Contract Administration

  • Alberto De MarcoEmail author


This chapter provides a review of the most important issues that professionals have to consider in contract administration during project planning and execution phases. First, it contains information about how owners and contractors have to handle bids and proposals. Then, as part of the composition of a contract, the main provisions and clauses are discussed with regard to bonds, changes, claims and dispute resolution. A final point is made on recording and reporting. All contents in this chapter consider general international and US practices. Variations exist from state to state and from country to country, but similar principles apply everywhere. Should the reader desire additional information or detailed procedures with regard to local frameworks, there are many texts that address issues of construction contract administration, including those referenced in the bibliography.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and Production EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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