Keating on Construction Contracts

Released: 30 June 2016

Practice Areas: Construction & Engineering

Keating on Construction


The 10th edition of Keating on Construction Contracts is available as of 30th June 2016. Considered a classic construction law text, Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts.  Acclaimed for its accessible style and reliable authority the title headed by The Hon Sir Vivian Ramsey and Stephen Furst QC, both eminent specialists in this field and closely associated with Keating Chambers, covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICC Conditions of Contract.



  • The Nature of a Construction Contract
  • Formation of Contract
  • Construction of Contracts
  • The Right to Payment and Varied Work; Employer’s Approval and Architect’s Certificates
  • Excuses for Non-performance
  • Negligence and Economic Loss; Delay and Disruption Claims
  • Financial Recovery and Causation; Liquidated Damages and Penalties
  • Default of the Parties – various matters; Various Equitable Doctrines and Remedies
  • Assignments, Substituted Contracts and Sub Contracts; Architects,
  • Engineers and Surveyors
  • Public Procurement
  • Various Legislation; Arbitration
  • The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
  • Litigation
  • The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract (2011 edn)
  • The Infrastructure Conditions of Contract
  • Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC 3)
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers Conditions (FIDIC)
  • Appendix A — Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by the local democracy, economic development and construction act 2009
  • Appendix B — the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998


The book is available to order via the Sweet & Maxwell website.

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