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7 Construction insurance 197


1 General insurance 199
2 Types of insurance 206
3 Construction insurance provisions under traditional building
contracts and civil engineering contracts 213
4 Professional indemnity insurance (PI) 214
5 Latent defects insurance 216

PART 2
Organizing and engineer’s practice
Section editor: Jenny Baster

2.1 Ways of operating 225


1 Sole practices 227
2 Partnership 231
3 Companies 239
4 EEIGs 252
5 Summary 254

2.2 Working with others 255


1 Introduction 257
2 Reasons for establishing a joint venture 257
3 Principal considerations in establishing a joint venture to tender 259
4 Types of legal structure 262
5 Competition aspects 267
6 Conclusions 267

2.3 Working internationally 269


1 Introduction 271
2 Strategic considerations 271
3 Practical issues – logistics 273
4 Regulatory frameworks 278
5 Some tax issues 282
6 Tax check-list 290

2.4 The engineer’s appointment 293


1 Form of appointment 295
2 Key issues that arise in appointment documents 296
3 Working for design and construct contractor 325
4 Standard forms 329

2.5 Collateral warranties 333


1 What is a collateral warranty? 335
2 So why are collateral warranties needed? 336

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