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30 Sep 2011
NEC 3: Quotations for Compensation Events: ending the never ending cycle
The NEC3 introduces the concept of a collaborative approach to problem solving by directing the contractor and the project manager to first discuss the different ways in which risks and the...
02 Sep 2011
NEC 3: declaring and notifying a dispute and time barring provisions
The NEC3, Engineering and Construction Contract as well as the Professional Services Contract contain unique time barring provisions in their dispute resolution clauses. They make provision therein...
06 Jul 2011
FIDIC: Force majeure, assessing why an event may be classified as a force majeure event
On 18 May 2011 it was reported by www.Fin24.com that Arcelor Mittal, the South African arm of the world's largest steel producer, invoked the force majeure provisions in its supply obligation...
03 Jun 2011
JBCC: practical completion, works completion and final completion: a brief overview
We examine the following terms namely ‘practical completion’, ‘works completion’ and ‘final completion’ as set out in the JBCC 2000, Principal Building Agreement, 6th edition and...
06 May 2011
NEC 3: When is the project manager obliged to notify a compensation event, and what are the effects of his failure to do so?
Time bar clauses that are found in the standard form construction contracts (almost) always operate against the contractor. Hopefully we are all aware of the consequences of failing to comply with...
13 Apr 2011
The General Conditions of Conditions Contract for Civil Engineering Works 2010 (‘GCC 2010’): what’s new?
onstruction contracts evolve over the passing of time into hopefully more structured, efficient and accurate tools for commercial trade. With that they are better facilitate the conduct of such...
03 Mar 2011
Assessing delays: the impacted as-planned method compared to the time-impact analysis method
The penalty provisions for late completion found in construction contracts are for the benefit of the employer. If the contractor does not meet the agreed completion date (or sectional completion...
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