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Question: What matters should the employer consider in the allocation of risk between itself and the contractor in order to arrive at an approach that best suits its requirements?

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Risk Management
3. Contracts
3.1 Letter of Intent
3.2 Contract Choice
3.3 Quantum Meruit
4. Contractual Security
4.1 Bonds
4.2 Guarantees
4.3 Collateral Warranties
5. Conclusion

Completed as part of Reading University, College of Estate management Year 2 – degree level.
Subject area – Construction Law
Grade 40/50 or 80%

Answer: 1. Introduction Construction projects inevitably pose cost, quality and time risks to...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 1645
  • Date submitted: October 03, 2015
  • Date written: April, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6804

Question: Discuss the macroeconomic management objection of the present day UK Government and the specific reference to the housing market and appropriate industry examples and case studies, how its fiscal, monetary and direct policies are being used to assist the government in achieving objectives. (Economics 2:1 grade)

Answer: The macroeconomics is a government’s management framework policy that studies the whole...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Bsc Hons building studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 3586
  • Date submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5703

Question: The construction industry is a major contributor to UK GDP & its public sector is a major procurer of construction goods.

Discuss, using specific reference to current practice and appropriate case studies, the public sector’s role in driving the initiatives proposed in government reports such as ‘Constructing the Team’, ‘Rethinking Construction’ and ‘Accelerating Change’.

(Project procurement 2:1 grade)

Answer: Government investment in construction is one of the most beneficial uses of...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Bsc Hons building studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2111
  • Date submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date written: February, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5702

Question: Project procurement: The construction industry is a major contributor to UK GDP & its public sector is a major procurer of construction goods.

Discuss, using specific reference to current practice and appropriate case studies, the public sector’s role in driving the initiatives proposed in government reports such as ‘Constructing the Team’, ‘Rethinking Construction’ and ‘Accelerating Change’.

Answer: This essay is going to examine government reports such as ‘Constructing the...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Bsc Hons building studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2218
  • Date submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date written: February, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5701

Question: Three building contracts (A, B and C) have been awarded on JCT 2011 standard form building contracts. The contract period for each is 70 weeks but the contractor is working to a target programme of 68 weeks.

QUESTION 1
Consider the following circumstances and advise whether an extension of time should be granted and why, and, if so, how much additional time should be allowed.

a. Project A is on track to achieve the target when an event causing 10 weeks of delay occurs.

b. Project B is now scheduled to finish in Week 80, due solely to the contractor’s own errors. The project is in Week 73 when an event causing four further weeks of delay occurs.

c. Project C is on track to achieve the target when an event causing two weeks of delay occurs at the same time as an error on the part of the contractor, which also causes two weeks of delay.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Project A
2.1 Delay
2.2 Float
2.3 Summary
3. Project B
3.1 Dominant Cause
3.2 Summary
4. Project C
4.1 Malmaison case
4.2 Summary

Grade 24/40 or 60%

Completed as part of Reading University, College of Estate management Year 2 – degree level.
Subject area – Construction Law

Answer: 1. Introduction The complexity and unpredictability of construction contracts inevitably means that...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2106
  • Date submitted: October 03, 2015
  • Date written: April, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6803

Question: Impact of Demand and Supply on Various Aspects of the Construction Industry: A Report.

Contents
S. No. Title Page No.
1. Introduction 3
2. Research 3
3. Discussion 6
4. Conclusion 6
5. References 7

Answer: Introduction: In the British economy, the construction industry plays a very important...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Practice
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1515
  • Date submitted: November 25, 2016
  • Date written: February, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7718

Question: FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction
2 Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems
2.1 Category M
2.2 Category L
2.2.1 Category L1
2.2.2 Category L2
2.2.3 Category L3
2.2.4 Category L4
2.2.5 Category L5
2.3 Category P
2.3.1 CATEGORY P1
2.3.2 CATEGORY P2
3 Elements of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System
3.1 Detectors
3.1.1 Heat Detectors
3.1.2 Smoke Detectors
3.1.3 Combustion Gas Detector
3.1.4 Flame Detectors
3.1.5 Multi Sensor Fire Detector
3.2 Sounders
3.3 Zones
3.4 Call Points
3.5 Panel(s)
4 Conclusion
Works Cited
Bibliography


List of Figures
Figure 1 Fire Detection and Alarm System Categories
Figure 2 Category M manual fire alarm system
Figure 3 Category L1 Fire Alarm System
Figure 4 Category L2 Fire Alarm System
Figure 5 Category L3 Fire Alarm System
Figure 6 Category L4 Fire Alarm System
Figure 7 Category L5 Fire Alarm System
Figure 8 Category P1 Fire Alarm System
Figure 9 Category P2 Fire Alarm System
Figure 10 Sounder Circuit
Figure 11 Alarm Zones

Answer: 1 INTRODUCTION Fire alarm systems are one of the most important components...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Practice
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1765
  • Date submitted: December 18, 2015
  • Date written: November, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6997

Question: WASTE WATER DESIGN

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Surface Water Drainage
1.1 Sewer
1.2 Soakway
1.3 Storage
1.4 WaterCourse
1.5 Conclusion
2 Foul Water
2.1 Combined sewers
2.2 Seprate Sewers
2.3 General Drainage Considerations
2.3.1 Pipe sizing
2.3.2 Ventilation system
2.3.3 Pipework Materials
2.3.4 Access
2.3.5 Assumption
2.4 Conclusion
3 Works Cited
4 Bibliography
List of Figures
Figure 1 Sustainable Drainage System
Figure 2 Roof to river solution

List of Appendix
Appendix A - Approved document “H”

Answer: 1 SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE Surface water drainage system include the collection of...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Practice
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1991
  • Date submitted: December 18, 2015
  • Date written: November, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6996

Question: The law on limitation provides a number of safeguards to protect plaintiffs unaware that they have suffered damage within the periods prescribed in the Limitation Act 1980 as amended.

Identify these safeguards and explain the circumstances in which a claimant who has suffered damage would be able to rely on them.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Defects
2.1 Limitation Act
2.2 Latent Damages Act & Relevant Case Law
2.2.1 Fraud, Concealment or Mistake
2.2.2 Subsequent Owners
2.3 Economic Loss
2.3.1 Exceptions
3. Conclusion

Completed as part of Reading University, College of Estate management Year 2 – degree level.
Subject area – Construction Law
Grade 45/50 or 90%

Answer: 1.1 Introduction The size and complexity of buildings means that defects are...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2568
  • Date submitted: October 03, 2015
  • Date written: April, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6805

Question: A REVIEW OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE PROFILE FOR MAURITIUS AND ITS LIKELY IMPACT ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

Answer: 1.0 INTRODUCTION Climate has always been a point of departure for the...


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  • Subject: Construction Practice
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Construction
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2137
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2015
  • Date written: February, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6353

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