If you'd rather read about the jobs from hell
than live through them yourself, this book might
help -- and also provide entertaining reading.
Construction Nightmares: Jobs From Hell and How To Avoid Them narrates actual jobs gone bad from the world of construction dealing with busts in plans, extras, delays, interference, scheduling, extra work, change orders, defective construction, inadequate supervision, and incompetent contractors. In other words - just about every problem in the construction industry.
Our own mistakes make effective, though sometimes expensive lessons. Usually it's safer to learn from the mistakes of others, and a lot less expensive.
Arthur F. O'Leary tells you what happened on the job, what went wrong and how it went wrong, then James Acret provides an in-depth legal analysis and the probable outcome of the potential arbitration or lawsuit.
The analysis provided deals with: contracts, cancellation of contracts, walking off the job, removing a contractor from the job, responsibility of the bonding company, mechanics liens, insurance covers, arbitration, mediation, lawsuits, important provisions in construction contracts, responsibilities of the architect and the owner, liability for construction defects and much more.
Construction Nightmares also provides you with the practical information you need to handle problems on the job.
Arthur F. O'Leary, FAIA, MRIAI, a 40 year construction project veteran, has served as an arbitrator and consultant on more than 300 industry litigations and has written, lectured, and published extensively in over 40 years of professional activity.
James Acret ESQ., has practiced construction law for over four decades. In his years of service to the construction industry, he has represented numerous contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and sureties. James was a member of the committee that rewrote the California Mechanics Lien Law in 1969 and is considered the "Dean of Construction Lawyers." He is the author of several legal publications.
By: Arthur F. O'Leary and James Acret
Published by: BNI
464 Pages, 8-1/2 x 11
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