that the management contractor does none of the construction work himself but it is divided up into work packages which are let to works contractors, each of whom enters into a contract with the management contractor. The latter is normally either nominated by the client on the basis of the contractor’s previous experience of management contracting or is selected by competition based upon tenders obtained from a number of suitable contractors for (a) the management fees and (b) prices for any additional services to be provided before or during the construction period (unless to be paid for on a prime cost basis, in which case the tenders will include percentage additions required to the respective categories of prime cost).

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