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The key environmental concerns in UK construction projects are:
Environmental provisions in building contracts for relatively sophisticated projects commonly put the responsibility for minimising or avoiding liability relating to environmental issues on the contractor. Although commonly used standard forms of construction contract do not directly refer to specific environmental issues, employers/developers will often introduce provisions through the schedule of amendments.
With regard to contamination, well-advised employers would normally seek to place the risk on the contractor although there is often some negotiation. Contractors will be keener on accepting only ‘known risk’. If, as is usual, a level of risk as to ground conditions is p
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