| Commentary

50 Progress

| Commentary

50 Progress

Many construction contracts expressly require the contractor, not only to complete the works by a specified date, but also to maintain a satisfactory rate of progress1. Where a contractor is obliged to proceed ‘regularly and diligently’ with the works, although each word imports into that obligation certain discrete concepts which would not otherwise inform it, there is a measure of overlap between them and it is thus unhelpful to seek to define two quite separate and distinct obligations. What particularly is supplied by the word ‘regularly’ is not least a requirement to attend for work on a regular

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