Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition

Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition

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Building Contract Law In Singapore, 3rd Edition

Author Edwin Lee Peng Khoon
Publication Date June 2016



Publisher: LexisNexis

This book deals with the law relating to building contracts. It discusses the key legal principles applicable, and is extensively illustrated with decisions from court cases. It covers all major issues that are commonly encountered by those in the construction industry. These include:

  • Delays and Liquidated Damages
  • Claims for payments under the Security of Payment Act
  • Calls on performance bonds
  • Damages for defects
  • Variation claims
  • Termination of contracts

Key Features

  • Handy reference to all relevant legal principles
  • Accessible to lay readers with interest in construction law – developers, construction professionals, contractors etc.
  • Though accessible, this book also provides a succinct introduction to construction law for lawyers, with the comprehensive footnotes providing the necessary material to those who wish to research the law further


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Formation of contract
Chapter 3 Avoidance of contract
Chapter 4 Contract terms
Chapter 5 Performance of contract
Chapter 6 Remedies for breach of contract
Chapter 7 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 2001
Chapter 8 Certificates
Chapter 9 Security of payment
Chapter 10 Completion
Chapter 11 Delay and liquidated damages
Chapter 12 Extension of time
Chapter 13 Variations
Chapter 14 Sub-contracts
Chapter 15 Performance bonds
Chapter 16 Defects and defects liability period
Chapter 17 Tort of negligence and breach of statutory duty

About the Author(s)
Edwin Lee Peng Khoon has been practising for close to 20 years. He has argued both major courtroom disputes and arbitrations, whilst advising government authorities, developers, contractors, and consultants on all the intricacies of building contract law. He is one of the founding partners of Eldan Law LLP. Edwin is cited as a leading Singapore construction law practitioner in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers (2013 and 2015). He is an accredited adjudicator in both Singapore and Malaysia and sits on the Construction Adjudication Accreditation Committee in Singapore. Apart from his active law practice, Edwin is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore and a trainer for the Building Construction Authority of Singapore. He is also an honorary legal adviser to the Singapore Institute of Architects on construction contracts.


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