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Calculating Construction Damages: 2006 Cummulative Supplement (Construction Law Library)

Calculating Construction Damages: 2006 Cummulative Supplement (Construction Law Library)
By William Schwartzkopf, John J. McNamara

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Book Description

Calculating construction damages can be complex and confusing. Written by recognized experts in the area of construction claims, Calculating Construction Damages is a one-of-a-kind resource providing step-by-step guidelines for valuing a claim and calculating damages.

Calculating Construction Damages keeps you completely up-to-date with the changes in the construction industry, and provides new and updated coverage on:

  • Reductions in scope through deductive changes
  • The meaning and explanation of acceleration
  • The use of the actual cost method and the total cost method to calculate damages
  • The effectiveness of expanding on productivity analysis.
  • The definition of home office overhead costs and the use of the Eichleay formula.
  • The most recent assessment of attorneys' fees on Miller Act claims

Only Calculating Construction Damages leads you through every step you need to take in order to reach an accurate assessment of construction damages. Complete coverage includes:

  • General Principles of Damage Calculation
  • Labor Costs
  • Equipment and Small Tool Costs; Additional Equipment Costs
  • Material Costs
  • Bond and Insurance Costs
  • Home Office Overhead

Calculating Construction Damages is organized by type of damage rather than type of claim. Its clear, mathematical techniques will enable you to value any claim and accurately calculate damages.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #15711842 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-08-21
  • Released on: 2006-08-21
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .39" h x 6.86" w x 10.16" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 167 pages

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
1A good lawyer will make a good case based on the ...
By Tim Rieser
I bought this book because I was the opposing expert witness in a construction claims suit in which Schwartzkopf was the expert for the construction company who had over billed the client hundreds of thousands of dollars and needed to justify their overcharges, which, they claimed, stemmed from owner-caused delay. I thought the book would illuminate how Mr. Schwartzkopf would calculate damages. It did not. In fact, Mr. Schwartzkopf didn't use anything in his own book to forward his own report which was at times
made up of supposition, assumptions and fabrications. Every single assertion Mr. Schwartzkopf made was rejected and the case was a 100% loss for his client. A good lawyer will make a good case based on the contract and easily available case law. You may well find this book a waste of money. After all, if Mr. Schwartzkopf couldn't use his own book to make a classic construction case, how would you?

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Handbook for witness expert
By Arnaldo Bagnato
This is a real "must have book" for those professionals who are involved directly or not to construction claims controversial and arbitration.

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
5Greatest Book Ever on Construction Damages
By A Customer
Before I read William Schwartzkopf's book, I had no idea on how to calculate construction damages. After reading I understood how to calculate construction damages efficiently, precisely and thoroughly. Schwartzkopf is really a pioneer in the area of construction law. I read many books about construction law but not one this good. William Schwartzkopf can be summed up by ine word: Genius

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