ICE Manual of Construction Law

Edited by V. Ramsey, A. Minogue, J. Baster and M. O'Reilly

Price: £ 180.00

ISBN: 9780727740878

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 08/12/2010

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 276x219mm

Number of Pages: 672

ICE Manual of Construction Law


Part of the ICE manuals series, ICE manual of construction law is the essential legal reference for all construction professionals. Previously published as the annual ICE construction law handbook, ICE manual of construction law has been thoroughly revised and extended, to deliver practical guidance and a breadth of knowledge that is unrivalled by any other publication. Written for those without legal training, by acknowledged experts from within the construction industry and specialist construction law firms, the most important construction law issues are addressed: from planning, financing and procurement, through operational issues and general law, to claims and dispute resolution.

ICE manual of construction law:

• Approaches the legal issues as they would arise on a typical project
• Provides a working understanding of the legal principles behind construction practice
• Covers current UK and European legislation 
• Considers the practical and commercial implications of case law and legislation

ICE manual of construction law is an invaluable resource for all engineers and other construction professionals engaged in any aspect of procuring, designing, building or operating assets and a comprehensive overview of key topics for students. It raises awareness of the key legal issues on any project and is a valuable tool to help assess when expert advice is required.


Legal issues arising during the course of the construction project
• The planning system
• Financing the project
• Public sector projects
• Public-private partnerships
• Facilities management contracts
• Procurement route
• The construction contract
• Tender process
• Construction insurance
• Bonds, parent company guarantees and other security

Operational issues in an engineering practice
• Ways of operating
• Joint ventures
• International offices
• The consulting engineer's appointment
• Collateral warranties
• Professional indemnity insurance
• Employment law
• Intellectual property

General Law
• The law of contract
• Construction health and safety I: Enforcement, HSW Act and management duties
• Construction health and safety II: Industry and hazards specific regulations, work equipment and workplace safety
• Insolvency in construction
• Law of tort
• Environmental issues

Construction Disputes
• Administration of claims
• Litigation for the construction industry
• Arbitration
• Adjudication
• Alternative dispute resolution