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The very learned author has given the profession a splendid encyclopaedia on not just his vast expertise in respect of delay and disruption but also in respect of the several relevant risk categories.
For example, in respect of the legal risk, he gives a reminder of the potential danger in amending standard forms inappropriately; as well as on the other side of the ledger, in failing to do so when addition of amendment is not only necessary but, indeed, invited. In respect of the vast field of design risk, he deals with the dangers of accelerating design schedules and the failure to observe any relevant duty to warn.
Similarly, the author canvasses the many dangers and risks relating to different types of project procurement beyond basic design and construct. The treatment of time and cost is far from just theoretical; quite to the contrary, there is very helpful advice on the necessity for appropriate and proper drafting, well illustrated by the quotation from Pascal, viz:. Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
The treatment of authorities is both well up to date and extensive, including such significant ones as the Royal Brampton Hospital and Skanska cases. Construction lawyers and others will be greatly helped in the fundamental issues of cause and effect. The fine analysis of the many aspects of delay includes the reminder of the distinction between concurrency and parallelism. Since there is only one event which is said to have brought about extra work, it is not a true global claim.
Technically, the publication is very considerably enhanced. For example, despite the unfortunate modern trend to a brief and mechanical index, this one is detailed and very helpful.
Journals Talk. The latest on the most extensive range of legal journals in the Australian market, along with articles, news, submission requirements and more. Legal - Australia Thomson Reuters. The treatment of time and cost is far from just theoretical; quite to the contrary, there is very helpful advice on the necessity for appropriate and proper drafting, well illustrated by the quotation from Pascal, viz: Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
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