STANDARD FORM OF BUILDING CONTRACTS COMPARED
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo
About the Book
It is the ﬁrst book of its kind comparing selected domestic and international standard form of building contracts. It is a complete compendium on construction law as practised in standard form of building contracts as follows:
Division 1: Historical Development of the selected Standard Form of Building Contracts
This Division provides a general introduction based on the historical development, overview and comment on its practicality and popularity, etc of the selected standard form of building contracts. There is a discussion on the judicial interpretation and development pertaining to these standard form of building contracts.
Division 2: Selected Standard Form of Building Contracts are compared including PAM Form 2018, AIAC (2019), PWD 203A, CIDB (2000), IEM (2017), FIDIC Red Book (2017) and JCT (2016)
This Division provides a comparative overview on the diﬀerences and similarities of the selected standard form of contracts. The PAM Form 2018 is used as the starting point and six (6) diﬀerent standard form of building contracts are selected for comparison namely, AIAC (2019), PWD 203A, CIDB (2000), IEM (2017), FIDIC Red Book (2017) and JCT (2016).
Division 3: PAM Form 2018 compared with other selected Standard Form of Building Contracts
This Division provides a detailed commentary of the PAM Form 2018 with comparison of relevant clauses of selected standard form of building contracts. It includes analysis, comments, observations and applicable legal authorities on PAM Form 2018 together with discussion on the diﬀerences and similarities among the other selected standard form of building contracts.
Division 4: Other clauses provided in other selected Standard Form of Building Contracts not in the PAM Form 2018
This Division provides a detailed discussion of the key subject matters of the selected standard form of building contracts which are not found in the PAM Form 2018.
This book is written with the support of special contributors, Ir. Harbans Singh K. S. and Lam Wai Loon together with a group of talented young lawyers as part of the Editorial Board consisting of Ng Chu Yin (also qualiﬁed as a Quantity Surveyor), Heather Yee Jing Wah, Lee Kai Jun, Naveen Sri Kantha, Leong Chee Weng, Sameera Hassan, James Ding Tse Wen, Ashley Ooi Hui Ying and Ankit Sanghvi.
About the Author
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo has tertiary qualiﬁcations and professional registration covering every phase of development, planning, architecture, construction, law and arbitration. He has formulated standard form building contracts including the successful PAM 1998 Form and the AIAC standard form of building contract 2019. He is, among other things, the Founding President, Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (2018 to date), Deputy Chairman of FIFA Adjudicatory Chamber (2018) and Global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016). Since 1990, he has served as chairman, co-arbitrator of three-man panels and sole arbitrator in over 300 international and domestic arbitrations. Datuk Sundra has authored, co-authored, edited 10 books on arbitration, adjudication, contract and construction law.