Brooking on Building Contracts, 5th Edition

Brooking on Building Contracts provides a detailed statement of the law relating to building contracts.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409329216
Release Date: January 01, 2014
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This text explores how general contract law concepts find their expression in the specific context of building and engineering contracts. It provides the practitioner with ample information to advise clients in disputed building and engineering contract matters and even for the judge or arbitrator called upon to resolve disputes in this area.

Brooking on Building Contracts includes the requirements for creation and variation of contracts, subcontracts, assignment, and construction defects.

Providing an overview of the tender process in the construction industry, and coverage of practical matters, extending the title's relevance to a wide variety of legal and non-legal professionals involved in construction and engineering.

Brooking on Building Contracts has explanations of duty of care requirements and instances of breaches of contract for substandard workmanship, issues that are of particular interest to both litigators and construction contractors.


  • To set out building and construction law principles
  • Enables lawyers and others ready reference to such law
  • Compact; up to date; clearly written; authoritative

Related LexisNexis Titles
Building Contracts Australia, looseleaf and online
Building Regulations Australia, looseleaf and online
Gerber and Ong, Best Practice in Construction Disputes, 2013


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Table of contents

  1. Building Contracts

  2. Contract Documents

  3. Contractual Doctrines

  4. Implied Terms

  5. Tenders

  6. Time for Completion

  7. Rise and Fall Clauses

  8. Payment

  9. Approval and Certificates

  10. Variations

  11. Defects and Damages

  12. Determination

  13. Assignment

  14. Subcontracts

  15. Bill of Quantities

  16. Negligence: Builders, Local Authorities and Others

  17. Architects and Engineers

  18. Building Disputes

  19. Building Operations