Commentary

112 Meaning of contract administration

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
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112 Meaning of contract administration

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I: ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTRACT

1: ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTRACT: GENERAL

112 Meaning of contract administration

Except on very small projects, the employer will almost invariably be represented throughout the progress of the works by one or more agents, who may be either employees or independent consultants. Such persons may for convenience be described as ‘contract administrators’1. The precise functions, duties and powers of any contract administrator depend partly upon the terms of its appointment and partly on the terms of the construction contract which it is engaged to administer. In general, construction contracts recognise such functions as

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