“CONTRACTOR ?” is a practical, down-to-earth handbook for contractors and their personnel. It is a gold mine of tips, advice, and references to help builders make the most of their... More > contracts, from sharp tendering to successful dispute resolution through adept execution and ingenious cost control. Written by seasoned professionals the contents are rich with insight and guidance to optimize business opportunities and stay clear of the endemic pitfalls which plague the industry.
Between Michel and William there is nearly one hundred years of construction life, all of it on the contracting side of the fence. Projects have taken them to some dozens of countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They have brushed shoulders –and occasionally crossed swords- with most if not all types of clients, architects, resident engineers, sub-contractors, suppliers and dispute resolution practitioners. They have suffered from nearly all possible shortcomings and errors, including their own, in the construction business.< Less