By Eugene Seah
A concisely written guide to the law and management of construction contracts in Singapore. This book is more suited to the construction professional who needs to manage construction contracts and who does not have legal background.
It is an indispensible tool for architects, quantity surveyors, engineers and contractors.
Dealing with a whole spectrum of crucial issues in construction projects from procurement to dispute resolution, this book also discusses game-changing approaches like value management and the effect of unique issues like the sand ban and the haze on the administration of construction contracts.
"In this era of simplifying matters, this outstanding work by Eugene makes detail clear, steps logical, language simplified to attain quick reading and easy adsorption and clear understanding."
- Harry Elias, SC.
"At last, there is a book written for the non-lawyers, a fresh departure from the more legalistic and complicated books found on the shelves. Mr Seah writes simply, because he understands what the busy reader is looking for. Clients, contractors, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders need to have working knowledge of procurement so that they can better manage the project risks and generate value for money. Students will be another major beneficiary, because no prior knowledge is assumed, and the book provides an easy to understand pathway to a complicated subject."
- Associate Professor Willie Tan, Head, Department of Building, NUS
"...Eugene Seah has written a special book. It is collection of snapshots of practice issues, describing roles of consultants and contractor in terms of the management processes, outlining the features of the common procurement approaches, value management and dealing with various issues in relation to construction contracts. In each case, the narrative faithfully records the author's perspectives together with a potpourri of digestible advise and learning points."
- Chow Kok Fong, author of Security of Payments and Construction Adjudication
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Roles and Relationships
Chapter 3 Procurement
Chapter 4 Standard Forms of Contract
Chapter 5 Construction Law for Non-Lawyers
Chapter 6 Time & Extension of Time
Chapter 7 Licensing of Builders
Chapter 8 Bonds, Guarantees, Indemnities and Warranties
Chapter 9 Adjudication Under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
Chapter 10 Design for Safety
Chapter 11 Haze and Sand Bans
Chapter 12 Mechanical and Engineering Services
Chapter 13 Construction Insurance
Chapter 14 Value Management