Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

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Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie a Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie a Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionalsa€”from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agentsa€”with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.... FAR clauses by reference, government construction contracts often incorporate by reference multiple guide specifications or manuals. ... 119 In Donahue Electric Inc., the VA specified that a certain type of boiler be installed in the building.

Title:Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts
Author:Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr., Thomas E. Abernathy, IV, Hubert J. Bell, Jr., Steven L Reed, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-03-29


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