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Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts : Builders Bookshelf Series - Douglas A. Stephenson

Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts

Builders Bookshelf Series

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Published: 1st November 1993
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Arbitration has been the accepted means of dispute resolution in the construction industry since the early development of the contract system. The first edition of the Institution of Civil Engineers' General Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering Works , published in 1945, included provision for arbitration; and all subsequent editions, together with derivatives of those forms, and corresponding standard forms of contract in the building industry, have made similar provision. Despite the universal use of arbitration in resolving the construction industry disputes few of the engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and managers invovled in such disputes understand how they should proceed. Instead they abdicate their management functions to lawyers, who understand the law but often do not understand construction. This book seeks to promote better understanding of arbitration procedures by construction practitioners, so that they need not feel obliged to employ lawyers, especially in dealing with minor disputes. In larger disputes, where lawyers are appointed, a better understanding of arbitration procedures by managers will help them to make wise decisions

Foreword
Preface to the third edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Arbitration agreements
Powers of an arbitrator
Appointment of the arbitrator
Preliminaries
Evidence
The hearing
The award
Costs
Finality of the award; enforcement; appeals
The contractor as claimant
Appendices - specimen documents
The Arbitration Act 1950
The Arbitration Act 1975
The Arbitration Act 1979
The Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No.3) 1979
The Arbitration Act 1979 (Commencement) Order 1979
Interest tables
Flow chart
Bibliography
Table of cases
Index
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ISBN: 9780419183303
ISBN-10: 0419183302
Series: Builders Bookshelf Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: SPON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.95  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition