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Cut through the legalese to truly understand constructionlaw

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense ConstructionLaw is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practicalintroduction to the significant legal topics and questionsaffecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, thisuseful guide has been updated to reflect the most currentdevelopments in the field, with new information on Public PrivatePartnerships, international construction projects, and more.Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being producedby the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison tothe old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning tothe new forms. The companion website features samples of thesedocuments for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries andchecklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. Theupdated instructor support material includes scenario exercises,sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the keypoints student responses should contain.

Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries,but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave itheavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning.This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal lawaffects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputesand liability.

  • Understand construction law without wading through legaltheory
  • Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scaleprojects
  • Parse the complexities presented by international and overseasprojects
  • Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly andconfidently

This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer'sguide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear,unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the constructionprofessional's perspective. For a better understanding ofconstruction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common SenseConstruction Law is an efficient reference.

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