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Construction nightmares : jobs from hell and how to avoid them
O'Leary, Arthur F.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : BNI Publications, Inc., [1999]

Physical Description:
xii, 414 pages ; 28 cm
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Includes index.
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KF902 .O44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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As you know, we learn from our mistakes. But, when it comes to legal problems, nobody wants to learn that way! By the time you learn how to handle legal problems, your company might be out of business. What's the solution? Don't learn law lessons the hard way, learn from the experiences of others!

Arthur F. O'Leary, FAIA, MRIAI, a 40 year construction project veteran, relates actual jobs gone bad from the world of construction, dealing with plans, extras, delay, interference, scheduling, extra work, change orders, defective construction, inadequate supervision, incompetent contractors, and just about every other problem that happens on a construction job.

After you find out what happened on the job, what went wrong and how it went wrong, James Acret provides a legal analysis and the probable outcome of the potential arbitration or lawsuit. The analysis deals with contracts, cancellation of contracts, walking off the job, removing a contractor from the job, responsibility of the bonding company, mechanics liens, insurance coverage, arbitration, mediation, lawsuits, important provisions in construction contracts, responsibilities of the architect and the owner, liability for construction defects and much more. Acret also draws on more than 40 years of experience as a construction lawyer and law writer to give you the practical information you need to handle problems on the job, and to solve them before they become nightmares!