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Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company Management, 8th Edition by Richard H. Clough, Glenn A. Sears, S. Keoki Sears, Robert O. Segner, Jerald L. Rounds

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Chapter 6Construction Contract Provisions

6.1 Introduction—Construction Contracts

Construction contracts exist in a number of variations, and contain numerous different provisions. Chapter 1 of this book provides an overview of the basic taxonomy for discussing and understanding the variations in forms of construction contracts: the single and separate contracts systems; competitive bid, negotiated, and competitive sealed proposals methods of forming contracts; and lump-sum, unit-price, and cost-plus forms of contract.

Figures 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 provide a graphic overview of these classifications.

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Figure 6.1 Single-Contract System

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Figure 6.2 Separate-Contracts System

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Figure 6.3 Project Delivery Methods and Forms of Contract

It is not the intent of this chapter to review the elements of all of these forms of contract; Chapter 1 defined and discussed each of them. Rather, it is the purpose of this chapter to discuss some of the workings of, and some of the common terminology and contract provisions contained in, these various forms of contracts. While certainly not every significant clause of every contract variation can be discussed, some of the more commonplace and ...

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