Commentary

120 Monitoring and inspection

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

120 Monitoring and inspection

| Commentary

120 Monitoring and inspection

One of the contract administrator’s main functions is to see, either by positive supervision or at least by inspection, that the works are carried out in accordance with the standards laid down in the contract1. The amount of monitoring required depends on the circumstances of the case2 and also on the terms of the contract administrator’s appointment3, but it is generally accepted that the contract administrator need not personally examine every detail of the works4. The courts recognise that some defects are likely to go unnoticed5, although it is negligent not to inspect important parts of

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