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Innovating Construction Law - Towards the Digital Age

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"Innovating Construction Law: Towards the Digital Age draws together current and emerging technologies and examines how legal practice in the construction industry can respond to the challenges to its existing arrangements"--

List of contents

Section 1: Background 1. Introduction Section 2: AS IS 2. Limitations of the Construction Industry’s Approach 3. Limitations in the Legal Approach Section 3: TO BE 4. The Smart Contract in Construction 5. Perceptions in the Construction Industry of Smart Contracts? 6. Smart Contracts and the Legal System Section 4: The Steps In-Between 7. New Collaborative Directions 8. Background Provisions 9. The Steps in-Between 10. Building Information Modelling (BIM) Section 5: Online Dispute Resolution and Smart Contracts 11. Online Dispute Resolution 12. Conclusions and Next Steps

About the author

Jim Mason is Associate Head of Department, Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England, UK. He is the author of Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner, published by Routledge.


Innovating Construction Law: Towards the Digital Age takes a speculative look at current and emerging technologies and examines how legal practice in the construction industry can best engage with the landscape they represent. The book builds the case for a legal approach based on transparency, traceability and collaboration in order to seize the opportunities presented by technologies such as smart contracts, blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data and building information modelling. The benefits these initiatives bring to the construction sector have the potential to provide economic, societal and environmental benefits as well as reducing the incidence of disputes.
The author uses a mixture of black letter law and socio-legal commentary to facilitate the discourse around procurement, law and technology. The sections of the book cover the AS IS position, the TO BE future position as predicted and the STEPS INBETWEEN, which can enable a real change in the industry. The rationale for this approach lies in ensuring that the developments are congruent with the existing frameworks provided by the law. The book proposes various steps that the industry should seriously consider taking from the current position to shape the future of the sector and ultimately create a better, more productive and sustainable construction industry.
This book is a readable and engaging guide for students and practitioners looking to learn more about construction law and its relationship with technology and for those seeking a platform for graduate studies in this area.

Product details

Authors Jim Mason, Jim (University of the West of England Mason
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.02.2021
EAN 9780367443498
ISBN 978-0-367-44349-8
No. of pages 228
Subject Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Technology > Structural and environmental engineering

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