Civil Engineering Construction Contracts 2nd Edition by M. O'Reilly

By M. O'Reilly

This ebook presents a superb historical past on a variety of significant civil engineering contracts together with the ICE sixth, the NEC2, the Arbitration and Conciliation Acts and the Housing supplies, development and Regeneration Act 1998. it's also statement at the ICE seventh and overseas contracts. The e-book presents a concise creation to agreement legislation and discusses quite a few general kinds of agreement utilized in civil engineering initiatives to supply an research of a few of the agreement suggestions

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Cooper (Great Britain) ltd [1995] 2 WLR 677 (CA). Roberts & Co. v. Leicestershire Count} Council [1961] Ch 555. Here the employer amended the completion time without advising the contractor; the evidence was that the employer knew that the contractor had not noticed and rectification was granted. Ashville Investments v. Eimer Construction [1989] QB 488 (CA). 14 Civil engineering construction contracts Implied terms In addition to the expressly agreed terms, terms may be implied. Implied terms cannot contradict express terms; but where they are implied they carry the same weight as express terms and may found a claim for breach of contract.

Fareham Urban District Council [1956] AC 696 (HL). McAlpine Humbemak v. McDermott International 58 BLR 1 (CA). In Amalgamated Investment and Property Co. v. John Walker & Sons Ltd [1976] 3 All ER 509. The risk here was the building on a site acquired under the contract for development might be listed as a building of historical interest by the Secretary of State. Clause 63 of the ICE Conditions of Contract provides its own rules for property passed during the subsistence of the contract. General principles of contract law 23 8.

Stone (1888) p. 134; Re Ford andBemrose (1902) p. 324 (CA). See also Sharpe v. San Paulo Railway Co. (1873) LR8ChApp597. Re. Walton-on-the-Naze UDC v. Moran (1905) Hudson's Building Contracts, 4th edn, Vol. 2, p. 376. ICE Conditions of Contract, 7th Edition, Clause 55. 28 Civil engineering construction contracts Methods of measurement The item descriptions found in bills of quantities cannot fully describe what is included. For example, an item 'excavation' without further elaboration can reasonably mean any of the following: (a) excavation and nothing more, (b) excavation and carry away spoil to tip, (c) excavation, support sides and carry spoil away to tip, pay the tipping charges, etc.

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