Chapter 3. Problems and Disputes under Construction Phase Building Contracts

  1. David Mosey

Published Online: 1 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309867.ch3

Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement: Contracts, Partnering and Project Management

Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement: Contracts, Partnering and Project Management

How to Cite

Mosey, D. (2009) Problems and Disputes under Construction Phase Building Contracts, in Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement: Contracts, Partnering and Project Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309867.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196451

Online ISBN: 9781444309867

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Keywords:

  • construction phase building contracts - problems and disputes;
  • construction phase standard form building contracts;
  • role of standard form building contracts;
  • bespoke building contracts;
  • standard forms and assumption of complete information;
  • standard forms and lack of trust;
  • construction procurement by government;
  • links between claims and preconstruction phase activities;
  • links between claims and building contracts;
  • identifying limitations in standard form building contracts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The role of standard form building contracts

  • Standard forms and the assumption of complete information

  • Origins of standard forms and lack of trust

  • Criticisms of effectiveness of standard forms

  • Causes of claims

  • Links between claims and preconstruction phase activities

  • Links between claims and building contracts

  • New procurement procedures or gambling on incomplete information