Answered By: Tracy Breheny
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017     Views: 27

We have access to various construction contracts through Library Search. Library Search can be found here.

Here is a list of the most popular construction contracts that you might need to find, with guidance on how to locate them:

NEC contracts

We have a collection of both the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts available.  To access these, use the following links:

When you follow the links on the above pages, you'll need to enter your Blackboard username and password.

JCT contracts

JCT contracts are available through our Construction Information Service database.  To access these:

  1. Go to Library Search.
  2. Sign yourself into Library Search by clicking on Sign-in (top right-hand corner of the Library Search homepage) and then enter your network username and password.
  3. Type Construction Information Service into the Library Search box.
  4. Click on the link and select  Construction Information Service - CIS from the list of databases given.  Because you have already logged into Library Search, this should allow you access to all of the content we subscribe to.  You will then have access to all of the JCT contracts and documents, which can be read online and/or downloaded.
  5. When searching for a specific JCT contract it helps to include the year, for example JCT contract 2016

FIDIC contracts

We  have access to the FIDIC contract suite, is also contained in the Construction Information Service database.  To access FIDIC contracts:

  1. Go to Library Search.
  2. Sign yourself into Library Search by clicking on Sign-in (top right-hand corner of the Library Search homepage) and then enter your network username and password.
  3. Type Construction Information Service into the Library Search box.
  4. Click on the link and select  Construction Information Service - CIS from the list of databases given.  Because you have already logged into Library Search, this should allow you access to all of the content we subscribe to.  You will then have access to all of the FIDIC contracts and documents, which can be read online and/or downloaded.

eBooks

There are also lots of Construction Law-related eBooks avaiable through i-Law and Westlaw.  examples include:

  • Delay and disruption in construction contracts (i-Law)
  • FIDIC contracts law and practice (i-Law)
  • Chitty on contracts (Westlaw)
  • Hudson's building and engineering contracts (Westlaw)
  • Keating on construction contracts (Westlaw)

To access these eBooks, go into the database and filter by Books to see what we have access to.

A really useful, key construction-related database you may also want to access is  Construction Information Service.

Construction Information Service is really useful database which holds a variety of UK construction industry-based resources.  This database contains a variety of information ranging from contracts to building regulations.  It can be accessed through Library Search (you will need to sign into it with your network username and password if you are off-campus, as detailed above).  This database is definitely worth a look if you are interested in construction, building surveying, quantity surveying, civil engineering and architecture.

If you have any questions about construction contracts, please contact your Academic Support Librarian for further help: http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/digital-literacy-skills/subject-support/