Commentary

Section 57 Sectional completion

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

Section 57 Sectional completion

| Commentary

57 Sectional completion

A contract may divide the works into sections and provide a separate date by which each section is to be completed1. If such provisions are required, they must be expressly inserted; the courts will not imply a term for sectional completion into a contract which contains a single completion date2. Nor, where the contract specifically makes the conditions prevail over all other documents, can the bills of quantities be relied upon to show that completion in stages is what the parties intended3.

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