A Practical Approach to Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering Works
ISBN : 978-962-209-178-8
266 pages, 8″ x 11″
This book provides a comprehensive commentary and guidance to readers on the current edition (1999 Edition) of General Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering Works (the “General Conditions”), which the Government of HKSAR uses for all its civil engineering contracts. Though the General Conditions are described as for Civil Engineering Works, the book is also generally applicable to Building and E&M Works since the General Conditions for these various types of Works are very similar.
The book is suitable for students, young engineers as well as practitioners since its Commentary, Analysis and Applications, Questions (illustrated with photographs) and Answers are all written in plain English. The book is well organized and the systematic layout also makes it easier to read. The Chinese translation would also assist in the understanding of the difficult General Conditions.
For practitioners such as Government and consulting engineers, surveyors and also lawyers who want to understand more about the Hong Kong construction practice, the book can be utilized as a comprehensive reference. Apart from analyzing each clauses with due consideration of construction practice, the book refers to relevant legal cases and citations from authoritative text books such as those written by Mr. Max Abrahamson and Mr. Duncan Wallace.
“The competitive landscape of the engineering field requires engineers, especially those who are just starting their careers, to possess a thorough understanding of contract management principles alongside technical knowledge. Ir David Leung’s book provides a solid foundation in exactly these essential areas. It is an important resource for young engineers!” —Leo Hei-yim Chan, Chairman (Session 2009/2010), Young Members Committee, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers