Know your legal rights and obligations for Civil Construction.
Cross the T’s managing director, Tania White, has been providing legal advice to the civil construction and infrastructure projects industries for over 16 years, across a range of project delivery structures, adopting a vast array of differing documentation.
During that time, the key construction risks for contractors is always the same:
Time – when is the contractor entitled to an extension of time? What, if any, provision is made for force majeure? What if the principal/headcontractor delays the contractors works? What is the effect of failing to bring the works to completion by the date for completion?
Cost – the difference between lump sum and schedule of rates contracts, risk allocation for cost overruns.
Variations – what amounts to a variation under the contract? What formalities are there in the contract for addressing variations? What happens if the parties cannot agree upon the existence or pricing of a
Site conditions – who bears responsibility for particular site conditions? Who is best placed to bear the risk of latent conditions? Is the principal/head-contractor liable for any pre-contractual information it provides the contractor?
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