The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. It now includes comparisons of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts throughout.

Introducing this topic at the core of construction law and management, this book provides students with a one-stop reference on construction contracts. Significant new material covers:

  • procurement
  • tendering
  • developments in dispute settlement
  • commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments

In line with new thinking in construction management research, this authoritative guide is essential reading for every construction undergraduate and an extremely useful source of reference for practitioners.

chapter |17 pages

Roles and relationships

chapter |20 pages

General contracting

chapter |17 pages


chapter |11 pages

Construction management

chapter |12 pages

Collaborative contracting

chapter |16 pages

Contract choice

chapter |12 pages

Contractor's obligations

chapter |10 pages

Employer's obligations

chapter |11 pages

Responsibility for design

chapter |20 pages


chapter |19 pages


chapter |15 pages

Insurance and bonds

chapter |27 pages