Contents

Pages3-19
Contents
About the Editors xxi
About the Authors xxiii
Preface xxvii
Acknowledgments xxix
  1  Construction Law: The Historical Perspective 1
1.01 Introduction 1
A. Construction in the Ancient World 1
B. Construction’s 19th-Century Transformational Events 3
1.02 Construction Dispute Resolution 11
1.03 Construction Law Scholarship 14
  2  Participants in the Design and Construction Process 17
2.01 Overview 17
2.02 The Owner 18
2.03 The Design Team 20
A. The Architect 20
B. The Engineers and Consultants 21
2.04 The Construction Team 22
A. The Contractor 22
B. The Subcontractors 24
2.05 The Supporting Cast 25
A. Construction Lenders 25
B. Insurance Companies 27
C. Sureties 28
D. Title Insurance 28
E. Public Authorities 29
2.06 Assembling the Project Team 29
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  3  The Owner’s Role 35
3.01 Overview 35
3.02 Providing the Building Site 35
A. Access to the Building Site 36
B. The Right to Use the Project Site
for Its Intended Purpose 37
C. Title 37
D. Zoning 38
E. Availability of Utilities 39
F. Archaeological and Historic Sites 40
G. Environmental Concerns 41
3.03 Providing Information to the Architect and Contractor 42
A. Surveys 42
B. Geotechnical Information 43
3.04 The Owner’s Implied Warranty to Supply Accurate
Information 43
A. The Spearin Doctrine 43
B. Limitations on the Application of Spearin 46
1. Limitations on the Spearin Doctrine 47
2. The Spearin Warranty Can Be Disclaimed 49
3.05 The Owner’s Program 50
3.06 Paying for Construction 52
A. Financing the Project 52
B. Evidence of Financing 53
  4  Project Delivery Systems 57
4.01 Overview 57
4.02 Evolution of Different Approaches 58
4.03 Importance of Project Delivery Systems 61
4.04 Design-Bid-Construct 64
A. Selection Factors 65
B. Risk Factors 67
C. Common Variations 69
4.05 Construction Management 71
A. Agency Construction Management 71
1. Selection Factors 72
2. Risk Factors 74
B. At-Risk Construction Management 74
1. Selection Factors 75
2. Risk Factors 76
iv C O N T E N T S

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