Contractual Relationships in Construction

by Stephen E. Smith, (F.ASCE), Principal Construction Engineer; California Dept. of Water Resources, Sacramento, Calif.,
Robert A. Rubin, (M.ASCE), Attorney; Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, New York, N.Y.,
William C. Burns, Regional Vice Pres.; Morris and Knudsen Co., Boise, Idaho,
Woodrow W. Wilson, (F.ASCE), Group Vice Pres.; Metcalf and Eddy, Boston, Mass.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 907-921

Document Type: Journal Paper


The different types of contractual relationships prevalent in construction today are considered from the owner's, consultant's, contractor's, and legal viewpoints. The principal contractual relationships considered are general contractor, turnkey, construction manager, and independent prime contracts.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Contractors and subcontractors | Consulting services | Legal affairs | Managers

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