Cornes and Luptons Design Liability in the Construction Industry, 5th Edition, 5/e
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Cornes and Luptons Design Liability in the Construction Industry, 5th Edition, 5/e

Author : Sarah Lupton
© Year : 2013
ISBN : 9781444330069
Pages : 440
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.95   kg

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Liability for the design of a building or structure is of fundamental concern to construction professionals, design-build contractors, specialist sub-contractors, and lawyers. Although other texts cover a wide range of aspects of liability, only Cornes and Lupton’s Design Liability in Construction draws together all those matters that relate specifically to design.

popularity of design & build procurement
partnering arrangements and early contractor involvement
new standard forms of construction contract and appointment, and revisions to older forms
technical innovations in construction
collaborative working and BIM systems
many well-publicised cases regarding design failures
significant developments in the law of tort and professional liability
the development of the single European market and increased provision of services overseas

1 The Industry Context 1
2 Liability under Contract 19
3 Liability under Tort: Part 1 37
4 Liability under Tort: Part 2 (Post-Murphy) 59
5 Liability under Statute 81
6 Liability for Professional Negligence 97
7 ‘Fitness for Purpose’ Liability 107
8 Duties in Detail 133
9 Delegation of Design Duties 183
10 Liability to Third Parties: Procurement Issues 199
11 Damages and Contribution 235
12 Limitation 259
13 Measures for Limiting Liability 277
14 Standard Forms of Contract for Design-Build 287
15 Standard Forms of Appointment 317
16 Professional Indemnity Insurance 329
17 Design Liability in the EU 357
18 Design Liability in the Rest of the World 375

Sarah Lupton :- Sarah Lupton has degrees in architecture and law, and has over 30 years' experience as a partner in the London-based architects' practice of Lupton Stellakis. She combines practice with an academic post at the Welsh School of Architecture, as Professor and director of the MA in Professional Studies. She lectures widely on subjects related to construction law, and is an arbitrator, adjudicator and expert witness. Sarah is a member of many industry and professional committees, and is chair of the CIC Liability Panel, and past chair of the RIBA Presidents Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution. As well as this publication, she is the author of many books, including a series on standard form construction contracts.

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