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Civil Engineering Construction Contracts

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Architect/Contract Administrator about the decision to extend or otherwise, not later than 12 weeks or sufficiently earlier if the period of completion is less than 12 weeks. The contractor is entitled to the information from the Architect or the Contract Administrator as to how the extension of time has been given for each Relevant Event. 5 envisages that if the actual completion date goes beyond the extended time as above, the Architect/Contract Administrator may notify the contractor in writing within 12 weeks formally fixing the date of practical completion date as the completion date after considering the reasonableness of the delay having regard to relevant events or fix a completion date earlier than previously fixed subject to clause 2.

3 and 2.4 or just confirm the previously fixed completion date. Restrictions placed by the two clauses 2.3 and 2.4 are that the Architect/Contract Administrator should not fix completion date earlier to the relevant Date for Completion and should not change the length of Pre-agreed adjustment except when the relevant variation or other work mentioned in clause 5.1 “is itself the subject of a Relevant Omission.3 Clause 2.29 lists out as many as thirteen relevant events out of which departure from the contract drawings as mentioned in clause 2.1 is the relevant event for the case on hand and attracted by clauses 2.1 and 2.6 reading as“variations and any other matters or instructions which under these Conditions are to be treated as, or as requiring, a variation”4 and “any impediment, prevention or default, whether by act or omission, by the Employer, the Architect/ Contract Administrator, the Quantity Surveyor or any of the Employer’s Persons, except to the extent caused or contributed to by any default, whether by act or omission, of the Contractor or of any of theContractor’s Persons” 5 Since the departure is in the form of altogether a new design which renders the preliminary work done by the contractor a total waste, it can be classified as a case of prevention.1 empowers the Architect/Contract Administrator to issue notice requiring a variation. .

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  • Pages: 14 (3500 words)
  • Document Type: Assignment
  • Subject: Law
  • Level: Undergraduate
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