Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition by Alan Twort, Gordon Rees

By Alan Twort, Gordon Rees

This re-creation of Civil Engineering: Supervision and Management updates and revises the simplest sensible advisor for on-site engineers. Written from the perspective of the undertaking engineer it information their duties, powers and duties.

The ebook has been absolutely up-to-date to mirror the most recent alterations to administration perform and new different types of agreement. As a pragmatic consultant to on-site undertaking administration it's helpful to practicing engineers.

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A tangle of legal claims and counter-claims can then 24 Civil Engineering Project Management arise as each of the parties involved – the promoter, management contractor, designers, and works contractors – tries to make others responsible for some or all of the cost over-run. The price risk to the promoter is relatively high, since the terms of a typical management contract permit extra costs and risks to pass straight through to him from the works contractors. Management contracting was initially much favoured for large building developments with associated civil engineering work; but there has been considerable debate concerning its merits and the number of jobs using the method has declined.

Due to inflation and failure to update the standard rates, the percentages tenderers quote are often well over 100 per cent addition. 2. Where additional work is required, the contractor is paid for it at ‘bill rates’ or, if different work is required, this is paid at similar or agreed rates. 1 compares this method with the methods which follow. The advantages are that the contractor can be paid fairly for the amount of work he has to do, and the employer only has to pay for work actually required, without having to pay a premium to the contractor for the risk of undertaking, at his own cost, extra work due to quantity changes.

A contractor has to lay out large sums of money to get work started, especially on overseas jobs; hence the earlier he can receive substantial payments the less he has to borrow from his reserves or the bank. On the other hand the earlier the employer has to pay out money, the more interest he will have to pay on his borrowings to fund the project. Also, he cannot pay out too large a sum or he may not recover his payment should the contractor get into financial difficulty and be unable to complete the work.

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