Commentary

111 Contractual requirements

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
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111 Contractual requirements

| Commentary

3: INSURANCE

111 Contractual requirements

Construction contracts commonly make provision for the taking out and maintenance of insurance to cover certain risks inherent in construction works. The scope of the insurance requirement depends upon the particular contract, but cover is normally required against liability for personal injury to or damage to the property of third parties1, damage to property of the employer2 and damage to the contract works3. The question of what constitutes ‘damage’ for the purposes of the insurance policy is a vexed one, although it seems that actual physical damage must have occurred, and a mere risk of damage,

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