"Guide to MW05", the new edition of Sarah Lupton's very successful "Guide to MW98", is a practical guide to the operation and administration of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2005 (MW05 and MWD05 versions). As well as covering the recent amendment to take account of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, it points out the important new changes to the contract and reflects on up-to-date legal cases which serve as valuable lessons for the unwary. The contract's provisions, procedures and supplementary conditions are organised and defined by subject and are supported by useful indexes, while clause comparison tables allow a quick and easy way to understand how it relates to the old contract. Because MW05's striking brevity requires a greater understanding of general principles of contract law than is found in longer contracts, the book outlines this legal framework and includes a short summary of implied terms.Altogether, the guide provides the hardpressed practitioner with a comprehensive concise reference guide to contractual issues during the course of a job under the contract. It assumes only a general knowledge of JCT contracts and in that respect is ideal for architecture and other construction students on the threshold of undertaking their professional examinations.
Author: Sarah Lupton
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Publication Date: September 2007