| Commentary

52 Sub-contracts

| Commentary

52 Sub-contracts

Provisions in sub-contracts governing commencement and progress are frequently much less precise than those in main contracts, reflecting the difficulty of predicting precisely when a particular sub-contractor’s work will be needed. Where the sub-contractor expressly undertakes to carry out work at such times as the main contractor shall direct1, there is no implied obligation on the main contractor to programme the work in such a way that the sub-contractor can operate on an economic basis2. Indeed, the common sub-contract requirement to carry out the sub-contract works reasonably in accordance with the progress of the

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