Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): A Construction Manual for Quality Control and Conflict Resolution by Robert S. MannDefect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): A Construction Manual for Quality Control and Conflict Resolution by Robert S. Mann

Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): A Construction Manual for Quality Control…

byRobert S. Mann

Hardcover | November 14, 2006

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ELIMINATE CONSTRUCTION MISTAKES AND MINIMIZE YOUR EXPOSURE TO EXPENSE AND LITIGATION WITH DEFECT-FREE BUILDINGS

Nothing packs a more costly punch and ruins a project faster than a construction defect dispute. And nothing stops a project dead in its tracks faster than conflicts between builders and owners. But with McGraw-Hill's Defect-Free Buildings, you can rid your projects of these debilitating conflicts and protect your business against the costs, delays, and litigation they create.

Packed with easy-to-understand guidelines, protocols, and checklists, this indispensable volume helps you:

  • Determine proper construction methods and costs during planning and bidding
  • Avoid defects in the building stages and enhance quality control
  • Obtain the proper insurance and satisfy underwriting requirements
  • Reduce or eliminate the threat and cost of litigation

    KEEP THE PEACE

    To help you minimize cost and lost time when disputes become unavoidable, Defect-Free Buildings also delivers a wide range of powerful conflict-resolution techniques. You'll learn how to:

    • Get the right contract in place
    • Develop forms and documents that minimize or eliminate disputes and delays in payment
    • Document construction conditions to avoid potential conflicts and owner claims
    • Resolve conflicts effectively
    • And more!

      Written by a construction attorney with more than 25 years' experience as an arbitrator and mediator, Defect-Free Buildings is the money-saving resource you'll want within reach on every construction job.

Robert S. Mann has nearly 25 years' experience as a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator of construction disputes. He has been involved in hundreds of complex construction defect and construction breach of contract matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and has successfully mediated/arbitrated over 100 construction, business, a...
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Title:Defect-Free Buildings (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): A Construction Manual for Quality Control…Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.2 × 7.4 × 0.99 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Chapter 1: A Basic Primer on the Construction Process

Chapter 2: The Construction Contract

Chapter 3: Why Do Contractors Get Sued?

Chapter 4: Background to Construction Defect Law

Chapter 5: The Most Common Construction Defects and How to Avoid Them

Chapter 6: Using Plans, Specifications, and Contract Terms to Avoid Defects

Chapter 7: Document Control

Chapter 8: Managing Conflict During Construction

Chapter 9: Cost-Saving Techniques

Chapter 10: The Lawsuit -- What Happens Next

Chapter 11: Conclusion

APPENDIX A: FORM OF CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER

APPENDIX B: FORM OF CONSTRUCTION DEFECT COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. DEVELOPER

APPENDIX C: FORM OF COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX D: FORM OF FINAL DEFECT LIST: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX E: FORM OF MEDIATION BRIEF: HOMEOWNER vs. DEVELOPER -- Principal Issues Involve Soils Problems

APPENDIX F: FORM OF ANSWER TO COMPLAINT: HOMEOWNER vs. CONTRACTOR

APPENDIX G: FORM OF CROSS COMPLAINT BY CONTRACTOR AGAINST SUBCONTRACTORS FOR INDEMNITY AND AGAINST OWNER

APPENDIX H: SELECTED PROVISIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Bibliography

Index