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Is the type of contract suitable for the project?

In construction, a contract can take make many forms. Not only are there various ‘Suites of Contract’ such as NEC, ICC, FIDIC etc. but within each of these there are different types such as lump sum/fixed price, target cost and cost reimbursable. Do you know the...

No, LADs are not your friends…or are they?

What are LADs? Liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs) are a predetermined sum to be paid by the contractor/subcontractor as compensation to their employer if they breach the terms or obligations of their contract. In construction, the most common breach that these...

5 Delay Related Issues You Must Consider

All too commonly in construction, the works are delayed for one reason or another; design not ready on time, adverse weather, obstructions encountered, unavailability of resources, scope creep, the list goes on. This is inevitable but what is important is to...

Pay attention to attendances

‘Attendances’ are items/services that the Main Contractor will provide to the sub-contractor during the course of their sub-contract works. The term used to describe these may vary in different forms of subcontract (for example, attendances isn’t a defined term in...

Understanding your design liability

Does your work scope include provision for any aspect of the design on the project? If you do have design responsibility under the contract, whether permanent or temporary, it is vital to determine exactly what level of responsibility is being allocated to you. Is the...

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