A Guide to Successful Construction: Effective Contract Administration

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This updated edition, based on the newest AIA documents, is designed to help construction professionals successfully manage projects through effective contract administration and minimize disputes and litigation. O'Leary defines the roles and responsibilities of the contractor, architect, owner/developer and even the construction attorney, and includes step-by-step procedures for resolving conflicts and handling the threat of legal action.

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As a professional working in construction, you have your work cut out for you. Whether an architect, engineer, facilities manager, or contractor you'll be faced with an ever-growing mountain of paperwork just to get your job done. A Guide to Successful Construction will help you nip most of these problems in the bud and avoid costly changes and lawsuits. Written by an experienced architect and project manager, this manual guides you through the administration process and brings to the surface those items which will be troublesome down the road. This indispensable book covers all the subjects that a practicing professional will come in contact with during the project.

The topics covered include but are not limited to:
The Contract Documents - Professional Services Agreements - Construction Contracts
Selecting the Contractor - Preconstruction Jobsite Conference - Consultants and Advisors
Construction Insurance - When the Contract is Bonded - Shop Drawing Procedures
Payments and Change Orders - Owners and Construction Contracts - The Contractor's
Responsibilities - The Construction Superintendent - Closing Out the Job - Termination of the
Construction Contract - Resolution of Construction Disputes - Time and Delay Disputes
Construction Defects - Designing/Building to a Budget - Graphic & Written Communication

About the Author:

Arthur F. O'Leary is a leading expert on construction industry arbitration and architectural practice. He co-founded O'Leary Terasawa Partners, now merged with Widom Wein Cohen O'Leary Terasawa, a Santa Monica architectural firm. He has served as arbitrator and consultant on more than 300 construction industry litigations, and has written, lectured, and published extensively in over 40 years of professional activity.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California, where he served on the faculty for 10 years. Mr. O'Leary is a member of the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He is also recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. He currently resides near Dublin in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.

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