Commentary

119 Duty of care and skill

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

119 Duty of care and skill

| Commentary

119 Duty of care and skill

Every contract administrator owes a duty of care and skill to the person by whom he is appointed, the standard of which is that of the ordinary member of the relevant trade or profession1. Although the vast majority of claims by employers against contract administrators arise out of defective design of the contract works, it is clear that the duty of care and skill applies to every aspect of the contract administrator’s functions2. This may include advising on the scheme of procurement and terms of the construction contract3, obtaining competitive tenders for the work4,

To continue reading
View the latest version of this document, as well as thousands of others like it, sign in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial