.1 The nature of civil engineering work
.2 The most widely used contracts for construction
.3 Other long-standing procedures
” –Lump sum construction contracts
” –Cost reimbursement contracts
” –Design and build contracts
.4 Growing use of design, build and operate contracts
.5 Developments in the later 1980s
.6 New approaches to construction contracts in the 1990s
.7 Introduction of Private Finance Initiative
.8 PublicPrivate Partnerships
.9 Partnering
.10 Project Management
.11 Operational or service contracts and Facilities Management
.12 Framework Agreements
.13 Influence of computers and information technology
.14 A criticism of certain systems
.15 Ancillary contractual practices