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Washington Construction Law Deskbook

Publication Year: 2019   Publication Type: Deskbook


More than 60 experienced practitioners came together to produce this single-volume ready resource on every facet of construction law. In addition to review by the editorial board, every chapter was peer reviewed by another experienced practitioner. And, because owners and contractors often have differing perspectives, whenever possible peer reviewers were chosen to reflect the perspective that differed from the author’s.

Like all WSBA deskbooks, this one is practice-oriented, with practice tips, drafting tips, comments, caveats, examples, and checklists set off throughout the text.

For experienced practitioners in this area and for those who do not regularly address construction law issues, this is the guide to turn to when researching those issues under Washington law.

Note: No physical product will be shipped to you when you subscribe to this deskbook. Access to this deskbook is online only by annual subscription. To order a print copy of this deskbook, click here.

Peer Reviewers:
John P. Ahlers, Stanton Phillip Beck, William (Bill) Berkowitz, Janelle K. Brennan, Geoff Bridgman, Bryan D. Caditz, Robert H. Crick, Jr., Parker D. Davidson, Ronald J. English, Amber L. Hardwick, Arnold R. Hedeen, Alex Jouravlev, Kerry C. Lawrence, Bradley C. Lewis, James F. Nagle, Colm Nelson, Robert L. Olson, Jason T. Piskel, Thomas Presnell, Bart Reed, Andy F. Rigel, Garth A. Schlemlein, Joseph Scuderi, Matthew J. Sekits, Christopher J. Soelling

Ronald J. English (Editor-in-Chief), Jennifer McMillan Beyerlein, John Evans, Brett M. Hill, Robert L. Olson, Thomas H. Wolfendale

John P. Ahlers, Marisa Bavand, Daniel Berner, Jennifer McMillan Beyerlein, Janelle K. Brennan, Evan Brown, Paul R. Cressman, Jr., Robert H. Crick, Jr., Parker D. Davidson, Ronald J. English, Jesse O. Franklin IV, Andrew J. Gabel, Lawrence S. Glosser, John H. Guin, Greg Harper, Todd Hayes, Brett M. Hill, Henry Jameson, Sean Leake, Judd Lees, James Lynch, Andrew W. Maron, Allison Murphy, Colm Nelson, Michael A. Nesteroff, Karl F. Oles, Robert L. Olson, Aaron K. Owada, Ellie Perka, Brendan J. Peters, Loren D. Podwill, Bart Reed, Douglas R. Roach, Matthew J. Sekits, Scott D. Siekawitch, Richard H. Skalbania, Scott R. Sleight, Henry J. Spieker, Ryan W. Sternoff, Zak Tomlinson, Athan E. Tramountanas, Lindsay (Taft) Watkins, Thomas H. Wolfendale, Masaki (Saki) Yamada

Table of Contents:

 About the Editors
Chapter 1- Construction Contracting Parties and Their Legal Relationships
Chapter 2- Contractors' Registration, License, Contractor Bonds, and Prequalification
Chapter 3- Key Contract Provisions and Summary of Prevalent Private and Public Contract Model Forms
Chapter 4- Architect/Engineer Contracts and Liability
Chapter 5- Implied Warranties and Obligations
Chapter 6- Private Contracts: Procurement Practices
Chapter 7- Contracting For Public Agency Construction
Chapter 8- Federal Procurement
Chapter 9- Alternative Delivery Methods
Chapter 10- Payment
Chapter 11- Changes: Scope of Work, Cardinal Change, Notice, Documentation, Pricing, Audits
Chapter 12- Contract Performance Issues
Chapter 13- Environmental Considerations in Construction Projects
Chapter 14- Scheduling and Delay, Suspension of Work, and Acceleration
Chapter 15- Damages
Chapter 16- Surety Relationships and Payment and Performance Bonds
Chapter 17- Construction Liens
Chapter 18- Technology Issues in Design and Construction
Chapter 19- Subcontract Issues
Chapter 20- Termination For Default and Convenience
Chapter 21- Indemnity and Insurance
Chapter 22- Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranty
Chapter 23- Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA)
Chapter 24- Mediation, Disputes Review Boards, and Project Neutrals
Chapter 25- Arbitration and Litigation
 Table of Cases
 Table of Statutes
 Table of References
 Subject Index